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My 4 yr son vomitted two hours after taking azithromycin (Laz 200). Will it affect the effectiveness of the medicne? should I give him another doze?

My 4 yr son vomitted two hours after taking azithromycin (Laz 200). Will it affect the effectiveness of the medicne? should I give him another doze?

Dose is in: As long as he kept the dose down for 15 minutes after ingestion, we consider the dose fully in. So no need to re-do the dose. Good luck wit his illness... ...Read more

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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If I vomit 2 hours after taking azithromycin do I need to take another dose?

No need: Azithromycin does this from time to time, usually when a single large dose is used for some infections, and the effect of early vomiting has been studied. That research shows that as long as the drug is retained at least 30 minutes before vomiting, enough is absorbed and retained to do the job. However, you should be retested in a few weeks to make sure you were cured. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I have 1 or 2 beers 3 hours after taking azithromycin. Do not want to get drunk. ?

Upset stomach: Azithromycin can cause gastrointestinal upset in many people, so it's not a good idea to add alcohol to the mix. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk or have ice cream several hours after taking Azithromycin?

Can I drink milk or have ice cream several hours after taking Azithromycin?

Ideally you should..: wait 2 hrs before ingesting food. This is because food may reduce the bioavailability (availability of the antibiotic in the body) and therefore make it less effective. If around 2 hrs have passed it's okay to have food. If you ate a little sooner than 2 hrs, don't worry - it probably won't make a HUGE difference (so don't take an extra pill!). Hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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I puked three hours after taking azithromycin for chlamydia. Is there a chance the medicine didn't work? Do I need to go get another dosage?

I puked three hours after taking azithromycin for chlamydia. Is there a chance the medicine didn't work? Do I need to go get another dosage?

No need to re-treat: Most azithromycin is absobed into the bloodstream quite quickly. If you vomited within an hour of taking it, you should be re-treated to be safe. It usually isn't necessary if it was longer than that. ...Read more

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I threw up an hour after taking azithromycin. Will it still work. It's the ones for chlamydia?

It depends: If you threw up the medication, it may not have had time to be digested and systemically absorbed to be actively treating your infection. Get re-tested to be safe and you may need re-treating, assure your sexual partner has been treated too, or you will get re-infected. ...Read more

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I threw up an hour after taking azithromycin. Will it still work. It's the ones for chlamydia?

Nausea: The most common side effect of Azithromycin is nausea and vomiting. If you vomit after one hour it's likely that you didn't absorb the dose and need a different type of antibiotic. ...Read more

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If i drink a couple if beers four hours after taking azithromycin single dose will it fail to cure chlamydia?

If i drink a couple if beers four hours after taking azithromycin single dose will it fail to cure chlamydia?

Not recommended: Antibiotics and combined Alcohol use are never recommended as the Z pak (azithromycin) is likely not going to be as effective for chlamydia use. My rationale is that Z pak (azithromycin) is metabolized in the liver by Cytochrome p450 and Alcohol increases this same enzyme that degrades a Z pak (azithromycin). Please see your doctor or pharmacist for more questions. ...Read more

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An hour later after taking azithromycin, i threw up and had diarrhea...Does that mean I have to take the dose again? And i ate after the medicine.

Probably: Food in the stomach usually site there for 1-2 hours prior to entry into the rest of the GI tract. This means there is a good likelihood that you expelled the azithromicin. There is no harm in having a little extra in your system so given what you describe and that you can now eat, take an extra pill. ...Read more

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After taking azithromycin, i vomited after an hour of taking it. Took a second dose, and had the same thing happen. Should I get another script?

After taking azithromycin, i vomited after an hour of taking it. Took a second dose, and had the same thing happen. Should I get another script?

Vomiting: Could be an adverse effect of Azithromycin. Discuss with the prescriber the symptoms, the question would be if a different antibiotics is appropriate or extension of Azithromycin ...Read more

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I took azithromycin and puked probably an hour later will it still work ?

No: Usually it takes a few hours for that antibiotic to get to the right part of the intestine for good absorption. Call your doctor and expalin your problem, they may be able to represcribe. ...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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