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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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I took a four pill pack of zithromax on sunday. I'm having a birthday party on saturday, is it ok for me to drink alcohol? Just want to make sure it wont have a counter effect to medicine or harm me.

I took a four pill pack of zithromax on sunday.  I'm having a birthday party on saturday, is it ok for me to drink alcohol? Just want to make sure it wont have a counter effect to medicine or harm me.

By : By the date of this post your party has passed. For the future or for anyone reading this, in a situation like this if you drink while taking zithromax or any antibiotic for that matter it will not interfere with the effectiveness of the antibiotic. The only issue you may encounter is GI (stomach) issues, which are common with alcohol and also with antibiotics. When combined this could cause more stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting. Lastly, consider if you are on antibiotics then you were dealing with an illness or getting over something and drinking while sick is probably not the best idea. Take care. ...Read more

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If I finished a z-pak for an ear infection 2 days ago is it safe to drink alcohol?

If I finished a z-pak for an ear infection 2 days ago is it safe to drink alcohol?

Z-pack: We cannot advise children. We have to assume you are underage since you didn't post your age. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe me the z-pack?

Can you prescribe me the z-pack?

No: Without discussing and knowing your health issues that may need z-pack, it is not safe to prescribe. I would seek a virtual consult with a physician you like, on this platform. ...Read more

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How long does the z pack side effects last?

Varies: Azithromycin has a long half-life. If you take it for 5 days it will last for about 10 days as an antibacterial. Whether the side-effects will last this long is not clear, but unlikely. ...Read more

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How long do the side effect of z pack last?

How long do the side effect of z pack last?

? Side Effects: After your last dose on day 5, it will take about 2.8 days for half of the medicine to be cleared out of your blood stream. After 14 days from day 5, the med will be cleared out. As for side effects, it will depend on the rate of clearance of the medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Z Pak (Definition)

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