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

Hi. 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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What happens if you have sex the day after taking azithromycin?

What happens if you have sex the day after taking azithromycin?

Nothing unusual: Although you might get a vaginal yeast infection from taking the antibiotic azithromycin, the drug itself should not interfere with having sex. ...Read more

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My partner and I had unprotected sex the day after taking azithromycin does it effect treatment if it takes 7 days for treatment to kick in?

My partner and I had unprotected sex the day after taking azithromycin does it effect treatment if it takes 7 days for treatment to kick in?

Please clarify: I am not sure exactly what your question is. Does this have to do with you taking birth control pills at the same time you are taking antibiotics? If so, there can be an interaction which can cause your birth control pills to be less effective. I recommend the use of back up birth control if you are taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Me and my partner had sex 4 days after taking azithromycin for chlamydia. Got retested, mine came back negative, his were indeterminate. Are we clear?

Asking Impossible: There is no answer here other than he needs to take his medication again. Azithromycin works and works very well. But, we cannot tell you that a lab result is anything other than what is reported. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 15 days after taking azithromycin should be expecting period tomorrow, on birth control could I be pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 15 days after taking azithromycin should be expecting period tomorrow, on birth control could I be pregnant?

Sure, but...: If a woman is taking her birth control pills properly, they should work fine, regardless of the Azithromycin, as long as she wasn't having vomiting or diarrhea. Any fertile woman who has sex with a fertile guy can get pregnant, so always plan for that rare, surprise baby. ...Read more

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How long till I can have unprotected sex after taking one dose (the two pills of azithromycin)? 7 days?

How long till I can have unprotected sex after taking one dose (the two pills of azithromycin)? 7 days?

It depends....: Assuming you were treated for chlamydia or a related problem like nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), it is ideal to wait 7 days. But if the partner with whom you are sharing this infection also has been treated, and if any symptoms are starting to improve, sex with each other shouldn't hurt anything. But for sure no unprotected sex with untreated or new partners until at least 7 days have passed. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin for Chlymdia today and 2 hours later I had protected sex with my boyfriend will that have done any foul?

I took azithromycin for Chlymdia today and 2 hours later I had protected sex with my boyfriend will that have done any foul?

Possibly...: Condoms are not 100% effective at preventing the spread of STDs. Your boyfriend should be checked out by a doctor. You can also ask the provider you saw to give you a script for your partner, depending on state laws he may not need to be seen. ...Read more

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After taking 1g of azithromycin when can I have sex again?

After taking 1g of azithromycin when can I have sex again?

For Chlamydia?: Presuming that you took it for a chlamydia, you should be checked to assure clearing of it in you and in your sexual partner before you have sex again, or you could be reinfected by your partner. ...Read more

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Hi, my partner and I both took 1g of azithromycin at the same time. We had unprotected sex the same day and and the next day. Will it work still?

Hi, my partner and I both took 1g of azithromycin at the same time. We had unprotected sex the same day and and the next day. Will it work still?

Yes: My answer is based in the assumption that you both took 1gm Azithromycin after the last sexual encounter. The medication is in both of your systems and working. Give your systems a chance to recuperate and use condoms for at least a week or you will just keep giving each other an infection. Back and forth. You may need a second treatment so follow up with your physicians. ...Read more

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I took Azithromycin 7 days ago and had protected sex with my partner who just took his Azithromycin today. Still have bleeding after sex. Cause?

Chlamydia?: Did you take the azithromycin for chlamydia? If you did, then that is the cause of the bleeding. Also, if your partner tests positive, then you may have been reinfected today. ...Read more

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Hi I recently took azithromycin last wed 4 pills in one dose and my bf tried to have unprotected sex Saturday. He started but I forced him to stop. Am I completely cured and how long does it usually take before cured.

Hi I recently took azithromycin last wed 4 pills in one dose and my bf tried to have unprotected sex Saturday. He started but I forced him to stop. Am I completely cured and how long does it usually take before cured.

Infection: I should think that a week after the medication you should be clear. You were probably advisable to have protected sex till then to pre ent him getting an infection. HOWEVER you should always have protected sex to prevent pregnancy ...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?

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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Hw long does it really take for 4 (250) azithromycin. I received a shot 3 weeks ago. But jus took the pills 3 days ago. Hd sex n condom tore. Help

Hw long does it really take for 4 (250) azithromycin. I received a shot 3 weeks ago. But jus took the pills 3 days ago. Hd sex n condom tore. Help

Which disease?: I assume by your question you are concerned about STD transmission. You did not state what infection you were treated for. Gonorrhea is usually treated with a "shot" and treatment 3 weeks ago adequate. Chlamydia is treated with 1 g of Azithromycin. Treatment 3 days ago is not adequate. If you had sex with a torn condom then you should inform your partner they may have been exposed. ...Read more

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Hi. I took Azithromycin and waited until the 7th day to have sex and it was protected. Can that effect me or hinder the medicine from working at all?

Hi. I took Azithromycin and waited until the 7th day to have sex and it was protected. Can that effect me or hinder the medicine from working at all?

Antibiotics and sex: Sex will not alter the effect of antibiotics in any way, but antibiotics provide no long-term protection against sexually transmitted infection which you can be infected with again and again and again unless you use condoms to protect yourself or unless you have sex only with trusted partners who are also safe and uninfected. Partners of people with a treated STD/STI should also get treatment. ...Read more

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How many days can I have sex after taking a 5 day dosage of Azithromycin? I was prescribed this for Bronchitis

How many days can I have sex after taking a 5 day dosage of Azithromycin? I was prescribed this for Bronchitis

Anytime: If you're taking antibiotics for bronchitis (not usually recommended as most colds & upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses that don't respond to antibiotics), then only reason to avoid/postpone sex is that you don't feel strong enough (aren't up for it - get it? Sorry, couldn't resist!). Clearly if you're coughing up lots of phlegm, etc, you might not want to pass germs onto partner. ...Read more

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What it the standard time frame after taking Azithromycin 1g 2 red pills, before you should have sex?

Zpack and sex: I'm wondering why you are taking the zpack. There is not necessarily a problem with having sex and taking a zpack. Ask your prescribing doctor. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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If my partner and I mutually masturbated 2 days after BOTH taking 1g of azithromycin for chlamydia, with no sex, could we get reinfected?

No: It is unlikely and hopefully hands were thoroughly washed before and after. Make sure you are both re-tested for Chlamydia after the designated period of time after the Azithromycin by the MD (s). ...Read more

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I took azithromycin for chlamydia for the third time! I took it feb 17, 2014 first thing when I woke up! I have not had sex since I took it can it still be effective if its my third time taking it?

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I took azithromycin for chlamydia for the third time! I took it feb 17, 2014 first thing when I woke up! I have not had sex since I took it can it still be effective if its my third time taking it?

Who knows? See docs: In principle, sexual partner needs to be simultaneously treated, counseled, and followed for std. For you, what is the basis for treating you 3 times? For vaginal discharge? For local discomfort? Or for test result? ... These have to be clarified.

Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession of any form. Besides, avoid further physical or chemical irritation to... ...Read more

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