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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][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


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Should i be really scared/worried of azithromycin side effects? I don't have a heart disease but i got chest infection wich gave me fast heart beat

Should i be really scared/worried of  azithromycin side effects? I don't have a heart disease but i got chest infection wich gave me fast heart beat

Side effect: If you look at the incidence of the side effect in regularly healthy people the cardiac side effect is still rare.. The benefit outweighs the risk. The side effects are more in people taking cardiac medicines with which it interacts. So as long as indicated, the use of Azithromycin will remain in our armamentarium. ...Read more

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When would side effects or of allergic reaction show up from the antibiotic azithromycin.Are there serous side effects or is it rare?

Complicated.: True allergy could show up immediately if you have already been sensitized to azithromycin, but if this is first exposure could take two weeks. But true allergy is uncommon. Sensitivity or side effects could show up any time during the course of exposure. Most common side effects are GI upset and rash. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects last for someone taking Azithromycin tablets of 250mg?

Diarrhea?: Usually the GI side effects like nausea, diarrhea, bloating, only last as long as you are on the medication plus maybe 1-2 days. If you are having a rash, swelling or itching you need to stop the medication and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking escitalopram and azithromycin together. have been taking for 3 days. no side effects noticed. should I stop taking one or the other?

No interaction: These drugs are not known to interfere with one another. Take both as directed. There are several excellent online programs to check for drug interactions. Here is the one I just used to check on your treatments: http://www.webmd.com/interaction-checker/ ...Read more

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Azithromycin was given to me as prophalaxis for bronchiectasis , but didn't suit me, due side effects , are there any alternatives please? thanks

Yes: There are many other alternatives. Just ask your doctor for them. By the way, have you had your immune status evaluated? If you do not have any inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's , Ulcerative Colitis) or cystic fibrosis, an immunologic evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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I didn't finish my last dose of azithromycin because it made me feel very dizzy. Will I have and physical side effects from not finishing it ?

Antibiotics: Hard to tell. Its best to follow your doctors directions. If the reason why you were prescribed this ineffective antibiotic persist, contact your doctor for a more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any stomach side effects of azithromycin or lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: Both can cause upset stomach and diahrea. You should take probiotic suppliments whenever you take an antibiotic, such as Azithromycin as this will greatly reduce the risk of serious diahrea. It won't help with the Lexapro (escitalopram) however. ...Read more

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