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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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How long does azithromycin stay in your body after last dose ?

How long does azithromycin stay in your body after last dose ?

Half life: Following a single 500 mg dose, the half-life of Azithromycin is 11–14 h. The longer half-life of 68 h is achieved only when multiple doses are consumed. A half-life is the time for 50% of the drug to be excreted. This drug will stay in tissues much longer than in the blood stream. ...Read more

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Took one single dose of Azithromycin, four 250mg pills for ureaplasmax. How long before cured or see symptoms reside?

More info needed: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract, present in half of all people your age at any one time, and probably everyone has it sometimes. A positive test doesn't need treatment if no symptoms. Azithromycin has never been studied for Ureaplasma; no way to know if it would work. Single dose azithro is recommended only for chlamydia. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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For how long is azithromycin effective in your body?

For how long is azithromycin effective in your body?

Two answers: Azithromycin in a single 500 mg dose has a half-life of 11–14 h. When multiple doses are taken it may increase to 68 h. For a 5 day course it should be present 10 days. Biliary excretion, predominantly unchanged, is a major route of elimination. Over a week, approximately 6% of the administered dose appears unchanged in urine. Efficacy is another subject. ...Read more

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How long does it take for azithromycin to react in your body?

Not sure.: Not sure exactly what you mean. Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Blood levels rise and become effective against susceptible bacteria within about 30 minutes. However, in established infections there may not be improvement in symptoms noted for a few days. If the organism is not susceptible to Azithromycin there may be no improvement at all. ...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 in one big dose of 1g to cure nsu, how long before the medicine should have cleared the bacteria as I just had sex after 6 days?

I took azithromycin in one big dose of 1g to cure nsu, how long before the medicine should have cleared the bacteria as I just had sex after 6 days?

Should be OK: It is usually recommended to avoid sex for a week and until symptoms are completely gone, and 6 days is a bit early. However, azithromycin is very long acting; it remains in the system for almost 2 weeks after a single dose. So it is very unlikely you would be able to infect a partner. However, best to discuss with the doctor or clinic where you were treated. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for one dose of 1,000 mg Azithromycin to clear up a RECTAL Chlamydia infection? I still have minor symptoms 11 days later after taking Azithromycin. Should I re-check?

How long does it usually take for one dose of 1,000 mg Azithromycin to clear up a RECTAL Chlamydia infection? I still have minor symptoms 11 days later after taking Azithromycin. Should I re-check?

Seven days: You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner(s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex. I think you should get rechecked. ...Read more

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I took one dose of azithromycin for chlamydia during my period. How long until my sprintec is effective again?

I took one dose of azithromycin for chlamydia during my period. How long until my sprintec is effective again?

Question is loss : While you were on antibiotics, the oc may have been rendered less effective, as you know. Like not taking oc at all. The antibiotic effect will most likely last 10-14 days. Therefore, you need back up contraception for the remainder of this cycle, assuming you don't get another course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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