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Doctor insights on: Zithromax And Alcohol

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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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Is it ok to drink alcohol with zithromax?

Is it ok to drink alcohol with zithromax?

Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since zithromax is usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol after taking zithromax safe?

Is drinking alcohol after taking zithromax safe?

Not recommended: Using zithromax together with alcohol can stress your liver significantly, even (rarely) to the point of liver failure. If you have liver disease, are taking any other medications that the liver metabolizes, you are especially susceptible. Alcohol is a toxin and strain on the liver -- and can cause serious problems. Don't risk hurting yourself! good health! ...Read more