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I took 3 zithromax pills for bronchitis the other day, felt better so I didn't take anymore. I've been having stomach cramps for 3 days, normal?

I took 3 zithromax pills for bronchitis the other day, felt better so I didn't take anymore. I've been having stomach cramps for 3 days, normal?

Meds: Zithromax stays in your blood stream for a long time. The dose you took could have contributed to the stomach cramps you are getting. If it doesn't resolve in a day or two, see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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I have bronchitis and I took pills for it from the er. I finished them but still keep coughing! What can I do?

I have bronchitis and I took pills for it from the er. I finished them but still keep coughing! What can I do?

May be you have: Complication of the bronchitis, try to nebulizer at home to moist your bronchial tree if did not help you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Zpak for bronchitis, developed mucusy, jelly-like watery stool. Should this be a cause for concern? On 4th day of dosing, one more pill left

Yes: Azithromycin is a long acting antibiotic. A Zpak lasts 10 days in your system. It can cause diarrhea, but if you have a true bacterial bronchitis should let your Doctor know so another antibiotic can be prescribed. If your feeling better maybe able to stop Zpak and heal up. Then you had a virus causing the Bronchitis and the Zpak was not helping anything. Just getting you a med side effect. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 20mg of prednisone. 5 days, take 3 pills 1time/day. Prescribed to me because my bronchitis is not going away after 7 days of taking 10 day course of Avelox. I know there are many possible side effects. I am experiencing several, bu

I have been prescribed 20mg of prednisone. 5 days, take 3 pills 1time/day. Prescribed to me because my bronchitis is not going away after 7 days of taking 10 day course of Avelox. I know there are many possible side effects. I am experiencing several, bu

Prednisone: Can cause a lot of side effects, especially at higher doses. For some, 60 mg at one time can cause feelings of nervousness, mood swings, insomnia etc, as well as elevations in blood sugar and blood pressure. If you are experiencing these, you could try splitting the dose in half and take it twice per day, or if that is still causing side effects, you may need to take a lower dose. Talk to your Dr. ...Read more

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I was taking amox-clauvavin for bronchitis now I have yeast infection how can I get rid of it by the way it was 875 mg a pill twice a day.

I was taking amox-clauvavin for bronchitis now I have yeast infection how can I get rid of it by the way it was 875 mg a pill twice a day.

Yeast: Common side effect especially penicillin family. Affects vaginal ph (acidity). Try greek style cultured yogurt- probiotics) there is over counter Mycostatin (nystatin) but ask your pharmacist for advice. Best use private pharmacy where take time talk with patients, wallymart orcvs may be too busy or steer u to their products. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis and I'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! When will it get better?

I have bronchitis and I'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! When will it get better?

It varies: Cough can linger after the causative infection is gone, so the answer to your question is that it can last for a few days or even a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dentist prescribed amoxicillin for a tooth infection but on the last day I was diagnosed with bronchitis & was unable to take the last pill. Is it ok?

Dentist prescribed amoxicillin for a tooth infection but on the last day I was diagnosed with bronchitis & was unable to take the last pill. Is it ok?

Why not: What prevented you from taking last pill? Know that the antibiotic is only a stop-gap measure. If your tooth was abscessed (infected) it will need definitive restorative treatment. Call your a Dentist for follow-up before infection comes roaring back. ...Read more

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I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?

I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?

Its for your PAIN: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 is an Opiate Analgesic like Vicodin Used for PAIN. It contains 60mg of codeine and 300mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Codeine metabolizes into morphine (1/10th of the dose) so its about 6mg of oral morphine per does with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the added pain relief. As Hydrocodone has been rescheduled to CII, it leaves physician's with codeine as the strongest opiate that can be refilled, less habit forming. ...Read more

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I am coughing hard non stop like I'm allergic to something. I have CHF but have never had a problem. I recently had bronchitis. Any ideas what is causing my cough. Suppressant do no good. I take an allergy pill and guafinesin and it does little to help. I

I am coughing hard non stop like I'm allergic to something. I have CHF but have never had a problem. I recently had bronchitis. Any ideas what is causing my cough. Suppressant do no good. I take an allergy pill and guafinesin and it does little to help. I

See your doctor: Coughing can be a very common symptom of worsening CHF. Certainly it could also be related to your recent bronchitis. I am certain you recognize that a diagnosis cannot be made without a physical exam. In other words not over the internet. Go see your doctor and he/she will treat you to resolve your symptom regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis?

Two types...: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection in the airways whereas chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is typically from smoking. The treatments are different as well so see your doctor if you think you may have a form of bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis?

What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Inflammation within bronchi (airways.) can be viral bacterial and chemical.. Generally manifested as cough with wheezing and sometimes sputum production and fever. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis?

What is bronchitis?

A lung infection: Its an infection of the airway tubes in the lungs and can lead to pneumonia if caused by a virus or bacterium. If caused by smoking it can lead to permanent lung damage such as COPD, which is not reversible. Inhaling industrial chemicals and other substances can do the same. Common in miners and other workers, if not protected. ...Read more

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What helps bronchitis?

What helps bronchitis?

A few things: Drink plenty of fluids. Use cough medicine to help break/bring up the mucus. You can suck on cough drops or hard candies to soothe a dry or sore throat. ...Read more

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What causes bronchitis?

What causes bronchitis?

Two types....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is due to an infection in the airways, usually either bacterial or viral. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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Can kids get bronchitis?

Can kids get bronchitis?

Yes: Kids can get bronchitis. It can be allergic, viral or bacterial in. Nature. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis be serious?

Can bronchitis be serious?

Yes...: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection and it is very treatable and is usually not serious. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be life-threatening. It is progressive and not curable so smoking cessation is extremely important to avoid the disease or slow progression if already diagnosed with the disease. ...Read more

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How do I treat bronchitis?

Acute or chronic...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection. If it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are usually used but if it is viral, symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course. If it is chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the treatment consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. Other treatments depend on disease severity. ...Read more

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What can cause bronchitis?

Causes...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis communicable?

Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more

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How do you treat bronchitis?

Depends on cause: Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial. Viruses take time to resolve. Bacterial infections can go away on their own, but sometimes needs antibiotics. Depending on your other health history, like smoking and presence of other lung disease like asthma or copd, your doctor may consider treatment of bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can you die from bronchitis?

Can you die from bronchitis?

Yes: You can die from any infection if you don't get treated or you have certain serious medical conditions. ...Read more

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How does bronchitis develop?

How does bronchitis develop?

Type?: Acute bronchitis is due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways whereas chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more