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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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Hi. Does having protected sex after taking Azithromycin for chlamydia hinder the efficacy of the medicine?

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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

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What happens if you have sex the day after taking azithromycin?

What happens if you have sex the day after taking azithromycin?

Nothing unusual: Although you might get a vaginal yeast infection from taking the antibiotic azithromycin, the drug itself should not interfere with having sex. ...Read more

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How long till I can have unprotected sex after taking one dose (the two pills of azithromycin) ? 7 days?

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

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I took azithromycin for Chlymdia today and 2 hours later i had protected sex with my boyfriend will that have done any foul ?

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

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After taking 1g of azithromycin when can I have sex again?

After taking 1g of azithromycin when can I have sex again?

For Chlamydia?: Presuming that you took it for a chlamydia, you should be checked to assure clearing of it in you and in your sexual partner before you have sex again, or you could be reinfected by your partner. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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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