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My weight is 96 kg.What will happen if i take azithromycin overdose? (a 500 mg tablet daily for 15 days)
DO NOT: Who advised you to do that. for a chlamydial infection you need 1gram once.. That's it. Remember that by taking antibiotics unnecessarily you increase its resistance to other diseases hence treatment of other disease could become difficult. If you are taking a Zpak then please take it for the 5 days. Only what your doctor prescribes. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Sure can...: Overdose just really means it is taken more than the maximal recommended dosage of any medication. How severe an adverse reaction to an overdose depends on the type of medication and amount taken. Unfortunately, even when taken in normal recommended dosage, Azithromycin has been associated with significantly increased cardiovascular deaths. Please consult doc if u are concerned. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello doctor I have taken azithromycin for chlamydia for 3 days -500mg, 1gm, 1gm respectively.
Should I have to taken it again due to overdose.?
You are treated.: The standard dosing when using Azithromycin to treat chlamydia is a one time dose of 1 gram. You are already treated. Make sure your partner is treated, and then you should be rescreened for re-infection in 3 months. Make sure you also had gonorrhea, HIV and syphillis testing as you are at risk. ...Read more
No antidote for it: I have never seen or heard of any serious trouble with zithromax od--from people have accidentally taken 3-4 times what is recommended. Single dose of 2gm (4x more than usual dose of longer course of 5 days) is often given these days, and those who have trouble usually end up vomitting it out. So, od will likely result in vomitting/diarrhea etc.. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more