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Z Pack Antibiotic Side Effects
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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