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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

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Dr. David Schleimer
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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