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Long Term Effects Of Azithromycin
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 (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[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
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
A 14 year old has had two bouts of fever within one month.Paracetamol, azithromycin, and zinat have been given. Now his sgpt is 156 and sgot is 76. Could it be due to the long term intake of cetrizine 5mg daily for allergies?
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
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
What side effects does azithromycin have to cure chlamydia? & how long does it take for 1gram of it to fully cure?
Can you take alcohol with azithromycin and if so does it reduce the effects or will it just take longer to heal the chlamydia Took the four tablets it's been four days and I've had three glasses of wine in between?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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