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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Azithromycin

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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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How long do the side effects last for someone taking Azithromycin tablets of 250mg?

Diarrhea?: Usually the GI side effects like nausea, diarrhea, bloating, only last as long as you are on the medication plus maybe 1-2 days. If you are having a rash, swelling or itching you need to stop the medication and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a bit of face swelling and hives from the azithromycin. I took 3 tablets over 3 days. How long should these effects be for?

Hi, I got a bit of face swelling and hives from the azithromycin. I took 3 tablets over 3 days. How long should these effects be for?

Take antihistamines: 20 year old female with face swelling and hives while taking azithromycin. Sounds like an allergic reaction to the medicine, but hives and swelling could also be due to a viral infection. Azithromycin allergy is rare. Symptoms should resolve pretty quickly with oral anthistamines (diphenhydramine, cetirizine, etc). If not resolving with antihistamines, please see your PCP or allergist. ...Read more

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How long will side effects of dizziness/nausea from azithromycin last? Are there any ways to relieve these effects in the mean time?

How long will side effects of dizziness/nausea from azithromycin last? Are there any ways to relieve these effects in the mean time?

See below: Zithromax has a long half life and can still be measured in your blood a week or more after you take it. It takes 68 hours for the blood level to fall to 1/2 the initial level. It may take several days till effect wears off. Ginger tea may help nausea. It would be a good idea to consult with the doctor who prescribed Zithromax. If your symptoms get worse you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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