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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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Z Pak (Definition)

Z-Pak is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...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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Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack.Mixing with decahedron(a steroid) is not a problem. ...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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I'm taking birth control pills lo loestrin fe pills and my question is if I can take ibuprofen pills ?

I'm taking birth control pills lo loestrin fe pills and my question is if I can take ibuprofen pills ?

No problem: There should be no significant interaction between Birth control pills and Motrin, which can be taken simultaneously provided the recommended doses and intervals are adhered to. ...Read more

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Hi, do antibiotics such as cefuroxime axetil (ceftin) or the "Z-pak" (azithromyacin) affect Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control's effectiveness??

Hi, do antibiotics such as cefuroxime axetil (ceftin) or the "Z-pak" (azithromyacin) affect Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control's effectiveness??

Rare problem: The whole business about antibiotics interfering with hormonal contraceptives (pills, inserts, etc) is largely an urban myth. It can happen, but is very rare. Neither of these antibiotics taken as usual (a few days to a couple of weeks) is likely to be a problem, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you're nervous, also use condoms while taking them and for a week after the last dose. ...Read more

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I am taking Gianvi(birth control generic for yaz). Will Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Cephalexin, or a zpack effect my birth control?

I am taking Gianvi(birth control generic for yaz). Will Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Cephalexin, or a zpack effect my birth control?

BCP interaction: Hi, Yes, most Antibiotics could decrease the efficacy of birth control pill, therefore while on Antibiotics better use other measures like condom. ...Read more

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Will taking the z pack affect my period?

Will taking the z pack affect my period?

No: Taking an antibiotic like z pack will not affect your period at all. ...Read more

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Will cefuroxime (ceftin) effect my birth control pills?

Will cefuroxime (ceftin) effect my birth control pills?

No interference: It's an outdated urban myth that antibiotics interfere with effectiveness of birth control pills. They do not, except occasionally with rifampin, an infrequently used antibiotic for certain infections like tuberculosis. Cefuroxime has no effect. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more

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Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Yes: It may increase your glucose and WBC level. But every doctor knows to expect that if you're on steroid therapy. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?

I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?

YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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Can i take the z pack antibiotic with Advocare products?

Can i take the z pack antibiotic with Advocare products?

Depends Which Ones: Some of advocare's products are compatible but do not take it with one of the 12 or 24 day challenge products or cleanses. In that case, wait till you are done with your zpak. It is safe to use their probiotic or spark products. Advocare is responsive and advises not to take medications within several hours of using their fiber products. Absorption can be impacted and this is wise advice. ...Read more

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Does prednisone 60mg affect the birth control pill mycroginon?

Does prednisone 60mg affect the birth control pill mycroginon?

No interaction: There is no interaction between these two medications. However, your body may not process your corticosteroid properly and it might cause prednisone's side effects. Rec.: for more information talk to your prescribing physician. ...Read more