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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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When after z pak (azithromycin) will bronchitis symptoms linger?

When after z pak (azithromycin) will bronchitis symptoms linger?

Variable: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viral infection or irritant exposure and do not respond to antibiotics, though they are frequently prescribed. Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a chance of secondary bacterial infection or pneumonia. ...Read more

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Told i had bronchitis was given z pack and prednisone, 2 weeks later condition worse icluding gasping for air. Given another z pack and told same thing?

Told i had bronchitis was given z pack and prednisone, 2 weeks later condition worse icluding gasping for air. Given another z pack and told same thing?

? walking pneumonia: Chronic cough can be lated to bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral in origin and does not respond to antibiotics.Another issue is walking pneumonia or mycoplasma pneumonia which can occur by itself or often with reactive airway dis. Or asthma. Z pack sometimes works, but some strains resistant. Long period of treatment (4 wks) with Erythromycin in my experience works better.Consult dr poss x-ray. ...Read more

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Does z pack treat uti?

Does z pack treat uti?

Azithromycin: Assuming that the organism producing your UTI is sensitive to Azithromycin it should do just fine. ...Read more

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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

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Just finished Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 4 strep, now diagnosed w bronchitis/possible early pneumonia given a zpack, steroid pack. Worried bout takin new anti so soon?

Just finished Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 4 strep, now diagnosed w bronchitis/possible early  pneumonia given a zpack, steroid pack. Worried bout takin new anti so soon?

Don't be: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a bit overkill for Strep. I't's almost always responsive to Zpack and regular 'cillins. Perhaps, if you got pneumonia soon after finishing Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), your doctor was concerned about resistance to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Zpack and its cousins are recommended for community-acquired pneumonia, some of which are resistant to penicillin . Hope u get well soon. ...Read more

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Will z pak (azithromycin) take care of an ear infection?

Will z pak (azithromycin) take care of an ear infection?

Azithromycin: In most cases a Z-pak will cure ear infections (I believe the cure rate is around 92%). Follow-up with your prescribing physician at the end of treatment if you are still having significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Is z pack prescribed for uti?

UTI: Choice of antibiotic will depend upon the particular organism involved in the uti. If this is non-bacterial urethritis it may be one drug of choice. Discuss this with the doctor prescribing. ...Read more

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Dignose acute bonchits 9/1212. Doxycycline didn't worktook z pack and prednione & now i hve weezing, bad coughing fts, mucus. Is this somethig worse?

Dignose acute bonchits 9/1212.  Doxycycline didn't worktook z pack and prednione & now i hve  weezing, bad coughing fts, mucus. Is this somethig worse?

Maybe: It certainly doesn't sound like you're any better so you need to go see your family doc. Throwing more antibiotics at you might not be the answer, at least not w/o finding out the causative bacteria. Or perhaps you have mild asthma or reactive airway disease (euphemism) and need an inhaler. But since it's been over 3wks, you really need to get close follow up care by your doc. ...Read more

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Can z pack treat a uti?

UTI: Possibly, depending upon the causative organism and its sensitivities. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection does z pack work?

I have a sinus infection does z pack work?

Not recommended: Antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections unless they are unusually long-lasting or severe. Use decongestants. ...Read more

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Will taking the z pack affect my period?

Will taking the z pack affect my period?

No: Taking an antibiotic like z pack will not affect your period at all. ...Read more

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10days dx with asthmatic bronchitis.Rx breathing treatment, steroids, antibiotic, inhaler-now finished. Still coughing/short breath.See dr or wait out?

10days dx with asthmatic bronchitis.Rx breathing treatment, steroids, antibiotic, inhaler-now finished. Still coughing/short breath.See dr or wait out?

Be rechecked: If your symptoms are not better, be rechecked. You may need a chest XR/additional medication. All the best and I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack.Mixing with decahedron(a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can z pak (azithromycin) help for kidney infection ?

Can z pak (azithromycin) help for kidney infection ?

Most likely not....: Are you sure you have kidney infection since most of UTI in females are in bladder and urethra. Z-pak will not help most of UTI-related / -causing bacteria. So, confirm diagnosis and receive right treatment. ...Read more

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Can i take the z pack antibiotic with Advocare products?

Can i take the z pack antibiotic with Advocare products?

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

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Prescribed Z Pack 250mg for resp. infection. However, recently hospitalized for A Fib. Should i take Z Pack or ask for diff prescription? 

Prescribed Z Pack 250mg for resp. infection. However, recently hospitalized for A Fib. Should i take Z Pack or ask for diff prescription? 

Discuss with doctor: Need to discuss with your heart doctor. Many reasons for why someone develops a-fib. Many ways/meds to treat. Some of which would be problem if you are on Z-pack. So please discuss with doctor who is treating your a-fib. Make sure they are aware of your resp infection and Z pack prescription. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Bronchitis diagnosed fen 21 given injections of antibiotic and steroid given z pack albuterol and Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC stll coughing up very yellow mucus an?

Bronchitis diagnosed fen 21 given injections of antibiotic and steroid given z pack albuterol and Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC stll coughing up very yellow mucus  an?

Time for a diagnosis: 90% of all cases of bronchitis are viral and don't require this much medication for relief. The symptoms can take a while to resolve especially if there are underlying conditions. With continued symptoms, it would be worth a "re-look" to make sure something is not being overlooked. Some possibilities are pertussis, bacterial infection not covered by azithromycin. Think sputum culture ; x-ray. ...Read more

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Z Pak (Definition)

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more