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Why Can T You Take Antacids With Azithromycin
Tablet form can be taken with food. Some taking it on an empty stomach has cause stomach upset. There is no interaction with antacid but theoretically antacid coats the lining of the stomach and may delay the absorption.
The liquid form should be taken on an empty stomach because it's absorption is variable with food. ...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
I'm taking azithromycin, I know in supposed to avoid antacids. Can I take it with nuun electrolyte tablets which have magnesium sulfate? I am having diarrhea thus the nuun.
I take ranitidine or omeprazole for reflux. Need to begin azithromycin (z-pack). How long to wait between meds since zith is not good with antacids?
Several hours: Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium salts (maalox, mylanta) will decrease the absorption of azithromycin, allow several hours between dosing. On the other hand taking omeprazole/azithromycin may result in increased concentration of either drugs thus watch/report increase abdominal distress. Ranitidine may be a better alternative with least reported interaction with azithromycin. Take care. ...Read more
Binds the medication:
Many medications should not be taken with antacids. Either it will inhibit absorpton by binding or it will change the acid or base of the stomach and make the medication ineffective. Usually it binds the med and keep it from being absorbed. Always ask your pharmacist or physcian if concerned. Very imortant with medications like
thyroid medicaiton. ...Read more
I took azithromycin 1gm for chlamydia but after 10 minutes I took digene (antacid), may I have to repeat the course for chlamydia thanks?
Likely not: You should get a test of cure but you probably digested them. ...Read more
I have never had any allergic reactions to my medications. I'm taking azithromycin and only have 2 days left but this morning I took it with Prilosec and Imodium! I know antacids are not suppose to be but Prilosec is not an antacid. Would this cause my li
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I took azithromycin-500mg, 1gm, 1gm for chlamydia, but last two days I took alcohol and also digene tablet (antacid), should I have to repeat the course?
I took azithromycin dose for chlamydia and 2 hours later took antacid pill bc my stomach was hurting. Did I mess up effect of azithromycin?
Common Side Effect: Nausea and belly pain are a common side effects of azithromycin at the dose used to treat chlamydia. Taking an antacid that far after the azithromycin dose is unlikely to change the antibiotic effect, so don't worry about that. Please be sure that you were also tested for gonorrhea since co-infection with chlamydia is a common problem. I hope that you are feeling better. ...Read more
Can I take pepto or anti acids after finishing my 2 doses of azythromycin of 500mg each for chlamydia? Its been a week already.
YES, You can,: If your hyperacidity continues, better ask your doctor to find out the cause and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Took azithromycin first dose 500mg, couldn't take the rest. Was prescribed for a sinus issue. When will it be out of my system?
Has a very long "half life" thus it will gradually decrease to half in 68 hours then half of that in another 68 hours. WHY are you asking?? You have not had enough to treat your sinus condition BUT you can start a new antibiotic NOW without waiting for the Azithromycin to "leave completely"!
Hope this helps!
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I was prescribed Azithromycin yesterday for abnormal discharge as well as an odor. It said on the bottle take four tablets once daily. My pharmacist told me to take all four in one day. I took it yesterday but I still haven't noticed a change.?
STD? BV? Trich?: The most common causes of vaginal discharge with odor are bacterial vaginosis and the STD trichomonas. Neither of these is effectively treated with azithromycin. Perhaps you have something else. If you have tested positive for chlamydia, the normal treatment is just one dose of azithromycin, 2 grams (4 tablets, 250 mg each). It takes a few days for symptoms to clear up. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have lactose intolerance. Can I take Azithromycin 250 mg (2 tabs once daily)? I want to make sure I don't get any bad side effects. Thanks
It depends: The context is important here. If Azithromycin is taken for a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, then absolutely not! Aperiod of 2 weeks is recommeneded if you planto be intimate with some one else. If the abx is being taken for a pneumonia, then it should be ok, but I think it is more prudent to refrain from sexual activity until you have recovered from an infection. ...Read more
Not Recemmended: Prescription medications should not be taken with any alcoholic beverages as the effectiveness can be altered. There are also dangers when medications are processed through the liver where the medications are processed causing higher or lower elevations of the medication in the system. ...Read more
How do I properly take 1g of azithromycin powder says 60ml of water don't have a way to measure that can I just take with regular cup of water?
15mL=1 tablespoon: 1 teaspoon (the smaller spoon) is equal to 5ml and 1 tablespoon is equal to 15ml, so 4 tablespoons would equal 60ml. Hopefully you have spoons in your home or can get your hands on one to measure out the water for proper mixing. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes.: If taken together on empty stomach, will likely cause distress--so separate timing or take with food. ...Read more
Yes, you can take: Them without serious interaction if taken as directed. ...Read more
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