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Z Pack Rash
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
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
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
Took a 5-day z-pack post wisdom teeth extraction & and recently finished it. I now have a face rash w/ little red bumps. Why/how can I get rid of it?
I've had an itchy rash (like sandpaper) on my soft palate, tonsils and upper throat for 6 wks. Antifungals and z-pack Abx have not helped. What next?
See ENT: If you have not done so, have your primary physician refer you to an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
Yes you can:
yes there no bad interaction between the two medicines.
it is safe to take them together. ...Read more
Yes: They do not conflict and treat different disorders. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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