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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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What is the correct dosing of zithromax for my 12 year old son who weighs 113 pounds?

What is the correct dosing of zithromax for my 12 year old son who weighs 113 pounds?

Depends: If pills: two 250-mg tablets the first day, then one 250-mg tablet on days 2 - 5 (until med is gone)

if liquid: 12.5 ml (use measured dropper) once a day for 5 days. ...Read more

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My son has a sore throat and a fever, will zithromax 250mg be ok for a 9-year old boy weighing 50 pounds?

My son has a sore throat and a fever, will zithromax 250mg be ok for a 9-year old boy weighing 50 pounds?

Maybe: But if it is a viral infection, as it most likely is, it will do no good and, remotely, some harm. Go to you md. Get a culture and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it a problem for a 12 year old to weigh 72 lbs?

Is it a problem for a 12 year old to weigh 72 lbs?

Please Clarify: That is not how health or statistics are commented upon. You failed to include height as part of the question. And I can assume this is about a male? ...Read more

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My 12 year old sister is 5'1 so how much should she weigh to be normal weight?

My 12 year old sister is 5'1 so how much should she weigh to be normal weight?

Average at 110: The average weight of a 5'1" female would be about 110. The range would include about 100-120. You can download a growth chart from the cdc site and follow her growth over time. See:www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What should a 12 year old that is 5'2 girl weigh?

What should a 12 year old that is 5'2 girl weigh?

75th %ile: 5'2" is just above the 75th %ile for height. That corresponds to about 106 lbs of weight at the same 75th %ile.
Growth patterns may vary. Also, some people have larger or smaller frames. This answer is merely an average. ...Read more

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How much should a 5 ft 6 12 year old weigh? And how many calories should I eat a day?

How much should a 5 ft 6 12 year old weigh? And how many calories should I eat a day?

Body Mass Index: For adult healthy weight using BMI calculator a 5 ft 6 adult should weight between 112 lb and 154 lb. That is equivalent to BMI of 18.5 to 25 (healthy BMI).
Daily calories calculation is more complex. It depends on many factor: age, sex, activities level. Many website can provide you with the answer. ...Read more

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How much should a 12 year old girl weigh? What's the greatest and the least she should weigh?

How much should a 12 year old girl weigh? What's the greatest and the least she should weigh?

Need more info: Actually it depends upon her level of physical maturity and height.Thus we can not answer without that information. ...Read more

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How much does the average 12 year old male weigh?

How much does the average 12 year old male weigh?

Depends on stature: Per year 2000 cdc growth charts, the 50% for an average 12 year old male is 90 lbs (97% is 140 and 3rd% is 65 lbs). But there are many other factors to be considered like parental size, nutrition, ethnicity, etc. ...Read more

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What amount should a 12 year old that is 5 foot 1 1/2 weigh?

What amount should a 12 year old that is 5 foot 1 1/2 weigh?

110-116 lb: The expected weight for height can be derived from a cdc growth chart.This is available at www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. Select a gender and age range and secure the chart. ...Read more

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What should a 12 year old child, who is 5 foot 3 inches, and a quarter inch weigh?

What should a 12 year old child, who is 5 foot 3 inches, and a quarter inch weigh?

A boy or girl?: For a height of 63.25 inches (5 ft 3.25 inch), it is at 75 per centile for a girl, and 90 per centile for a boy. Thus if it is a girl she should weigh about 120-124 lbs, and if it is a boy, he should weigh about 118-122 lbs. For your information, you can visit a website, "www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts". It is quite detailed, but you skip the first part of writing and got to the figure part. ...Read more

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My husband (not knowing I already had) gave my 4 year old son an extra dose of zithromax. Should we be concerned?

No: One extra dose is not going to cause anything except a little upset stomach at most, and more likely no adverse reaction whatsoever. Don't fret. Glad you both are concerned enough to make sure he got his dose of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Help please? How much should a twelve year old weigh?

Help please? How much should a twelve year old weigh?

Variable: This varies by height and gender. You can download a growth chart from www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts and insert whatever data you have to check this out. ...Read more

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I have an autistic 6 year old son and I've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?

I have an autistic 6 year old son and I've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?

Well known: It is well known that some kids with autism do well ironically when physically sick with temporary improvement in social and interpersonal relations, facial expressions and decrease in stereotype behavior. It might be coincidental that he has been on zithromax while sick. Next time ask his pediatrician to try a different antibiotic and. See what happens, . ...Read more

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For a bacterial chest infection, is zithromax better than erithromycin for a healthy 39 year old with no other health problems?

For a bacterial chest infection, is zithromax better than erithromycin for a healthy 39 year old with no other health problems?

Not necessarily: The main benefit of zithromax over Erythromycin would be tolerability. Erythromycin can sometimes be a little harder on the stomach or be less tolerated. Both medications will effectively treat the infection, but zithromax would be better tolerated. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?

My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?

This could be...: This could be a few things. She may have picked up a new eye infection...Viral or bacterial. This also could be otitis-conjunctivitis...Which is an ear and eye infection at the same time and the antibiotic she was on would not have been adequate. Please contact your doctor with this and with any and all concerns you have. Thank you. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter weighs 130 pounds was given a zpack for sinus, start of ear inf, I gave her the 2 starting dose. She has the shakes, feels weird?

My 12 year old daughter weighs 130 pounds was given a zpack for sinus, start of ear inf, I gave her the 2 starting dose. She has the shakes, feels weird?

Ear infection: Sounds more like complications from the ear infection and NOT an allergic reaction to the medications. I would simply watch her - make sure she has something on board for fever. I suspect as the infection clears this will as well. Good luck ...Read more

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My daughter weighs 125 lbs at a 5'1 12 year old. How over weight is she?

My daughter weighs 125 lbs at a 5'1 12 year old. How over weight is she?

To calculate BMI: Accurately requires date of birth. If she is 12 years 0 months, her BMI of 23.6 is at the 91st %ile in the overweight range (85th-94th%ile). Limit her total screen time- TV, videos, video games, tablet, computer & smart phone - to a maximum of 2 hours/day. Remove electronics from her bedroom. Encourage 1 hour of daily exercise. Do not allow junk food or soda in your house. Have family meals. ...Read more

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I have a full pack of Zithromax which expired almost a year now...so it still useful?

I have a full pack of Zithromax which expired almost a year now...so it still useful?

Discard: The expired prescription should be thrown away. It is potentially degraded in efficacy and could breed resistant bacteria. Plus, without training, you would not know which infections it is appropriate for and which infections it would be detrimental to take it. Get rid of it! ...Read more

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I was prescribed 250mg zithromax but my pharmacy has not received it. How long dose it usaly take? Thanks

Depends: The usual dose is 2 tabs the first day then one daily for 4 more days. However the dose and duration may be modified depending on what one is trying to treat. ...Read more

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I took one dose of 2 zithromax pills to cute chlamdyia. Is it at all possible that they didn't work? As I'm still having symptoms

Chlamydia: Concomitant infection with gonorrhea is not uncommon in patients with chlamydial infection. In addition you should be tested for other stds. You don't say specifically what problems you are having so it difficult to answer your specific question, but generally the single dose of Azithromycin should be effective. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could 1 dose of zithromax cure pid?

Only chlamydia: One 1gram dose is used for treatment of Chlamydia only. This is not standard therapy for PID ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of repeating Single dose of zithromax after 3 months?

No: The most important question I have for you is why are you on Zithromax. Let me know what disease you are taking this drug for and I will be happy to discuss whether or not you need the drug. Furthermore, a single dose to me means one dose of the drug. Zithromax is given for 5 days. So clarify your question. ...Read more

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I was using Zithromax single dose powder will Zithromax 500mg tablets do same thing how many should I take for chlamdyia? Do I take them all at once?

Chlamydia: You would need to take two 500 mg Zithromax tablets at one time. Make sure your partner gets treated, and see your doctor to be retested in one month. ...Read more