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

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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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 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?

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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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 woke up with a UTI and in a panic took one pill from my husbands Z pack. Now if I need cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I not take it today? I'm on vacation in Mexico

No, it: won't affect the efficacy of another antibiotic. You can take additional antibiotics if indicated. But please don't rely on self diagnosis and self medication. If you can get to a health care provider, get evaluated and receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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HOW LONG DOES THE ANTIBIOTIC Z PACK STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM AFTER YOU TAKEN LAST ANTIOBIOTIC PILL?

HOW LONG DOES THE ANTIBIOTIC Z PACK STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM AFTER YOU TAKEN LAST ANTIOBIOTIC PILL?

Several days: The antibiotic azithromycin (also known as the z-pack) can last in your system for several days after finishing the course. This is because the drug has a long half-life. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Working: Although the zpak is five day it continues to work in yourbody for an additional week. It is not uncommon to continue to cough for a while after pneumonia. Drink a lot of water to help thin the secretions. That will nake it easiwr for you to cough it up and get it out. ...Read more

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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?

No: Not the right treatment for your youngster. Eye infection deserves an urgent visit to the doctor (either primary care office or urgent care center). If there is pain when moving the eye or any vision effect, then to the ER. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It varies: Cough can linger after the causative infection is gone, so the answer to your question is that it can last for a few days or even a few weeks. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Split dose: I would suggest that on day 1 when 2 pills are used taking 1 pill in the morning after a full breakfast and 1 pill after dinner on a full stomach. Avoid alcohol and citrus juices. ...Read more

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Will a z-pack alter the effects of my birth control pills? How about steroid shots?

Z-pak yes: A Z-pak alone can certainly interfere with bcp's. Use protection until the start of the next cycle. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 %?

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

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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 you take a Z-pack with Alka Seltzer?

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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I have inflamed sinuses I feel pressure in forehead and when I push it hurts in middle of forehead can I take a z pack?

Other meds: A course of zithromax can be taken for a sinus infection but it may not take care of your sinus pressure directly. Your doctor may need to prescribe a course of steroids, if you have failed to respond or can't take decongestants. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Z-pak: Z-pak won't effect viruses, only certain bacteria. If z-pak used for no reason, it can result in side effects and complications. Best bet: don't do meth, use protected sex or abstinence, and don't take z-pak. See primary doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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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

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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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