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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 : 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

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Can a zpack be used to treat uti?

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Very seldom: The big majority of bacteria causing UTI are not sensitive to Azithromycin (z-pack). ...Read more

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What is zpack used for?

Antibiotic: Z-pak is a brand name for the antibiotic Azithromycin which can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections but is most commonly used to treat "walking" pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. ...Read more

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Will the zpack be used for toothache?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics reduce swelling and spread of infection, but problem will come roaring back unless the infected tooth material is physically removed. That means root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown. You can' toured this problem with a pill. ...Read more

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Is zpack the best medication used to treat pneumonia?

Is zpack the best medication used to treat pneumonia?

Depends on : It depends on in type of pneumonia which decide abx treatment! Z pack is good to cover common atypical organism covering legionella, mycoplasma, chlymydia! ...Read more

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What's a zpack?

What's a zpack?

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

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I need s Rx for s zpack?

Yes: You do need a prescription for Z-pack in US. As such you might need to see your doctor or use HealthTap for a paid consult in order to better understand and address your concerns. ...Read more

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Will I feel better after zpack?

Will I feel better after zpack?

I don't know...: I don't know what's wrong with you? You won't feel better if you don't have a bacterial infection that's treatable with azithromycin. ...Read more

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Do u have to wait exactly 24 hours for next zpack pill?

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

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I'm having complications from my zpack medications should I stop?

Depends: If you have signs of serious allergy such as shortness of breath by all means stop. An upset stomach, diarrhea, mild headache or other lesser symptom might prompt a cal to your doc. ...Read more

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Zpack are fine to take when neccessary but do not exceed under two years?

Azithromycin: Would very strongly recommend that you not take any antibiotics without physician input into your condition. The number of potential problems is large and some, like clostridium difficile infection, can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can you telll me how long after taking zpack will it stay in your body?

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

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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

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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

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Will a zpack help mrsa?

Will a zpack help mrsa?

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

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Can you drink when are taking a zpack?

You should not: Although there are no drug interactions between azithromycin and alcohol. It is not advisable to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

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

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Is zpack used for UTI?

Is zpack used for UTI?

Not usually: Azithromycin (zpack) is not usually used for utis. More commonly bactrim, Macrobid or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be used. Having said that, it's not that it can't be used if the organism is sensitive, it's just not a usual drug to use. ...Read more

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Is zpack the best treatment for pneumonia?

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

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Has anyone here have tried zythromax/zpack/azithromycyn by pfizer for asthma treatment?

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

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Can azithromycin be used to treat trichomonias?

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

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Is azithromycin safe in infants less than 6 months?

Is azithromycin safe in infants less than 6 months?

No: There are several reasons that Azithromycin (as well as erythromycin) is not recommended for use in children under 6 months of age when another antibiotic is available. Development of jaundice is one of the major risk factors. ...Read more

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Is Azithromycin (7Day zpack) ever prescribed for strep?

Is Azithromycin (7Day zpack) ever prescribed for strep?

Yes: Zithromax (Zpak, azithromycin) is usually effective against strep throat germs, so surely a doctor somewhere has prescribed a 7-day course for treating strep throat. The usual course of Zithromax for strep throat is 5 days, but taking another 2 days should not cause any problems. ...Read more

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Zpack for strep, when will I feel better?

Zpack for strep, when will I feel better?

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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Can I drink the day after finishing zpack?

Yes: You can, but you can also drink while you're taking it. ...Read more