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Clamelle Azithromycin 500mg Tablets
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
Can I take my azithromycin 500mg tablets right away after I eat or do I have to wait a certain amount of time before I do?
Yes: You may take it regardless of when you eat - right before, after, or during meals, or on an empty stomach nowhere near meal time. ...Read more
I forgot to take my last azithromycin pill today. Is it ok to take it tomorrow or just don't take it at all?
Take now: I would complete your course of treatment, take now if you can. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have a box of azithromycin tablets 250mg that expired on 08/20/2011. Can I still use it? Dr. Just prescribed it to me.
Not advised: Doctors would not advise a person to use antibiotics that have expired over a year ago. ...Read more
I didn't take my last pill of azithromycin yesterday. Is it okay if I take it today at 2pm even though I usually take it at 5pm?
Yes: Being consistent with medication dosing is important but if a dose is missed, you may take it as soon as you remember. ...Read more
Azithromycin 250mg, I took the 1st dose which is 2 pills & then I took 1 pill the following day. How long will the medication stay in my system for?
Half life 68 hours: We use the term "half life" to get an idea of how long a drug/medication will stay in a person's system. The half life is how long it takes for half of the medication to be metabolized. The half life of a single 500 mg dose of azithromycin is 68 hours. In 68 hours, 1/2 of that should be detectable. But then you have to factor in subsequent doses! So you can see, it hangs around for quite a while. ...Read more
I have now taken Azithromycin for 5 days (a total of 6 tablets @ 250 mg each). How long AFTER the last dose should I expect this to stay in my system?
Been shown that effective levels remain for several days after your last pill (this Z Pac is = 10 day course of Penicilin VK for treating Streptococcal infections)
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I crushed azithromycin and mixed with food, will this still be affective to treat chlmydia? It was 2 tablets of 500mg each
YES.: YES; however, I suggest avoiding citrus fruits ...Read more
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
It depends...: Are you sure it didn't cure? Can't tell by symptoms, only if a test still shows chlamydia. Even then, testing too soon can give false result; retesting shouldn't be done sooner than 3 weeks. Sex with an untreated partner, or a new partner with chlamydia, could seem like treatment failure but really a new infection. Azithromycin works less well in the rectum, from which cervix can be reinfected. ...Read more
Yes: Yes they are safe together, except the sleeping pill may stay in your system slightly longer ...Read more
Diarrhea?: Usually the GI side effects like nausea, diarrhea, bloating, only last as long as you are on the medication plus maybe 1-2 days. If you are having a rash, swelling or itching you need to stop the medication and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
In what fluids will azithromycin tablets disolve in? I don't want to be able to taste it. Can I crush them and put them in tea?
Swallow them whole: The tablets won't taste bad if you just swallow them whole -- or maybe very brief bitterness. If you crush or try to dissove them in tea or anything else, it will be extremely bitter and difficult to swallow. If you can't handle the large pills, ask the pharmacy to replace them with the powder form of azithromycin, which is designed to be disooved in water or juice. ...Read more
Hi, I took azithromycin yesterday afternoon but I have just taken 2 Rennie tablets. Will this be ok? Will it affect my azithromycin?
Rennie tabs: Rennie tablets, which are antacids decrease the acid in your stomach. This can slow down the breakdown of the coating for medications. You should be fine with the timeline you laid out. ...Read more
I vomited 40 mins after taking my first dose of azithromycin (2 tablets), I have been prescribed it before without problems. Should I redose?
I'm on azithromycin 250 mg is it okay if I drink tonight. I took the day three pill an hour or so ago and am not going out for another 8 hours.?
Probably OK: Alcohol generally does not interfere with any antibiotic. Azithromycin can irritate the GI tract, with abdominal pain, nausea, etc, and so can alcohol -- so the two together could be uncomfortable. Probably best to not take them together, at least a couple hours apart. Otherwise no worries if it doesn't bother your stomach. ...Read more
I took my last azithromycin on Fri which was during the non-active pill week. I started my new pack on Sun. Will this affect the effectiveness of bc?
No, unless Rifampin: Other antibiotics are felt not to affect BC pills. A woman who takes birth control pills correctly, and is beyond her first pack of pills, has contraception (protection against pregnancy) every day. That means she can have sex every day and not get pregnant. If she has vomiting or diarrhea bad enough to affect her ability to digest (absorb) her BC pill hormones, then her protection level drops. ...Read more
HelloThis is a weird question but can I crush an azithromycin tablet and then pour it in alcohol and take it that way? And it will still be effective?
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My weight is 96 kg. What will happen if I take azithromycin overdose? (a 500 mg tablet daily for 15 days)
DO NOT: Who advised you to do that. For a chlamydial infection you need 1gram once. That's it. Remember that by taking antibiotics unnecessarily you increase its resistance to other diseases hence treatment of other disease could become difficult. If you are taking a Zpak then please take it for the 5 days. Only what your doctor prescribes. ...Read more