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Zithromax z pack side effects?

Zithromax z pack side effects?

Gastrointestinal: The most common side effects people taking a z-pak experience are nausea and diarrhea. As many as 10% of people who take it get these symptoms. Second most common (about 2%) are itching, rash, crampy abdominal pain, vomiting and lack of appetite. ...Read more

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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How safe is z pack?My hearts healthy as far as I know.Would those bad side effects show immediately? Thanks

How safe is z pack?My hearts healthy as far as I know.Would those bad side effects show immediately? Thanks

How is safety measd?: I'm not sure exactly how to answer ur question. According to the package insert (http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=511) less than 1% of pts stopped taking Z-pack in trials b/c of adverse events, but adverse events ranging from loose stools (6%) to nausea/vomiting, rash, abd pain, etc. was seen (2%). There are reports of QT prolongation, which affects the heart, but usually in elderly ...Read more

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What are the side effects of z pack (azithromyacin)?

What are the side effects of z pack (azithromyacin)?

Z-pack SE: Common side effects: diarrhea, nausea and headache. Serious side effects fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting and chest pain. ...Read more

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How long can the side effects from zithromax (z-pack) last ?

How long can the side effects from zithromax (z-pack) last ?

Zithromax Side Effec: Depends on what side effects you have question for, most of GI side effects like loose stools, stomach pain, nausea&vomiting can sometime persist more than week in some cases.Acute allergic reaction with difficulty breathin, tightness in chest& pain, irregular heart beat, rash, muscle weakness, wheezing, vision problemsetc, in some cases may persist>6 days.There are many more side effects, can you be specifi. ...Read more

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How much time can the side effects of zithromax (z-pack) last ?

Azithromycin: Most common side effect of Azithro is stomach upset, mild nausea. Often this can be minimized if taken with some food. Most side effects are short lived, though this can be highly variable, depending on the person and if taking with other medications. ...Read more

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Does z pack cause side effects that cause stomache pain and sleeping promblems?

Yes: The most common side effects of this medication are stomach related, e.g. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. Increased tolerability has been observed when tablets are given with food. Z pack can also cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Taking Z pack for bronchitis, I've taken it years ago fine but now I'm hesitant because of the side effects. I'm a healthy girl.What's the chances?

Chances of what?: what side effects are you worried about? And are those side effects worse than the complications of an untreated infection? ...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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Will I have tooken z pack I never had this before and I had lack of energy sleeping promblem isnthis the side effects or depression?

Probably not azithro: Azithromycin has had a few reports of CNS side-effects, but not the things which you are describing. Would attribute these to something else. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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Z Pak (Definition)

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