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Z Pack Antibiotic Side
Diarrhea...: ...Is the most common. Allergy, cardiac effects, other problems are possible but extremely rare. The biggest concern, of course, is helping bacteria become resistant, but since Azithromycin is never used to treat very serious infections, this is less of a problem than with other antibiotics. ...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
Depends Which Ones: Some of advocare's products are compatible but do not take it with one of the 12 or 24 day challenge products or cleanses. In that case, wait till you are done with your zpak. It is safe to use their probiotic or spark products. Advocare is responsive and advises not to take medications within several hours of using their fiber products. Absorption can be impacted and this is wise advice. ...Read more
Just finished z pack antibiotic. How long do I wait before
getting prolactin test and 24 hr urnine test?
Wait a week: Azithromycin may increase measurable levels of prolactin. This drug has a fairly long half-life, so that 5 days of therapy may give levels for 10 days. Waiting one week after stopping should yield levels of Azithromycin that are unlikely to affect prolactin. To be sure, might consider waiting 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the effects of taking too much antibiotics ? I was on z pack two weeks ago and now am taking cefalexin for 10days
On z pack antibiotic and BC. Last 2 days on zpack, is spermicide good backup for BC? When can you be unprotected again?
B/U not needed...: Most common antibiotics, such as the Z-pack won't keep your birth-control from working. You can use a back-up method if this makes you more comfortable but it really isn't necessary with the Z-pack. Best wishes! ...Read more
I've been taking a Z-pack for 4 days and im scheduled to get a tattoo tomorrow. I am feeling better but can the antibiotic ruin my new tattoo?
I was on antibiotics (z pack) the 1st wk of period. I am also on orthotricyclen. Will my bc still be effective? I'm taking the second week now.
I was diagnosed with strep yesterday & taken 3 doses of the z pack of antibiotic. fever still keeps coming back every 6-7 hours since Sunday night. ?
Strep Throat: Pharyngitis is not adequately treated with a simple "Z-Pak". Assuming you are allergic to Penicillin - and can not take the usual preparations of Penicillin or Amoxicillin, preferably Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would normally recommend a "double- dose Z-pak" ie- 500 mg daily for 5 days, Check back soon with your regular provider for reassessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers