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What is the definition or description of: Azythromycin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Azythromycin allergy?

Azythromycin allergy: Azythromycin is an antibiotic medication.Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...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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Is it safe that I mix azithromycin and allergy pills?

Is it safe that I mix azithromycin and allergy pills?

In most cases, yes: The major interactions of azithromycin is with phenytoin and warfarin, possibly digoxin, none of which are used in allergy. This is in contrast to erythromycin and clarithromycin, which may lead to sedation even with loratadine (Claritin, Alavert), which normally rarely causes sedation. ...Read more

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If I have a severe levaquin allergy, can I take azithromycin?

Maybe, maybe not: These are very different antibiotics and generally treat different bacteria, although there is some overlap. Whether azithro can replace levofloxacin depends on the particular kind of infection being treated and the bacteria causing it. For example, azithro is not effective against most urinary tract infections. Disucss with the doc or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What other antibiotic is equivalent to azithromycin or leviquinn that is equally effective for someone with a penicillin allergy?

What other antibiotic is equivalent to azithromycin or leviquinn that is equally effective for someone with a penicillin allergy?

Several antibiotics: The choice of antibiotics depends a lot on which germ (there are many in the world) the doctor is trying to stop or kill. Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is similar to azithromycin (Zithromax). Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is similar to levofloxacin (Levaquin). Antibiotic choices work much better when the bacteria or other susceptible germ is known with certainty, or with medical experience. ...Read more

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It is okay to stop Prednisone after three days. It was prescribed for allergy to azithromycin which I took for 5 days. It makes me have high anxiety. ?

It is okay to stop Prednisone after three days. It was prescribed for allergy to azithromycin which I took for 5 days. It makes me have high anxiety. ?

You can stop: Yes you can stop. It's mainly given for symptom control. If the side effects are worse than your allergy symptoms I would stop. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin done for sinus infect, now azithromycin, day 20 of sinus infect. Not completely heal, y is it not and could it b something other then sinus infect. I am 23 wks pregnant too. No allergies.

Remainder may be: What is left may be viral and will not be helped with antibiotics.
If you do not continue to improve, or is new symptoms, the you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium,Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)?You can also view my other medication to help.Never had med allergy B4

Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium,Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)?You can also view my other medication to help.Never had med allergy B4

ALLERGIC REACTION: you may be having an allergic reaction to the Azithromycin. You need to be examined promptly and have labs checked (Especially Eosinophil level) I normally would treat with a prednisone taper over 8 days. If symptoms worsen and you have difficulty breathing go to nearest ER. ...Read more

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Can 10 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) be effective for sinus/uri rather than full 2x500x15 if causing severe tendon pain? Azithromycin 250x20 taken too. Allergies.

Can 10 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) be effective for sinus/uri rather than full 2x500x15 if causing severe tendon pain? Azithromycin 250x20 taken too. Allergies.

Call your doc: If you're having side effects from any antibiotic always call your doctor for recommendations regarding stopping or switching to another antibiotic. Your doctor may have a reason for 15 days of therapy. ...Read more

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8 nth old ear infection came back allergic to penicillin, took 2.5 ml azithromycin 5 hours ago now he has 5 red areas with white middle. Allergy?

8 nth old ear infection came back allergic to penicillin, took 2.5 ml azithromycin 5 hours ago now he has 5 red areas with white middle. Allergy?

Workup and follow up: The two antibiotic classes are distinct, but it may be possible for a baby to have allergic reactions to both or either medication. Typically an allergic rash looks blotchy and is itchy. If there are other symptoms including GI upset, breathing difficulties/drooling/problems swallowing, I would advise an evaluation in the ED.
A follow up visit with your pediatrician is suggested. ...Read more

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I have severe allergy allergy w/ post nasal drainage, itchy & watery eyes & sore throat. I am requesting a prescription for steroid & azithromycin ?

I have severe allergy allergy w/ post nasal drainage, itchy & watery eyes & sore throat. I am requesting a prescription for steroid & azithromycin ?

Not good approach: Requesting is not a good idea. Doctors examine, make a diagnosis an prescribe as see fit. Why would you need an antibiotic for allergy? An oral allergy medication +/- decongestant and possibly a nasal steroid would be a good start. Have an exam an do not request anything. ...Read more

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What infections needs the medicines metronidazole 500mg and azithromycin 500mg?

What infections needs the medicines metronidazole 500mg and azithromycin 500mg?

Medication questions: Lots of infections from the gut to the skin to stds to other forms of vagnitis. This is way too broad. What are your specific concerns or worries? ...Read more

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What are the drug interactions between methadone and azithromycin ?

What are the drug interactions between methadone and azithromycin  ?

Arrthymia: There is a caution in combining the two medications due to the risk of qt prolongation resulting in an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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It's it okay to take over-the-counter medicine while taking azithromycin?

Generally, yes: Over the counter medications for supportive management is usually ok to take with azithromycin. ...Read more

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Hi. Does having protected sex after taking Azithromycin for chlamydia hinder the efficacy of the medicine?

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Does having protected sex after taking Azithromycin for chlamydia hinder the efficacy of the medicine?

Depends: In general no, but since condoms leak/break, etc and if the person you had sex with still has chlamydia then you can reinfect yourself. Do something else until you both have a test of cure to show you are both negative. It does not have an effect on the pharmaceutical effect of the azithromicin. ...Read more

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How do i get this horrible drug azithromycin out of my system took one 2 dose of 250mg yesterdsy at 4pm and i feel worse than from just being sick?

Your body: will slowly metabolize(liver) and excrete it(in your feces and urine) over time. Though realize it has a long half life so it will take time. But also realize you may also be feeling worse due to your underlying illness and the progression may happen to have just coincided with starting the azithromycin. I wouldn't hesitate to contact your doctor if you continue to feel worse. Best of luck ...Read more

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What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone, others: Duplicate question, same answer: Azithromycin by itself is not used for gonorrhea treatment unless other first-line treatments cannot be given, such as drug allergy. When used for gonorrhea, a 2 gram dose of AZM is needed (vs. 1 gram for chlamydia). Has persistent gonorrhea been professionally diagnosed? If so, I would recommend ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Discuss with your doctor or clinic ...Read more

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What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone, others: Azithromycin alone is not recommended for gonorrhea treatment unless there is a reason that other first-line treatments cannot be given, such as drug allergy. When used for gonorrhea, a 2 gram dose of AZM is needed (compared with 1.0 g for chlamydia). Has persistent gonorrhea been professionally diagnosed? If so, I would recommend ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Discuss with your doctor or clinic ...Read more

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Which drug is better for strep throat - cefixime or azithromycin?

Which drug is better for strep throat - cefixime or azithromycin?

Cefixime: Cefixime (suprax) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and ear, lung, throat, and urinary tract infections. Azithromycin (zithromax) can be used for strep throat, but there have been several reports in the medical literature of the development of resistance to this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can having sex 24 hours after my partner and I both took azithromycin have any effects on the drug not working ?

No drug effect but: If you are taking the azithromycin to address a sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia or gonorrhea, consider abstaining from sexual intercourse for seven days after a one time dose or until you have finished a longer course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Azythromycin Allergy (Definition)

Azythromycin is an antibiotic medication.Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, ...Read more