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diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?
Zithromax: Well, there's no easy answer to this one ... First, Zithromax has a long half life and will continue to work for another 5 days. So it's possible that it just hasn't eradicated the infection yet. Although, it's possible that your "brand" of bacterial tonsilitis could be resistant to Zithromax. Best to check in with your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
Its been 13 days since my first dosage of z-pak antibiotic, i am on the pill and just had unprotected sex, do you think i am okay?
As close as you can: The closer you can get to the the same time everyday the better. Although, the most important thing would be to make sure you take it every day for the entire course of the medication., . ...Read more
Bronchitis Tx.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection, so the mainstay of treatment would be steroids, usually taken in pill form. For the minority of cases that could be bacterial, we tend to add in an antibiotic, like Zithromax or Levaquin, to be complete. However, the steroid is the real mandatory part of the treatment, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects of zpak: Stomach upset, diarrhea/loose stools, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain may occur. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: hearing changes (such as decreased hearing, deafness), eye problems (such as drooping eyelids, blurred vision), difficulty speaking/swallowing, muscle weakness, signs of liver problems (such as unusual tiredness, persistent nausea. ...Read more
I'm on z pak for strep.On the 1st day i threw up an hour after taking my dosage. Did i lose that dosage? I'm on my 3rd day, and still don't feel great
Strep throat?: The purpose of antibiotics for streptococcal infections of the throat is not to reduce symptoms (they will seldom alter the normal course of illness), but rather to prevent post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever. Don't know how the diagnosis was made, but sometimes viral infections can be confused with strep and vice-versa. ...Read more