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Zpack For Strep Throat
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[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
I'm on day 4 of a zpack for strep throat. I started to improve today, but lymph nodes and tonsils still very swollen. How long will symptoms last?
Up to 10 days: It takes a while, up to 10 days for complete clearing of symptoms. Antibiotics don't work overnight. Sounds like your're on track. ...Read more
I feel i have strep throat- doc did not test me for strep- simply said i have the flu. He Gave me zpack. Would zpack treat strep if i had it?
I have strep throat. Took 3 pills250 clarithromycin had to stop due to mouth itching. Got through two days of zpack and itching. Enough to kill it?
Maybe/maybe not: There are some strains that are relatively resistant to that family of antibiotics. A partial treatment may be too brief and you may remain contageous.You might check back with your doc and see if s/he will send out something else. ...Read more
Yes: The symptoms will improve whether or not you take any medication. The considerable complications that can occur after strep can occur if you do not complete your medication. At one dose a day i would think it is not to difficult to complete the rx.Trying to "save some" for next time can put you at risk. ...Read more
If taking Zithromax for strep throat and I vomited within 30 minutes to an hour of the very first dose (1 of 3) should I take another?
Mgt: You can repeat the dose, but the total course should be the same or 5 days. Please ask your PCP to call in another tablet. ...Read more
How much resistance of strep throat to zithromax is there in california now? I heard it varies a lot all over the world.
Strep: There has never been a group a streptococcus grown from a person that has been resistant to penicillin.Azithromycin is one of the most widely studied antibiotics for the treatment of group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus infections. Azithromycin has the advantage of simple and short dosing regimen. I am not aware of resistance of strep to zithro. ...Read more
My throat has been hurting on and off for about a month? Treated for strep 4 weeks ago...What could it be? Had strep throat about a month ago, was put on z-pak...Started to feel better after a week but continued to have cold symptoms...Throat was still h
Yes : Yes it is possible that the strep infection did not resolve. See your physician to get reevaluated. It may also be a viral infection not responsive to antibiotics. ...Read more
I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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