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I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?

I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?

YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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I took Aleve (naproxen) for muscle pain this afternoon and am already taking a z pack for a sinus infection later today I drank a 5 hour energy to help me study?

I took Aleve (naproxen) for muscle pain this afternoon and am already taking a z pack for a sinus infection later today I drank a 5 hour energy to help me study?

What is the question: Zpack is an antibiotic (zithromax) which is safe to take with Aleve (naproxen) which is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever which can alleviate the symptoms of sinus congestion pain (a decongestant may help as well if your blood pressure is fine - eg. Pseudoephedrine). I am not a fan of the 5 hour energy drink- but probably not harmful in this situation if only 1. You may need rest for recovery. ...Read more

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Can u take z-pak on suboxen?

Can u take z-pak on suboxen?

Definitely, yes: There is no interactions between these two drugs. Also they are from the completely two different groups of medications. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it to take 4 z-pak pills at once?

How unsafe is it to take 4 z-pak pills at once?

Ok: Sometimes this is prescribed for a sexually transmitted disease in this dose. It may cause stomachache, nausea or diarrhea, which are short term. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does a z-pak take to work for bronchitis?

Can you tell me how long does a z-pak take to work for bronchitis?

Bacterial: Antibiotics are indicated for bronchitis that is caused by bacteria. A common antibiotic known as zithromax or z-pack generally can lead to symptom improvement within 48-72 hours after initial dose but sometimes even longer than that. ...Read more

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Do people take diflucan (fluconazole) and azithromycn (the z-pak) at the same time?

Do people take diflucan (fluconazole) and azithromycn (the z-pak) at the same time?

Yes, but why?: Azithromycin is used to treat bacterial infections and Diflucan (fluconazole) is used to treat fungal/yeast infections. So, if you have both condition and need both meds, you can use them. If not having both types of infections, no need to use both medicines. If you have additional concern, please consult the prescribing physician/nurse. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should z-pak 1000mg take to work?

How long should z-pak 1000mg take to work?

Answer: Zpack usual direction is a 5 day treatment with 500 mg on day 1 and 250 mg on day 2 to day 5. There's also special treatment s with that same drugs but not in a zpack format. ...Read more

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Prescribed Z-pak and vomited 30 min after taking first dose. Doctor said to take 2nd dose tomorrow and see how I feel. Is it bad that I lost 1st dose?

Depends: If you have a life threatening susceptible bacterial infection then it is bad. If you are doing fine then it is probably not a big deal. Azithromycin lasts a long time in your system and you probably absorbed a fair amount of the dose if you kept it down 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Azithromycin (z-pak) and cetrizine (zyrtec) okay to take together?

Azithromycin (z-pak) and cetrizine (zyrtec) okay to take together?

Yes: No interaction between z-pack and zyrtec, (cetirizine) good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Could you take Zofran (ondansetron) with azithromycin (z-pak)?

Possible interaction: "Using azithromycin together with ondansetron can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although it is a relatively rare side effect. You may be more susceptible if you have a heart condition called congenital long QT syndrome, other cardiac diseases, conduction abnormalities, or electrolyte disturbances (for example, magnesium or > ...Read more

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Hi! So I have a prescription for diazepam (I also take prosac), and I finished a z pak a week and a half ago - am I ok to take the valium at this poin?

Hi! So I have a prescription for diazepam (I also take prosac), and I finished a z pak a week and a half ago - am I ok to take the valium at this poin?

Better not: valium and prozac interact, would cause CNS depression and serious side effects with increased valium levels in blood, so you may want to use an alternative or reduce the valium dose, ask your doctor/prescriber. The azithromycin is gone out of your system by now, so don't want worry about it, best wishes ...Read more

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What else can I take over the counter to get some relief from bronchitis, I got mucinex and doctor prescribed me z pak what else taking lexapro (escitalopram) too?

What else can I take over the counter to get some relief from bronchitis, I got mucinex and doctor prescribed me z pak what else taking lexapro (escitalopram) too?

Bronchitis: I understand your desire to get relief from Bronchitis possibly due to symptoms of cough, sputum, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or fever which have been uncomfortable.
Do not take Lexapro (escitalopram) as it is NOT for Bronchitis.
As Z Pak has not helped at this time, please go to Urgent Care.
Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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I've got strep throat and started z-pak today. Do I have to take the entire pack?

I've got strep throat and started z-pak today. Do I have to take the entire pack?

Yes: The symptoms will improve whether or not you take any medication. The considerable complications that can occur after strep can occur if you do not complete your medication. At one dose a day I would think it is not to difficult to complete the rx. Trying to "save some" for next time can put you at risk. ...Read more

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Will z pak (azithromycin) take care of an ear infection?

Will z pak (azithromycin) take care of an ear infection?

Azithromycin: In most cases a Z-pak will cure ear infections (I believe the cure rate is around 92%). Follow-up with your prescribing physician at the end of treatment if you are still having significant symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and was prescribed a z-pak for a deep cough and scratchy throat. Is it safe to take and how will it affect the baby?

Ask prescribing doc: Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but it seems that it would be difficult to miss your pregnant condition, such that prescribing physician should have discussed possible effects of Azithromycin (zpak) on you & your fetus. Prior to accepting said prescription would also have been best time to ask questions re this medication. As it stands, it's considered pregnancy category b. http://goo. Gl/uejyo. ...Read more

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Can you take Lunesta (eszopiclone) and Aleve together?

Can you take Lunesta (eszopiclone) and Aleve together?

Yes: There should be no problem taking these medications together. Remember that Aleve (naproxen) should be taken with food. Feel better and get some good sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 2 aleve every 12 hours for a bad toothache?

Is it ok to take 2 aleve every 12 hours for a bad toothache?

Dental appointment: See your dentist for a dental examination to determine the cause and treat your dental discomfort. The dentist will prescribe pain medication if needed in addition. The pain will only be masked by self prescribing pain medication without treatment and the outcome would only be transient. ...Read more

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I took one aleve 4hrs ago. Can I take my 15mg Meloxicam now?

I took one aleve 4hrs ago. Can I take my 15mg Meloxicam now?

Better wait 4 more: Hours, the two are NSAIDs and side effects can be an issue if taken too soon. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used in the interim to control pain/fever if you wish, have a good day ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and the only thing that works is Aleve. Can take 3 tablets together? They are 220mg. I weigh 120pounds, 5’9 in height.

I have endometriosis and the only thing that works is Aleve. Can take 3 tablets together? They are 220mg. I weigh 120pounds, 5’9 in height.

Endometriosis: Endometriosis can produce any and all of the symptoms described, but low dose oral bcp's should relieve most if taken correctly. Stopping the ovarian production of estrogen, and the consequent dropping of estrogen levels pre-ovulation and pre-menstrual will stop most symptoms and preserve your fertility, at least at the degree you have now. See your gyn provider for an exam and advice. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve and cephalexin together?

Can I take Aleve and cephalexin together?

Sounds ok: A person who has no problems taking naproxen (Aleve) by itself, and who has no problems taking cephalexin (Keflex) by itself, should also have no problem taking Aleve and cephalexin together. The two medications do not have noticeable interactions with one another. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve and naproxen together?

Same med: They are the same thing. Please adher to daily maximum dosage recommendations. ...Read more

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Take 2 Aleve (naproxen) daily. Problems?

Take 2 Aleve (naproxen) daily. Problems?

Not really: Just make sure you get plenty of water to drink so that your kidneys get "flushed out". ...Read more

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What happens if you take Aleve (naproxen) every day?

What happens if you take Aleve (naproxen) every day?

Aleve (naproxen): Too much and consumption on regular basis can effect kidneys as well gastric ulcer can develop, resulting in GI bleed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take 2 Aleve (naproxen) at once?

Yes: That is an acceptable dose. Try to always take aleve (naproxen) with food to reduce the risk of GI effects. ...Read more

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What happens if you take Aleve (naproxen) daily for a month?

Don't: As long as you feel fine, probably nothing. But you should try not to take the medication long term like that as it puts you at risk of gastric ulcers. See a physician to address why you need the medication. ...Read more

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