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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

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

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Can I take an entire z pack at once? Thanks in advance.

Course off pack: NO, you have to start with a loading dose of 2 tabs, followed with one a day for 4 days, important to follow instructions ...Read more

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Have pneumonia and was prescribed z pack but I have amoxicillin already can I take that instead of driving to fill the z pack with how weak I feel?

Have pneumonia and was prescribed z pack but I have amoxicillin already can I take that instead of driving to fill the z pack with how weak I feel?

No: amoxicillin is not an effective treatment for most types of pneumonia which would effect a young and otherwise healthy person. Azithromycin is, however, considered first-line therapy for this condition unless there's a compelling reason not to use it. ...Read more

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Z-pack caused C Diff. Does this mean I can never take it again? Taken Doxy & Flagyl with no prob since then, but might need a Z pack again eventually.

Not necessarily: You have to use caution with any antibiotic, more over, always take it under a health care provider's supervision. Also, with any antibiotic, it is good to protect your stomach with probiotics. Especially, if you need an antibiotic frequently. ...Read more

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My dr gave me z-pack but I'm not sure why. He didn't say I had strep just flu symptoms. I left him a message but received no reply. I have 3 of 6 pills to take. If I don't hear from my dr do I finish the last 3 pills?

My dr gave me z-pack but I'm not sure why. He didn't say I had strep just flu symptoms. I left him a message but received no reply. I have 3 of 6 pills to take. If I don't hear from my dr do I finish the last 3 pills?

Finish: I cannot say why your doctor gave you the antibiotics, but it is important that if you start a course of antibiotics, you should finish them as prescribed. Taking only part of the course can lead to that medicine not working the next time you may need it. The bacteria can develop resistance, which is becoming a real health concern. ...Read more

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I started z-pack at about 1:00 on Saturday. Do I need to wait until 1:00on Sundayto take the next dose?

Don't have to: You didn't mention AM or PM. If you took it at 1 AM, then take the next one before you go to bed. It is best to stick to every 24 hr dosing schedule, but if there is a few hours of discrepancy then it is OK. However, there are certain medications that interact with Azithromycin (Z-pack) that needs more precise timing. ...Read more

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On a 5 day z pack. I only cough with the z pack and if I take a cough expectorant. Will I still rid my lungs of fuid without coughing?

On a 5 day z pack. I only cough with the z pack and if I take a cough expectorant. Will I still rid my lungs of fuid without coughing?

Yes: The airways do not depend entirely on cough to clear themselves. Cilia bring foreign material up and out of the windpipe and it is routinely swallowed unconsciously. Fluid in the lungs can also be reabsorbed into the blood stream or into the lymphatic drainage system. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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