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Zithromax z-pak

Generic Name: Azithromycin (oral or injection) [a-zith-roe-mye-sin]
The Brand names are: Azithromycin 3 day dose pack, azithromycin 5 day dose pack, zithromax, zithromax iv, zithromax tri-pak, and zithromax z-pak.
Drug class: Macrolides

What is Zithromax z-pak?

Zithromax z-pak is used to treat a variety of types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections or infections of the throat, sinuses, tonsils, skin, urinary tract, cervix, or genitals.Zithromax z-pak can be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Zithromax z-pak

Seek medical attention immediately when you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives, breathing difficulties, swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever, burning sensations in your eyes, pain in the skin, a red or purple eruption that causes peeling and blisters).

Consult a doctor when you experience a severe drug reaction that could affect various parts of your body. Symptoms may include an itch on your skin, a fever, swelling of glands, muscle aches, abnormal bruising, severe weakness, or the discoloration of your eyes or skin.

Zithromax z-pak may cause serious adverse effects. Contact your doctor right away if you have:

  • Extreme stomach pains; diarrhea that is bloody or watery
  • Heartbeats that are fast or rapid, being fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you're about to pass out)
  • Liver issues: nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite stomach discomfort (upper right): fatigue, itching, black stools, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);

Get your doctor's attention immediately. If your baby's zithromax z-pak develops irritability or vomits when feeding or eating,

Seniors are more susceptible to having negative effects on their heart rhythm, such as a life-threatening rapid pace.

Common adverse consequences of zithromax z-pak may include:

  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • Stomach pain.

The following is not an exhaustive list of the possible consequences, but other consequences could also occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the fda at 1-800-fda-1088.

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Prednisone, amoxicillin, albuterol, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, cephalexin, and metronidazole


It is not recommended to make use of zithromax z-pak if you have previously experienced any allergic reactions, jaundice, or liver problems while using zithromax z-pak. Do not take this medication if you've ever experienced an extreme allergic reaction to similar medications like clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't take zithromax z-pak if you are allergic to it or if you have ever experienced:

  • Liver or jaundice problems that result from the use of zithromax z-pak;
  • An extreme allergic response to medications such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin.

Zithromax z-pak oral shouldn't be used to treat pneumonia for those who suffer from:

  • Cystic fibrosis;
  • Following a stay in a hospital
  • An infection in the blood;
  • An immune system that is weak (caused by conditions like hiv/aids and cancer)
  • In older adults as well as people who are sick or have a debilitating condition.

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Pneumonia;
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Myasthenia gravis;
  • Low levels of potassium present in your blood.
  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • The long qt disorder (in the case of you or an immediate family member).

The fact is that it's not yet known whether this medication is effective for treating genital ulcers in women.Consult your physician if you are expecting or nursing. The use of zithromax z-pak while breastfeeding may cause vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash in the nursing infant.

Zithromax z-pak is not approved to be used by anyone less than six months old. This medication is not recommended to treat a tonsil infection in children younger than 2 years of age.

How to take Zithromax z-pak?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and also read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.The zithromax z-pak oral medicine is taken orally. The medicine is administered as an infusion into veins, generally for a period of 2 days prior to switching to oral. The healthcare professional will give the injection.You can consume zithromax z-pak orally with or without food.

Shake your oral suspension (liquid) prior to determining the dosage. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or a dosage-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).Make use of zithromax z-pak for the full prescribed time period, even if your symptoms begin to improve. Dosing less frequently can increase the chances of developing an infection resistant to treatment. Zithromax z-pak will not treat the symptoms of a viral illness like the flu or a commonly occurring cold.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture. Discard any unopened liquid medicine after a period of 10 days.

What happens if i miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if i overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Avoid this

Antibiotic medicines can trigger diarrhea, which could be an indication of an infection that has just begun. If you are experiencing diarrhea that is swollen or bloody, contact your doctor prior to taking anti-diarrhea medications.

Zithromax z-pak may cause burns more quickly. Avoid tanning beds or sunlight. Protect yourself with protective clothes and apply sunblock (spf 30 or greater) while you're outdoors.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, including:

This list is not exhaustive. Other drugs can interact with zithromax z-pak, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.



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