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Does z pack cause itchy rash?

Does z pack cause itchy rash?

It can.: If you are allergic, any medication can cause an itchy rash that usually starts from 2 days to two weeks after onset of taking the medication. A z pack is the antibiotic azithromycin. Please see your doctor immediately if you have developed a rash after taking it. ...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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Very allergic to keflex (hives, flushing, rash.) is z-pack safe? How about clindamycin?

Very allergic to keflex (hives, flushing, rash.) is z-pack safe? How about clindamycin?

Why: All antibiotics are not the same. They are prescribed for specific reasons and diseases. If you have been prescribed Keflex and you are allergic to cephalosporins, i would contact your doc immediately so he can switch it t. ...Read more

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I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

Many possibilities: This could be a reaction to a z-pac , a new food, or some other exposure.I would hold stop the med for now and contact your pcp in the am. S/he may want to change the med or have you evaluated.This med is going to be in your system for a while.So more rash may continue to come up for some time. ...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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Will a z pack help for uti?

Will a z pack help for uti?

Not likely: Antibiotics used to treat utis are chosen based on the actual bacteria grown in the urine culture. Azithromycin which is the antibiotic in zpack is not a good choice for the most common organisms causing utis in women in their 40s. ...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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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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Advil/Z-pack okay to take together?

Advil/Z-pack okay to take together?

Medication ?: yes no problem. Let someone know if that doesn't help. ...Read more

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What to do if z pack is causing chest pain?

What to do if z pack is causing chest pain?

chest pain: If you get chest pain while taking a drug like the z pack, you should inform your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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If i'm taking z pack will the insomnia go away?

No: I do not know why you are having trouble sleeping, but zithromax does not help with insomnia. ...Read more

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What are the drawbacks of taking z-pack antibiotics?

What are the drawbacks of taking z-pack antibiotics?

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

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Can I take NyQuil and azythromycin (z pack) together?

Can I take NyQuil and azythromycin (z pack) together?

Yes you can: yes there no bad interaction between the two medicines.
it is safe to take them together. ...Read more

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What do I use the z pack I was prescribed for my asthma?

What do I use the z pack I was prescribed for my asthma?

See below: The z-pack was likely prescribed for an bronchitis or atypical pneumonia and not specifically for your asthma but instead, to clear a bacterial infection that might have been exacerbating your asthma. ...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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How long does it take before z pack starts to work on tonsillitis?

How long does it take before z pack starts to work on tonsillitis?

2-3 days: If there is no improvement if 72 hours, you amy have a strain that is resistant to azithromycin. Rates of resistance to z pack are at least 40% here in the new york area. Let your doctor know if you still have severe pain or fever after 3-4 days. Keepin mind that the vast amount of tonsil infections are viral and will clear on their own in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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If i had an allergic reaction to the z pack, what alternatives are there for me?

If i had an allergic reaction to the z pack, what alternatives are there for me?

Drug Allergy: Z pack means Azithromycin which is a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin (biaxin), Erythromycin are from the same group. So you can be allergic to these also. Your doctor need to know you are allergic to azithromycin.

There are many other classes of alternative antibiotics. Your doctor will decide accordingly if you need antibiotic in the future. ...Read more

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Im on day 3 of my z pack and im still coughing up a ton of mucus & its gagging me, why?

Im on day 3 of my z pack and im still coughing up a ton of mucus & its gagging me, why?

Several Reasons: 1. Your infection may be a virus not a bacteria. Z packs are antibiotics that only work on bacteria. If your infection is from a virus, the z pack will not kill it. 2. It is working & you are now able to bring up all the mucus that collected in your lungs during the infection to get rid of it. 3. There are 3 day & 5 day z packs. You may need the 5 day pack. See your dr if your symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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HOW LONG DOES THE ANTIBIOTIC Z PACK STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM AFTER YOU TAKEN LAST ANTIOBIOTIC PILL?

HOW LONG DOES THE ANTIBIOTIC Z PACK STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM AFTER YOU TAKEN LAST ANTIOBIOTIC PILL?

Several days: The antibiotic azithromycin (also known as the z-pack) can last in your system for several days after finishing the course. This is because the drug has a long half-life. ...Read more

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Am on z pack for bronchitis. When i turn over to left side in bed, my cough gets much worse. Why?

Am on z pack for bronchitis.   When i turn over to left side in bed, my cough gets much worse.  Why?

Pressure on the lung: It is possible that you have more than bronchitis, such pneumonia on the left side. When laying on bed, the bed is exerting pressure on the chest wall and thus pressure on the lung tissue as well. If the areas is inflammed, it is senstive and thus may worsen your cough. Since you are being treated, just take it easy for few days--lay on back or inclined in couch may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've noticed on my z pack it says no antiacids 2 hours before ok can I take my omperazole after i taken my z pack what's the deal here?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin taken at the same time as aluminum- or magnesium- based antacids, such as mylanta or maalox may result in binding of the Azithromycin and prevent it from being absorbed from the intestine. Taken on an empty stomach this may lead to gastric upset, and food will delay absorption. You can take Omeprazole after you have taken the azithro. ...Read more

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Got c diff from brief time on z pack. does this mean i can't ever use z pack again, and will i always get c diff w/antibios from this point on?

Got c diff from brief time on z pack. does this mean i can't ever use z pack again, and will i always get c diff w/antibios from this point on?

Not an allergy: however you may have, or carry C diff bacteria and be susceptible when on antibiotics.
Some suggest probiotics to change your flora and reduce chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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I keep getting phnemonia why? And what do I do to help it! I have taking the inhaulor and z pack and still been in bed for about 4 weeks still bad

I keep getting phnemonia why? And what do I do to help it! I have taking the inhaulor and z pack and still been in bed for about 4 weeks still  bad

See a doctor: And if you are seeing one who is not providing adequate responses you should ask for a referral for a second opinion. If you have had recurrent episodes or persistent episodes of pneumonia, you should probably be seeing an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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