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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

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. ...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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Can z pack treat a uti?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more