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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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Is azithromycin dairy free?

Is azithromycin dairy free?

Lactose: Azithromycin contains lactose which is the type of sugar found in milk but does not contain milk protein. LActose is found in many pills as a filler. Usually there is not enough to cause problems even in those with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Azithromycin lasts for how long?

Zithromax shelf life: Aluminium/PVC blister strips in carton boxes: 60 months.
Polythene capsule container with child resistant cap: 48 months.

A single dose of oral azithromycin 250 mg will remain in the body for 2-4 days. A typical 5 day course (Z-pak) is effective for 10 days. ...Read more

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Can I have dairy with azithromycin?

Can I have dairy with azithromycin?

Better: To take a small amount of juice or a couple of crackers. This will interfere less with absorption. 30 minutes after taking the pill you can have milk. All the best. ...Read more

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What is azithromycin prescribed for?

What is azithromycin prescribed for?

Antibiotic: Zithromax aka Azithromycin is one of the first once daily dosing antibiotics available in the us. It is used to treat many different bacterial infections. If you have an infection you should see your doctor to find out if this is the correct antibiotic for you. Different antibiotics cover different types of infections. ...Read more

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Can you overdose with 1g azithromycin?

Can you overdose with 1g azithromycin?

Not likely but,: It will more likely than not cause your stomach to be upset. ...Read more

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Can you smoke while taking azithromycin?

Yes: You can smoke while taking zithromax but the best thing you could do for your health is to quit smoking. Get nicotine patches at your drug store and try to quit. ...Read more

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What can happen if you take azithromycin?

Side effects: The most common side effects are GI related such as nausea, diarrhea, belly pain. There are more serious reactions but they are rare. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on azithromycin?

Is it possible to overdose on azithromycin?

Sure can...: Overdose just really means it is taken more than the maximal recommended dosage of any medication. How severe an adverse reaction to an overdose depends on the type of medication and amount taken. Unfortunately, even when taken in normal recommended dosage, Azithromycin has been associated with significantly increased cardiovascular deaths. Please consult doc if u are concerned. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: azithromycin?

Azithromycin: 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 the lactone ring 15-membered. ...Read more

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CAN I TAKE AZITHROMYCIN INSTEAD OF CIFIXIME?

Depends...: What's being treated? Azithromycin may be an acceptable substitute for you, depending on what's being treated. ...Read more

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Can I eat immediately after taking azithromycin?

Can I eat immediately after taking azithromycin?

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

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Please point me to where I can find azithromycin?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin is widely available by prescription only. Any pharmacy should be able to fill your prescription. It's available in 250 mg tablets and in a oral suspension for patients who cannot swallow tablets. For hospital use, it is also available as a 500 mg I.V. injection. The brand name is Zithromax or Z-Pak. The generic azithromycin is just as good and is lower in cost. ...Read more

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