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I use azithromycin to control my acne breakouts.Is azithromycin 500mg three tabs/week usually twice a month safe?Any short/long term side effects?

I use azithromycin to control my acne breakouts.Is azithromycin 500mg three tabs/week usually twice a month safe?Any short/long term side effects?

Yes: This is a good safe way to keep your acne at bay. If it is working for you and your physician is good with it, that's great. I understand you have scarring and am sorry your acne was not originally treated as it could have been, but several hollywood leading men have chosen to keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...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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How long can azithromycin be taken safely?[for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

How long can azithromycin be taken safely?[for long term treatment]
if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more

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Azithromycin lasts for how long?

Azithromycin lasts for how long?

Zithromax shelf life: Aluminium/PVC blister strips in carton boxes: 60 months. Polythene capsule container with child resistant cap: 48 months. A single dose of oral azithromycin 250 mg will remain in the body for 2-4 days. A typical 5 day course (Z-pak) is effective for 10 days. ...Read more

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For how long is azithromycin effective in your body?

For how long is azithromycin effective in your body?

Two answers: Azithromycin in a single 500 mg dose has a half-life of 11–14 h. When multiple doses are taken it may increase to 68 h. For a 5 day course it should be present 10 days. Biliary excretion, predominantly unchanged, is a major route of elimination. Over a week, approximately 6% of the administered dose appears unchanged in urine. Efficacy is another subject. ...Read more

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How long does it take for azithromycin to react in your body?

Not sure.: Not sure exactly what you mean. Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Blood levels rise and become effective against susceptible bacteria within about 30 minutes. However, in established infections there may not be improvement in symptoms noted for a few days. If the organism is not susceptible to Azithromycin there may be no improvement at all. ...Read more

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How long does azithromycin stay in your body after last dose ?

Half life: Following a single 500 mg dose, the half-life of Azithromycin is 11–14 h. The longer half-life of 68 h is achieved only when multiple doses are consumed. A half-life is the time for 50% of the drug to be excreted. This drug will stay in tissues much longer than in the blood stream. ...Read more

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