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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

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 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?

Chlamydia tx should…: Be 1 g azithromycin. Don't understand why u were given z-pak. Four 250-mg pills does equal one gram; so take them at same time. Partner should be treated as well. Have doc who prescribed z-pak retest u for chlamydia & ask why rx wasn't for single 1g dose. Option: contact pharmacy about the med. They may have substituted because they didn't have 1g dose in stock. ...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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Z Pak (Definition)

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