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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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Experiencing side effects (head pressure/dizziness/nervous feeling) since taking last dose of 5-pack Azithromycin 2 weeks ago. How much longer?

Experiencing side effects (head pressure/dizziness/nervous feeling) since taking last dose of 5-pack Azithromycin 2 weeks ago. How much longer?

Virus: Likely you have a virus. Antibiotics do not kill viruses only bacteria. Treat youself symptomatically. Get OTC meds at the pharmacy for symptoms. Talk to pharmacist.
If worse Sore Throat, head pressure, nerves contact a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long do Side effects of azithromycin like nausea, diarhea and bad stomach upset last? 6 days since last dose and I still have side effects.

How long do Side effects of azithromycin like nausea, diarhea and bad stomach upset last? 6 days since last dose and I still have side effects.

Bowel health: The medication should be out of the system by now, but the effect on healthy gut bacteria will persist for months. Taking a probiotic, which is available in many forms without a prescription, may help reduce symptoms. If not, or if symptoms are severe, then a stool test to rule out 'C diff' infection is important because it often follows antibiotic treatment, and can be fatal. ...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 should I abstain from alcohol while on azithromycin?

How long should I abstain from alcohol while on azithromycin?

Until your done: Finish your course of medication before starting to drink again. It is not a good idea to mix alcohol and any medication. ...Read more

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How long after going on azithromycin for strep can you go back to work?

How long after going on azithromycin for strep can you go back to work?

24-48 hours: As long as afebrile you can go back to work after 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear up from chlaymydia after 4 pills of azithromycin?

How long does it take to clear up from chlaymydia after 4 pills of azithromycin?

Std: I presume you are received a total of one gram of Azithromycin in a single dose. I also presume that your sexual partner has similarly been treated. Therefore you should abstain from sexual activity for 7 days with single drug therapy. ...Read more

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How long after taking azithromycin would the risk of sudden death return to normal?

How long after taking azithromycin would the risk of sudden death return to normal?

5-7 days: The risk is really very low. The drug is out of your system 5-7 days after your last dose and it's effects on the cardiac system probably are gone even sooner. This is a common effect of many antibiotics, not just Azithromycin and has been known for some time. Nothing to be alarmed about in most circumstances. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does take to completely recover from symptoms of chlyamdia after taking azithromycin?

Up to 7-10 days: Usualy symptoms like vaginal or penile discharge and burning or discomfort on urination will start to improve within 2-3 days, but it make take a week to 10 days for them to clear entirely. If you had low abdominal pain due to tube infection (PID), it could take longer. If any doubt, contact the doctor or clinic where you were treated. ...Read more

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Took one single dose of Azithromycin, four 250mg pills for ureaplasmax. How long before cured or see symptoms reside?

More info needed: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract, present in half of all people your age at any one time, and probably everyone has it sometimes. A positive test doesn't need treatment if no symptoms. Azithromycin has never been studied for Ureaplasma; no way to know if it would work. Single dose azithro is recommended only for chlamydia. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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If azithromycin 1000mg was taken yesterday afternoon is it normal to still feel sick/nauseous from it? How long does it take to go away?

Azithromycin: Nausea to the point of vomiting is a known side effect of Azithromycin taken by mouth. The vomiting comes within minutes after the medication was taken, and relief comes pretty instantly, because it is out of the body - unfortunately the healing effect is gone, too. If you keep the a. Down, the nausea may linger, but the healing effect is there, too. By tomorrow you should be fine. ...Read more

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THEORETICALLY please tell me, With a half life of 4 hours and 60mg 3 times a day, how long could I withhold diltiazem As to take Azithromycin safely?

THEORETICALLY please tell me, With a half life of 4 hours and 60mg 3 times a day, how long could I withhold diltiazem As to take Azithromycin safely?

As Seen On TV???: Theoretically, the drug is 99% out of your body after five half lives (in this case 20 hours). The half life of azithromycin is a lot longer (36 hours; that's why you only take it once a day). you'd have to fiddle with the diltiazem dose or choose another antibiotic. "You" meaning the doctor. Don't do this at home. Dangerous. And for just about anything there is an alternative to azithromycin. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Azithromycin-500mg 3 months long for acne?

Is it okay to take Azithromycin-500mg 3 months long for acne?

Not typical: I have not heard of zithromax as an option to treat acne systemically. Usually doxycycline, minocycline or cephalosporins are used for daily systemic anitbiotic treatment. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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How long can the side effects from zithromax (z-pack) last?

How long can the side effects from zithromax (z-pack) last?

Zithromax Side Effec: Depends on what side effects you have question for, most of GI side effects like loose stools, stomach pain, nausea&vomiting can sometime persist more than week in some cases. Acute allergic reaction with difficulty breathin, tightness in chest& pain, irregular heart beat, rash, muscle weakness, wheezing, vision problemsetc, in some cases may persist>6 days. There are many more side effects, can you be specifi. ...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?

136hrs: The half-life of Azithromycin is 68hrs when multiple doses are consumed. So that would mean it takes 136hrs for your body to eliminate it from the body. ...Read more

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