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I started z-pack at about 1:00 on Saturday. Do I need to wait until 1:00on Sundayto take the next dose?

I started z-pack at about 1:00 on Saturday.   Do I need to wait until 1:00on Sundayto take the next dose?

Don't have to: You didn't mention AM or PM. If you took it at 1 AM, then take the next one before you go to bed. It is best to stick to every 24 hr dosing schedule, but if there is a few hours of discrepancy then it is OK. However, there are certain medications that interact with Azithromycin (Z-pack) that needs more precise timing. ...Read more

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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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But why did this happend I never had that until I started taking z pack?

But why did this happend I never had that until I started taking z pack?

Re-ask the question: Based on how you phrased the question, i cannot answer it. What happened? If what happened is associated with your allegation of association with a z-pak, then, perhaps i can answer the concern or someone on health tap may be able to. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a z pack pill less than 24hours later?

Stick to instruct: It's best to stick to the instructions with the z-pack. The dosing and timing is meant to allow a fairly constant, and set, amount of antibiotics to be maintained in your system. This set dosing allows for maximum effectiveness against the bacterial infection. If you take the z-pack pill a few hours before or after the 24 hour mark, this isn't a big deal. But stay within 4-6 hours of the mark. ...Read more

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Can I take an entire z pack at once? Thanks in advance.

Course off pack: NO, you have to start with a loading dose of 2 tabs,followed with one a day for 4 days,important to follow instructions ...Read more

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I've been coughing since 11/29. It's all throughout the day and is sometimes so hard i gag. I finished a z-pack last sat and it hasn't helped any.

I've been coughing since 11/29. It's all throughout the day and is sometimes so hard i gag. I finished a z-pack last sat and it hasn't helped any.

Cough.: Need to see your doc to consider next step. You have already pointed out that bacterial infections are not a common cause of cough unless there is a corresponding infiltrate on cxr. If sx persist one should consider cxr and good exam to exclude asthma / lung disease and other upper airway maladies that can cause this. ...Read more

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How long will a "z pack" stay in your system?

About 2 weeks: Zithromax has a half life of 72 hours. So it takes about 2 weeks to clear from your system. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Z Pak (Definition)

Z-Pak is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more