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I have bronchitis & was given Zithromax, is this safe to take while breastfeeding?

I have bronchitis & was given Zithromax, is this safe to take while breastfeeding?

Yes: General rule: If it is safely given to baby at any age you can take it during breastfeeding.This is true for zithromax. Rule 2, meds/lotions you put on your skin are not absorbed enough to bother baby. ...Read more

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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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I am 11 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take zithromax z pack 5oomg? I am really concerned. Will it cause any damage to the unborn child?

I am 11 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take zithromax z pack 5oomg? I am really concerned. Will it cause any damage to the unborn child?

Azithromycin is a...: Category b drug which means there are no controlled studies studying its use during pregnancy. It does, however, appear to be safe but should be used only when the benefit outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Was rx'd z pack 250 for sinus w/ear infection. After 5 days no improvement. Was then rx'd augmentum 875. Safe to take with z pack still in my system?

Sinustis.: Zithromax is not a good medicine for sinus infection. Bugs causing this type of infections are resistant to this medicine. This medicine may cause arrhythmias and other heart problems.Recent guideline stresses upon not to use it for infections which can be treated with other antibiotics. Augmenting is an excellent choice. You can take it safely. ...Read more

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Can i take zithromax. While breastfeeding?

Can i take zithromax. While breastfeeding?

I believe so: Zithromax passes through breast milk in humans. This medication is generally considered acceptable for use during breastfeeding in most situations. Nonetheless, you should still check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin 250mg pak safe while breastfeeding?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin is excreted in low amounts into breast milk. Decreased appetite, diarrhea, rash and somnolence have be reported in nursing infants exposed to this class of antibiotics. It's generally recommended to use with caution. Double check with your physician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Advil/Z-pack okay to take together?

Advil/Z-pack okay to take together?

Medication ?: yes no problem. Let someone know if that doesn't help. ...Read more

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Can you take a Z-pack with Alka Seltzer?

Yes: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2065-4965,300-144) ...Read more

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Allergic to keflex. Can i take a z-pack safely?

Allergic to keflex. Can i take a z-pack safely?

YES: They are of different chemical families, so the z pack shouldn't cross react. It may, however, upset your stomach, so be prepared. Very recent evidence has shown a relationship between zithromax and some cardiac conditions, but we know all drugs have some side affects in some patients. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take the z pack antibiotic with Advocare products?

Can i take the z pack antibiotic with Advocare products?

Depends Which Ones: Some of advocare's products are compatible but do not take it with one of the 12 or 24 day challenge products or cleanses. In that case, wait till you are done with your zpak. It is safe to use their probiotic or spark products. Advocare is responsive and advises not to take medications within several hours of using their fiber products. Absorption can be impacted and this is wise advice. ...Read more

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How safe is z pack?My hearts healthy as far as I know.Would those bad side effects show immediately? Thanks

How is safety measd?: I'm not sure exactly how to answer ur question. According to the package insert (http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=511) less than 1% of pts stopped taking Z-pack in trials b/c of adverse events, but adverse events ranging from loose stools (6%) to nausea/vomiting, rash, abd pain, etc. was seen (2%). There are reports of QT prolongation, which affects the heart, but usually in elderly ...Read more

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I know the treatment is 1g of azythromycin but i was prescribed the z pack can I just take 4 pills as a single dosage or do I have to do the 6days?

Follow directions!: Follow your prescribing doctor's directions; they are designed to treat your infection in the best way possible, and there are many. Failure to follow directions may result in failure of treatment, resistant bacteria, and more problems (and cost). Don't decide on this yourself. If any doubt, ask your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a z pack pill less than 24hours later?

Stick to instruct: It's best to stick to the instructions with the z-pack. The dosing and timing is meant to allow a fairly constant, and set, amount of antibiotics to be maintained in your system. This set dosing allows for maximum effectiveness against the bacterial infection. If you take the z-pack pill a few hours before or after the 24 hour mark, this isn't a big deal. But stay within 4-6 hours of the mark. ...Read more

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Can I take NyQuil and azythromycin (z pack) together?

Yes you can: yes there no bad interaction between the two medicines. it is safe to take them together. ...Read more

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How long does it take before z pack starts to work on tonsillitis?

How long does it take before z pack starts to work on tonsillitis?

2-3 days: If there is no improvement if 72 hours, you amy have a strain that is resistant to azithromycin. Rates of resistance to z pack are at least 40% here in the new york area. Let your doctor know if you still have severe pain or fever after 3-4 days. Keepin mind that the vast amount of tonsil infections are viral and will clear on their own in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I've noticed on my z pack it says no antiacids 2 hours before ok can I take my omperazole after i taken my z pack what's the deal here?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin taken at the same time as aluminum- or magnesium- based antacids, such as mylanta or maalox may result in binding of the Azithromycin and prevent it from being absorbed from the intestine. Taken on an empty stomach this may lead to gastric upset, and food will delay absorption. You can take Omeprazole after you have taken the azithro. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from cipro (ciprofloxacin) to z pack?

Is it safe to switch from cipro (ciprofloxacin) to z pack?

If prescribed by MD: You can if your doctor has adviced.Both are antibiotics used for different infections.But it is safe to swich if indicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take cough from pneumonia to go away after starting abx (z-pack) it's been 2 days. Fever is gone but cough seems worse.

How long does it take cough from pneumonia to go away after starting abx (z-pack)  it's been 2 days. Fever is gone but cough seems worse.

Varies: Cough results from the inflammation associated with the lung infection, and it will last for several weeks. One may be left with wheezing (bronchospasm) and the cough may persist despite taking all of the antibiotics. Addition of medication to break the wheezing may be necessary, and so followup with the doctor who gave you the antibiotics is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Z Pak (Definition)

Z-Pak is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more