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Z Pack Pneumonia
Treated with Z pack for pneumonia and sinus infection. My neck, shoulders and head hurt so bad that I can't hardly stand it.
Need more info: While a z-pack might be adequate for a simple pneumonia there is increasing resistance to its effects and we generally prescribe the full 500 every day instead of the 250mg/day in the pack. It is also not adequate treatment for a true sinusitis which should be treated for at least 14 days with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefuroxime. Knowing if u just started or have finished the z-pac would help us advise you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I've taken a zpack for my pneumonia I finished the Z pack today and I'm still not feeling well does the Z pack still stay in the system for a few more days working?
How long does it take cough from pneumonia to go away after starting abx (z-pack) it's been 2 days. Fever is gone but cough seems worse.
Varies: Cough results from the inflammation associated with the lung infection, and it will last for several weeks. One may be left with wheezing (bronchospasm) and the cough may persist despite taking all of the antibiotics. Addition of medication to break the wheezing may be necessary, and so followup with the doctor who gave you the antibiotics is recommended. ...Read more
I was diagnosed last monday with severe bronchitis that was turning into pneumonia. They gave me the z pack. The weezing started to come back.
Went to the doctor three days ago for pneumonia was giving two shoots and z pack but I am still having uncontrolled coughing. Why is nothing helping?
Diagnosed with pneumonia yesterday, on a z pack. Doc says to come back in 48 hrs if not better. Should i be at 50%, 100%. I'm still wheeziing/coughing?
Possibly: Though zithromax is a good antibiotic to use for empiric therapy of pneumonia, it does not work 100 percent of the time. That said, two days is a bit early to notice a big difference. Even after the germs are killed, there is residual inflammation that must heal. If you are significantly worse, you should be seen; if you are not improved but no worse, then be patient with it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have constant mucus deep in the lungs. I had pneumonia 3 months ago which was treated with a 5 day z pack. I'm stillwaking up with sticky mucus that's hard to get out. What should I do?
Try Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) thins out mucus and makes it easier to cough up. You would also need to increase your fluids to help the medication work better. It also sounds like you may be allergic to something. Taking an antihistamine, like zyrtec or Claritin before bed, should stop the mucus production completely... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers