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Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!? 25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!?  25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

No problem!: Azithromycin is safe for mother and fetus! z-pack is a good choice for bronchitis in pregnancy (500 mg the first day and 250 mg daily for another 4 days. Hope you get well soon! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I took 1,000mg of azithromycin Friday and had sex Saturday. I am on the pill and we did not use a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

I took 1,000mg of azithromycin Friday and had sex Saturday. I am on the pill and we did not use a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

Yes, if ...: Yes, if you took your contraceptive pill within 20 minutes of your antibiotic pills, as the latter pill will be absorbed and the former pill will not be absorbed with a pregnancy risk. Antibiotics should not be taken at the same time as a contraceptive pill. If that is not the case, no worries. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zithromax if you are allergic to penicillin?

Is it safe to take zithromax if you are allergic to penicillin?

Yes: Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic in the class called macrolides---similar to Erythromycin and Clarithromycin (biaxin). Penicillin is in a completely different class so there is no cross reactivity. ...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

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Is it safe to have sex after 8 days of taking zithromax?

Is it safe to have sex after 8 days of taking zithromax?

yes: If the medication was given to treat an std, having you partner treated to make sure the infection was treated is always important. Otherwise sex after zithromax would be ok. ...Read more

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

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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I have bronchitis & was given Zithromax, is this safe to take while breastfeeding?

Yes: General rule: If it is safely given to baby at any age you can take it during breastfeeding.This is true for zithromax. Rule 2, meds/lotions you put on your skin are not absorbed enough to bother baby. ...Read more

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Prescribed Zithromax w/ six tablets to take over the course of a few days. Also prescribed methadone..since 2010. Is that safe? If taken @ diff times?

Below: This question should be addressed with the DR who is familiar with your medical history and medication history. ...Read more

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Is zithromax safe to use at 6 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy Category B: Yes it is safe if prescribed by your doctor,
Animal reproduction studies have faled to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women
So it is safe ...Read more

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Alergic to zithromax. break out in hives. safe to take xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Only if prescribed for you. Removing the source of allergy is target. ...Read more

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Is zithromax as safe as amoxillin 16 weeks pregnant ?

Is zithromax as safe as amoxillin 16 weeks pregnant ?

Yes: Azithromycin is commonly used, even during pregnancy, for sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, as well as other indications, and is the drug of choice for chlamydia. Because of it's once daily dosing, patient compliance is much better. Another benefit is that vaginal yeast infections are far less common after a z-pack than after a course of a penicillin or a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take methylprednisolone and zithromax together?

They can used ...: Although there is no significant interaction between the two meds, use of steroid is always a concern in presence of infection--use of zithromax indicates you have an infection. But, at times you really need both, such as those havong bad asthma or emphysema/copd flare-up during an infection such as pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis, sinus infections, strep throats etc.. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Off-label: Acne is an off-label use of both drugs, and whether it is safe to use them depends entirely on your particular situation. Nothing "cures" acne, but we have many options for controlling it. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take zithromax z pack 5oomg? I am really concerned. Will it cause any damage to the unborn child?

Azithromycin is a...: Category b drug which means there are no controlled studies studying its use during pregnancy. It does, however, appear to be safe but should be used only when the benefit outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be on a 7 day course for zithromax for bacterial chest infection (500 mg a day)? Mild fever persists after first 3 days of the course

Is it safe to be on a 7 day course for zithromax for bacterial chest infection (500 mg a day)? Mild fever persists after first 3 days of the course

YES, SAFE: Zithromycin, unless allergic is a good choice for a wide spectrum antibiotic, very commonly used for upper respiratory infections. In addition 500 mg is a quite large dosage. Antibiotics take some time to work. Your wife should just now be turning the corner if it is a bacterial infection suited to this antibiotic. If not, it may be viral or needs a different antibiotic. Good luck! ...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