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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
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hello, i went to my dr. And she told me i had bronchopnemonia. She prescribed a z pack and zithromax. One more day of pills and still coughing. Ideas?
I have a Z-pack that was not needed recently due to Dr changing scrip to Levoquin. Can the pills be crushed to give to my 5 year old for bact pinkeye?
I have bronchitis and i'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! when will it get better?
Can I split z-pack dose? The last time I took 2 pills at the same time it made me sick to my stomach. I asked the pharmacist and he said I could.
Z-pak yes: A Z-pak alone can certainly interfere with bcp's. Use protection until the start of the next cycle. ...Read more
I have mds. I have been having severe loose productive cough for the last 14 days with white/grey sputum. I don't have fever or nasal congestion. Six days ago, i startedtaking 3 pills from the z pack but there has been noresponse. Six days ago, i got an x
COPD exacerbation: What you describe sounds like you have triggered a tendency to irritation of your bronchial tubes. The underlying problem may come from past smoking. At this time, avoid chemicals, perfumes, dairy, smoke, and spicy foods to decrease mucous production. Use of an inhaler could help if you wheeze. Humidifier will help the mucous to come out. Cough suppressant may help. Discuss with your mds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had sex on BC pill in first week while taking a z-pack now experiencing tightness/cramping in lower abs for days, breast tenderness. Pregnant %?
BC pill should work: Generally, a Zithromax Z-pak does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. One can do a home urine pregnancy test, if worried. A test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one take a z pack after doing a little meth to get rid of any bacterial or any other kind of virus one may have contracted after sex?
What to do if I have strep, sore throat w/ white spots/swollen gland. can I take a z pack (azithromycin) with my daily meds?
Strep throat: Strep throat should be diagnosed by rapid strep test and/or throat culture. Azithro is acceptable alternative if allergic to penicillins. Short course of Azithro is generally fine when taken with other medications, however, there may be some specific drug interactions. You should check with pharmacist if you have specific concerns. ...Read more
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