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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Azythromycin (Overview)

Azythromycin is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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How long does it take for azythromycin to start working?

How long does it take for azythromycin to start working?

Strep throat: Symptomatology improves within a day or so. The major reason to treat strep throats has always been to prevent rheumatic fever which is unusual now probably more later to the low amount of circulation of specific rheumatogenic serotypes than early treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
544 doctors shared insights

Azythromycin (Overview)

Azythromycin is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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After a positive chlamydia test, i took 1mg of azithromycin as prescribed. A culture retest after exactly a week and came back positive. Why is that?

After a positive chlamydia test, i took 1mg of azithromycin as prescribed. A culture retest after exactly a week and came back positive. Why is that?

Wait a little: According to the cdc the correct dose of Azithromycin for chlamydia is 1 gram (or Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one week). Most chlamydia tests detect bacterial dna, which may take 3 or 4 weeks to clear after the infection is treated. If you took your medicine and did not get reinfected, repeat the chlamydia test in a month. ...Read more

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Hi dr. Why prescribe azithromycin and cefurexime togather ?

Hi dr. Why prescribe azithromycin and cefurexime togather ?

Combined therapy: Azithromycin & Cefuroxime are given for broad coverage of microorganisms in immuno compromised pt, ICU sick pt, dialysis pt, severe exacerbated copd& nursing home pt. Azithromycin covers atypical bacteria like mycoplasma, legionella well while Cefuroxime for staphs. Mono therapy is good for pneumonia, sinusitis, cellulitis& otitis. Thank you & wish you good health. ...Read more

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I know the treatment is 1g of azythromycin but i was prescribed the z pack can I just take 4 pills as a single dosage or do I have to do the 6days?

I know the treatment is 1g of azythromycin but i was prescribed the z pack can I just take 4 pills as a single dosage or do I have to do the 6days?

Chlamydia tx should…: Be 1 g azithromycin. Don't understand why u were given z-pak. Four 250-mg pills does equal one gram; so take them at same time. Partner should be treated as well. Have doc who prescribed z-pak retest u for chlamydia & ask why rx wasn't for single 1g dose. Option: contact pharmacy about the med. They may have substituted because they didn't have 1g dose in stock. ...Read more

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How effective is azythromycin for infection?

Very, if right one!: If the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotic, this is a good choice, because you do take it for more 2-5 days! ...Read more

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Does azithromycin works on acne vulgaris ?

Does azithromycin works on acne vulgaris ?

Often helps: It's a poor choice for long-term treatment; the tetracyclines offer real advantages. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. ...Read more

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My partner and I had unprotected sex the day after taking azithromycin does it effect treatment if it takes 7 days for treatment to kick in ?

My partner and I had unprotected sex the day after taking azithromycin does it effect treatment if it takes 7 days for treatment to kick in ?

Please clarify: I am not sure exactly what your question is. Does this have to do with you taking birth control pills at the same time you are taking antibiotics? If so, there can be an interaction which can cause your birth control pills to be less effective. I recommend the use of back up birth control if you are taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Azithromycin in europe(im there only currently)-is sumamed.Is it same pill, safe for treat of pity.Rosea too?To me is said to take 500mg 1x1 for 3 days

Azithromycin in europe(im there only currently)-is sumamed.Is it same pill, safe for treat of pity.Rosea too?To me is said to take 500mg 1x1 for 3 days

Safe, not effective: Sumamed=zithromax/azithromycin. Zithromax is a relatively safe medication to take, even in pregnancy, and 500mg daily x3 is the 3-day-pack dosage. It is relatively safe medicine to use, but not effective for pityriasis rosea--the true cause is not known but believed to be viral. Thus antibiotic such as zithromax has no role in the treatment. Consult doc if you have trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Instead of 2 tablespoons of azithromycin I took 4 is this dangerous?

Not usually: You shouldn't suffer any significant adverse effects from this dose unless you're also taking certain other medications at the same time. To be sure, I would recommend taking only a quarter of the usual dose the next day but checking with your physician is the best policy. ...Read more

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