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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! BE WELL! Dr Z ...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
What it the standard time frame after taking Azithromycin 1g 2 red pills, before you should have sex?
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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