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Having Sex After Taking Azithromycin
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
Hi. Does having protected sex after taking Azithromycin for chlamydia hinder the efficacy of the medicine?
Depends: In general no, but since condoms leak/break, etc and if the person you had sex with still has chlamydia then you can reinfect yourself. Do something else until you both have a test of cure to show you are both negative. It does not have an effect on the pharmaceutical effect of the azithromicin. ...Read more
All depends: It all depends on where one is infected. ...Read more
Can I have protected sex with someonetested negative forChlamydia before my sevendays are up or willthat interfere with the Azithromycin in my system?
How long till I can have unprotected sex after taking one dose (the two pills of azithromycin)? 7 days?
It depends....: Assuming you were treated for chlamydia or a related problem like nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), it is ideal to wait 7 days. But if the partner with whom you are sharing this infection also has been treated, and if any symptoms are starting to improve, sex with each other shouldn't hurt anything. But for sure no unprotected sex with untreated or new partners until at least 7 days have passed. ...Read more
I took azithromycin for Chlymdia today and 2 hours later I had protected sex with my boyfriend will that have done any foul?
Possibly...: Condoms are not 100% effective at preventing the spread of STDs. Your boyfriend should be checked out by a doctor. You can also ask the provider you saw to give you a script for your partner, depending on state laws he may not need to be seen. ...Read more
Hi, my partner and I both took 1g of azithromycin at the same time. We had unprotected sex the same day and and the next day. Will it work still?
Yes: My answer is based in the assumption that you both took 1gm Azithromycin after the last sexual encounter. The medication is in both of your systems and working. Give your systems a chance to recuperate and use condoms for at least a week or you will just keep giving each other an infection. Back and forth. You may need a second treatment so follow up with your physicians. ...Read more
Hi I recently took azithromycin last wed 4 pills in one dose and my bf tried to have unprotected sex Saturday. He started but I forced him to stop. Am I completely cured and how long does it usually take before cured.
Can having sex 24 hours after my partner and I both took azithromycin have any effects on the drug not working?
Partner and I both took azithromycin at same time but we had unprotected sex the same day and day after. Is it still effective? We are monogamous.
It should work: See your doctor for a follow-up "test of cure" to be certain. ...Read more
Hw long does it really take for 4 (250) azithromycin. I received a shot 3 weeks ago. But jus took the pills 3 days ago. Hd sex n condom tore. Help
Which disease?: I assume by your question you are concerned about STD transmission. You did not state what infection you were treated for. Gonorrhea is usually treated with a "shot" and treatment 3 weeks ago adequate. Chlamydia is treated with 1 g of Azithromycin. Treatment 3 days ago is not adequate. If you had sex with a torn condom then you should inform your partner they may have been exposed. ...Read more
Hi. I took Azithromycin and waited until the 7th day to have sex and it was protected. Can that effect me or hinder the medicine from working at all?
Antibiotics and sex: Sex will not alter the effect of antibiotics in any way, but antibiotics provide no long-term protection against sexually transmitted infection which you can be infected with again and again and again unless you use condoms to protect yourself or unless you have sex only with trusted partners who are also safe and uninfected. Partners of people with a treated STD/STI should also get treatment. ...Read more
I just took azithromycin I know it is recommended to not have sex. Can I still masturbate though?
Treating chlamydia: Of course you can masturbate.Get a more detailed answer ›
My boyfriend & I took our azithromycin on Monday. We didn't have sex but I have him a bj w/o him ejaculating in my mouth. Could I be reinfected?
Little risk, but...: Presumably you were treated for chlamydia. It is uncommonly transmitted by oral sex, so even before treatment the risk would have been low. With both of you on treatment, there was virtually no chance. But don't push your luck. Best to avoid sex entirely for a week -- or if you just can't help yourselves, use a condom, even for oral sex. ...Read more
How many days can I have sex after taking a 5 day dosage of Azithromycin? I was prescribed this for Bronchitis
Anytime: If you're taking antibiotics for bronchitis (not usually recommended as most colds & upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses that don't respond to antibiotics), then only reason to avoid/postpone sex is that you don't feel strong enough (aren't up for it - get it? Sorry, couldn't resist!). Clearly if you're coughing up lots of phlegm, etc, you might not want to pass germs onto partner. ...Read more
My partner and I had unprotected sex the day after taking azithromycin does it effect treatment if it takes 7 days for treatment to kick in?
Please clarify: I am not sure exactly what your question is. Does this have to do with you taking birth control pills at the same time you are taking antibiotics? If so, there can be an interaction which can cause your birth control pills to be less effective. I recommend the use of back up birth control if you are taking antibiotics. ...Read more
How many days do I wait until I can exercise/workout/have sex after taking the 5 day dosage of Azithromycin? I was treated for pre-Bronchitis symptoms
If you no longer! IF:
You do not have have respiratory (lung) symptoms. WAIT NO LONGER!
Dr Z ...Read more
What it the standard time frame after taking Azithromycin 1g 2 red pills, before you should have sex?
I had sex 32 hours after taking suprax (cefixime) and azithromycin. Do you think infection was still present?
Please: Clarify by advising us which infection (s) you are referring to. You can add this info and re-ask question. Thanks. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex three days after stopping azithromycin, never stopped taking birth control, should I be protected since I did it while not taking?
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
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