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Can A Zpack Be Used 6 Months After The Expiration Date
I have azithromycin tablets 500MG dated expire 2 /2010 should I still be able to take them for the same illness I had originally today?
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
I took 1g of azithromycin for chlamydia last friday and today is saturday a week after. What date should I get restested to make sure it is cleared up?
2 weeks: I will retest my patients in 2 weeks. Please make sure your partner was treated as well, otherwise you may be reinfected. ...Read more
I was treated wit azithromycin & a shot 4 an oral STI on 5/24 I am still in a lot of pain I was wondering if there is a date when the symptoms will end?
Please call your doc: Or go to the er as you may need IV antibiotics and blood work and an ultrasound can be done to check to see if u need hospital admissiion or other treatment. ...Read more
Due date soon and chlamydia I had chlamydia and I took my azithromycin two weeks ago. My first due date is on wednesday the 8th, and my resutls for a retesting pep smear won't come back until monday the 6th. What can the doctors do if II go into labor on
If you had chlamydia and were treated then you are odds of it still being present are fairly low, unless you were reinfected. If you go into labor prior to the results being available, your doctor may opt to give you a one time dose of Azithromycin to be safe. I highly doubt that a c-section will be done for this reason alone. I am sure your doctor has a safe protocol for this type of situation.
Best of luck on your upcoming delivery! ...Read more
Azithromycin: A "z-pak" is a pack of an antibiotic called Azithromycin (also known as zithromax) containing six 250mg tablets. It is commonly prescribed and used to treat illnesses like strep throat, ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, and some STDs such as chlamydia. A z-pak typically provides a five-day course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Zithromax: While it's always best to follow the directions which call for a tablet every 24 hours, taking your dose reasonably close to every 24 hours is optimal. If you are a few hours early or late should not have a therapeutic significance. However, it's always best to follow the directions as close as reasonably possible. ...Read more
15 days: The half-life or time for 1/2 of the drug to be eliminated is approximately 3 days for azithromycin(zithromax in z-pak). Significant antibacterial activity against many pathogens remains in tissues for at least 5 days after completing a 5-day course of the drug. Drugs generally stay in the body for 5 half-lives after the last dose so for Azithromycin it will stay in your body for about 15 days. ...Read more
24hr in on my Zpack dose, which is contradicted with MG, if I'm ok does that mean it should NOT cause an exacerbation or flare OF MG at this point?
Caution: The antibiotic azithromycjn is not truly contraindicated with MG but advised to be used with caution, which is not the same thing. Since you have already started the medicine, just be on the lookout for any drug reactions like rashes, stomach pains, diarrhea or worsening in MG symptoms. If that happens, your doctor can choose an alternative antibiotic to treat your condition. Feel better:) ...Read more
Didn't notice that I was supposed to take my first day, the two pills, of my zpack pills at the same time.took one at 2pm and one at 1am will it work
Yes: It will still work. In fact, for my patients that do have GI sensitivity, I typically tell them that it is okay to split up the 2 pills that you take on Day 1, in order to reduce the chance of GI side effects. Best of luck. ...Read more
Not likely: Most strains of MRSA are resistant to all macrolide antibiotics like azithromycin. Mrsa is usually sensitive to vancomycin, Linezolid, septra/bactrim, doxycycline/tetracyclines, clindamycin, daptomycin, synercid, (quinpristin and dalfopristin) ceftaroline, rifampin(only used in combination with another MRSA antibiotic). Mrsa would be resistant to other antibiotics in current use. ...Read more
Antibiotic: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other in. ...Read more
Perhaps: The choice of an antibiotic for pneumonia depends upon the causative agent of the lung infection and its sensitivities to antibiotics, the potential necessity to hospitalize and treat intravenously, the extent of involvement and the degree to which the patient is compromised, among other factors. Azithromycin is an oral agent which may be effective against, particularly, some atypical pneumonias. ...Read more
For severe asthma: Azithromycin has been shown not only to kill atypical bacteria which makes asthma worse, but also reduce inflammation. Small studies which examine the effect of Azithromycin on improving asthma are conflicting. Therefore, the best use of Azithromycin is for severe asthma patients who aren't controlled on standard asthma therapies on a trial basis. ...Read more
No: The confusion is people hear about a std that sounds similar--chlamydia trachomatis-- being treated w/ azithromycin. This infection is not the same as trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis cannot be cured w/ Azithromycin & must be rx'd w/ Metronidazole or tinidazole 'trich' can lead to premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, neonatal death, HIV transmission, pid, prostatitis, other risks. ...Read more
Less thana week: Antibiotics aren't very effective at shortening the course of strep throat. They're given mainly to prevent some uncommon complications, such as rheumatic fever or kidney complications. The symptoms almost always go away within a week whether you take antibiotics or not. ...Read more
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