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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.

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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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.

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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.

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Can z pack treat a uti?

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

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Can z pack clear up a uti. So painful to pee and I am on zpack for sinus infection and bronchitis?

Can z pack clear up a uti. So painful to pee and I am on zpack for sinus infection and bronchitis?

Not in your scenario: Though certain bacteria can be susceptible to azithromycin, in your case it is not. Symptoms of a uti, when treated with the appropriate antibiotic, goes away within 24 hours...If you still have pain when peeing, I would recommend calling your doctor to determine if you need a different antibiotics or additional diagnostics to determine the reason for your pain.

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Which antibiotic is better for treating a UTI cipro (ciprofloxacin) or z pack?

Which antibiotic is better for treating a UTI cipro (ciprofloxacin) or z pack?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would have a better chance of curing a UTI than would Azithromycin which is less active against gram negative enteric bacteria and does not achieve high levels in the urine.

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I woke up with a UTI and in a panic took one pill from my husbands Z pack. Now if I need cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I not take it today? I'm on vacation in Mexico

I woke up with a UTI and in a panic took one pill from my husbands Z pack. Now if I need cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I not take it today? I'm on vacation in Mexico

No, it: Won't affect the efficacy of another antibiotic. You can take additional antibiotics if indicated. But please don't rely on self diagnosis and self medication. If you can get to a health care provider, get evaluated and receive proper treatment.

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How effective is azithromycin for uti?

Ineffective: Azithromycin the antibiotic in zpack does not treat the most common bacteria that cause utis in young to middle age adults.

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How long after taking zithromax can you develop uti?

How long after taking zithromax can you develop uti?

Question unclear: If you have received a course of Azithromycin you can develop urinary tract infection during or immediately afterwards if the bacteria was resistant. If not, the Azithromycin will last several days in your system and you could then become reinfected or relapse very shortly after completing the course.

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I have a long history of utis I have had a lot of antibiotics but it keeps coming back it is caused by ecoli I am on hipprex and Azithromycin?

I have a long history of utis I have had a lot of antibiotics but it keeps coming back it is caused by ecoli I am on hipprex and Azithromycin?

Uva Ursi: Once abnormal bacteria have established in the urinary system, the best remedy is oral antibiotics. Home preventatives may include increasing water intake and pure cranberry supplement. Evidence exists that the herb Uva Ursi (oral preparation) helps prevent the bacteria E. Coli (a very common urine pathogen) from adhering to the bladder wall, preventing infection.

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Daughter was diagnosed with UTI given 5 days of Zithromax 500 MG. 102 fever 4 days, back pain, nausea. Concerned kidney infection. Will Zithromax work?

Daughter was diagnosed with UTI given 5 days of Zithromax 500 MG. 102 fever 4 days, back pain, nausea. Concerned kidney infection. Will Zithromax work?

Not if worsening: Call pcp or proceed to the ER. Need appropriate treatment immediately. Agree kidney infection or complicated/infected kidney stone are possible; but also pelvic inflammatory disease and some other possibilities.

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My mother suffers from pain during urination and some days has to live with the pain for the entire day. The doctors diagnosed it as UTI and prescribed her Azithromycin. It cured her for 1.5 years and since then its back and the bacteria seems more resist

UTI: Not sure if you mean the doctors treated her for a year and held straight of Azithromycin? UTIs are treatable but usually only need 5 to 7 days of treatment and there are other antibiotics that we use for UTIs, see a doctor, get a U/A done and a urine culture and take I from there.

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I was diagnosed for UTI & chlamydia. I was on 7 days cipro, and took azithromycin in the middle. On last day of cipro & still peeing often. What now?

I was diagnosed for UTI & chlamydia. I was on 7 days cipro, and took azithromycin in the middle. On last day of cipro & still peeing often. What now?

Follow up: Follow up with doctor. The organism causing the UTI may be resistant to cipro and azithromycin. You may need another course of antibiotics to clear the UTI.

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I have UTI and im on Ciproflaxocin (2nd day). My body aches, fever, throat and chills... Nurse recommended I now take Azithromycin as well..

I have UTI and im on Ciproflaxocin (2nd day). My body aches, fever, throat and chills... Nurse recommended I now take Azithromycin as well..

Doesn't make sense: Azithromycin is not active against most antibiotics that cause UTI. Also UTIs are rare in males your age and not a likely cause of such symptoms. If the nurse thinks you might have chlamydia, azithromycin would be a good choice, but also unlikely for these symptoms. You need more diagnostic testing before adding azithro or any other antibiotic. Discuss w/ nurse; or even better, see the doctor.

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