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What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

Antibiotic: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other in. ...Read more

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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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What exactly does it mean if zithromax doesn't clear symptoms after 3 weeks?

Symptoms of what: It depends what are you being treated for.If no response consult your doctor It may mean that it is not the right Antibiotics which is normally given for only 5 days Follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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Hi dr. Why prescribe azithromycin and cefurexime togather ?

Hi dr. Why prescribe azithromycin and cefurexime togather ?

Combined therapy: Azithromycin & Cefuroxime are given for broad coverage of microorganisms in immuno compromised pt, ICU sick pt, dialysis pt, severe exacerbated copd& nursing home pt. Azithromycin covers atypical bacteria like mycoplasma, legionella well while Cefuroxime for staphs. Mono therapy is good for pneumonia, sinusitis, cellulitis& otitis. Thank you & wish you good health. ...Read more

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What is the normal dosage of zithromax prescribed for bronchitis?

What is the normal dosage of zithromax prescribed for bronchitis?

None, I hope: Most bronchitis is viral, and Azithromycin won't help. If you have a known atypical pneumonia from bacterial causes it depends on the infectious agent, etc. The typical dose is 500, g for one day then 250mg for four days for a bronchitis in a patient with COPD and worsening cough... Otherwise chicken soup is just the thing. ...Read more

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Can you use zithromax antibiotics for infected mosquito bite?

Not the best one: That particular antibiotic would not be my first choice for this condition. You would be better off seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get it looked at first. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a mosquito,.then my skin turns red and tender..My derm.prescr.me zithromax oral Ab..Is this antibiotic effective??

I was bitten by a mosquito,.then my skin turns red and tender..My derm.prescr.me zithromax oral Ab..Is this antibiotic effective??

Skin infection: I am assuming the concern in this case is a skin infection at the site of the bite. Typically for a skin infection where you might want to cover for strep or staph species you might see the physician prescribe Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Keflex or a med from that family of meds. You might want to ask your Doctor why he chose zithromax, he might have a good reason I am not aware of. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zithromax and Cephalexin a few days apart?

Yes: Follow your doctor's instructions regarding antibiotic therapy. Never save extra pills for later use. ...Read more

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Can i get palpitation from zithromax z pack? If so are they dangerous ( i get them 4-5 times a day) BP is good and hr good... Doc susp pneu or bronc

Can i get palpitation from zithromax z pack? If so are they dangerous ( i get them  4-5 times a day) BP is good and hr good... Doc susp pneu or bronc

Yes.In March,2012: The fda updated the warning for zinthromax regarding cardiac arrhythmias , specifically qt interval prolongation.This drug can cause palpitations.Contact your doctor prior to your next dose for advice regarding the above. Good luck. ...Read more