Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Azithromycin Treat Strep Throat

Share
1

1
Is azithromycin a effective antibiotic to treat strep throat? Also what dosage is recommend doc gave me 250mg is that enough

Is azithromycin a effective antibiotic to treat strep throat? Also what dosage is recommend doc gave me 250mg is that enough

Usually works: In some parts of the country, and of the world, there is some resistance to azithromycin. In those cases, one can use penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, etc... For teens and adults the treatment can be a Z-pak, which contains 6 of the 250mg pills. For children, the dose is 12mg per kg each day (once a day) for 5 days. Larger doses of azithromycin may cause a lot of temporary stomach upset. ...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


2

2
Will strep throat go away completely if treated with azithromycin? Is there a chance that medicine will not get rid of infection?

Will strep throat go away completely if treated with azithromycin? Is there a chance that medicine will not get rid of infection?

Possibility: Strep should be gone if you took the same dose for 5 days. Sometimes though strep does recover after you finish medicine and strikes again. ...Read more

5

5
I have strep throat. Initially treated with Zithromax, but had a reaction of facial swelling, switched to Biaxin, (clarithromycin) on day 5 now and no relief.

I have strep throat. Initially treated with Zithromax, but had a reaction of facial swelling, switched to Biaxin, (clarithromycin) on day 5 now and no relief.

Check with doctor: Even with a positive strep test, most sore throat symptoms are primarily due to viruses -- and viral infections do not respond to antibioticcs; they have to clear up on their own. Still, you should continue to take the antibiotic as directed; or check back with the doctor who prescribed it and follow her instructions. In any case, you should start to improve soon. Good luck! ...Read more

6

6
How long is it supposed to it take for azithromycin to cure strep throat?

How long is it supposed to it take for azithromycin to cure strep throat?

@4-48 hrs: Infection should generally be gone in 24-498hrs if the medication works and there is no resistance.Mild symptoms may remain for several more days, but not contagious. ...Read more

7

7
Strep throat, given 3 (500 mg/per) azithromycin. Is that enough to knock it out?

Strep throat, given 3 (500 mg/per) azithromycin. Is that enough to knock it out?

Usually is: This is a simple and reasonable plan.I prefer the penicillins as a first line treatment but they do require more doses over a longer period. ...Read more

8

8
Hello. I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. Started taking azithromycin 2 tablets 250 mg first day and 1 everyday for 4 days. Not better!

Hello. I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. Started taking azithromycin 2 tablets 250 mg first day and 1 everyday for 4 days. Not better!

Strep/Zithromax: I'm not surprised. More and more strep are becoming resistant to Azithromycin and it is not considered a very good antibiotic anymore for strep. Penicillin or Amoxicillin is still the treatment of choice by far. You need to call your doc back today, let them know you are not improving on the current antibiotic and request a change or re-evaluation (could you have something lie mono in addition?). ...Read more

9

9
How long does it take to get over strep throat using azithromycin?

Poor choice: Strep throat is best treated by one shot of benzathine penicillin or 5-day course of cefdinir. For individuals with penicillin allergy, Azithromycin is recommended but at higher doses to be effective. ...Read more

10

10
I was prescribed Azithromycin for strep throat, took 1st dose w/40 mg Magnesium before knowing not supposed to. How much would that affect absorbance?

One time take: Shouldn't be a problem since you only did it once. Talk with the doctor, maybe they'll want you to take 1 pill extra to make it a 6 day as opposed to 5 day regimen. Frankly, I probably wouldn't. I predict everything will be peachy keen. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more