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User Reviews for Azithromycin

Also known as: Azithromycin Dose Pack, Z-Pak, Zithromax, Zmax

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Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated 1 reviews 60 medications
   
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Summary of Azithromycin reviews 429 reviews 7.1

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Found out I have chlamydia this morning, doctor prescribed 2 pills 500 MG. I ate chicken soup and now two hours later I'm sitting on the toilet with the worst abdominal cramps ever and diarrhea. I hope it works!!"

   
10

Kat200 (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2016

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For Sinusitis: "I had to stop this drug early because it gave me such bad stomach pain. I'm allergic to Penicillin, so this was the next choice for my sinus/ear infection. Even tried with a full meal and probiotics, but it took my stomach a full month to return to normal after stopping azithromycin, will not be taking again."

   
1.0

Bre01 April 29, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Found out at my 6 month checkup that I had chlamydia, asked for the 4-pills at once deal. This is my first and ONLY time I will ever contract this again so I was very eager to get this over with. I was prescribed 4 pills of 250mg azithromycin, took them around 2:00pm and around 5:00pm I started experiencing diarrhea to the max. Haven't gotten off the toilet since and it's not 6:30pm, but I'm confident it will go away and just thankful I no longer have chlamydia"

   
7.0

CondomsForTheRestOfMyLife (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I took it before I got on a flight... Diahrreaing on the plane as I type this"

   
7.0

Anonymous April 23, 2016

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For Bronchitis: "I get bronchitis very easily during high pollen seasons. It starts with normal to me allergy and asthma symptoms. I go to sleep and wake up--BOOM! I have bronchitis. This happened last Friday. When I woke up about 10:00 I was running a fever and coughing terribly. Fever went up to 105.2. It scared me. Over the weekend I fought the fever the best I could. I was in Dr.s office by 8:00 on Monday. I haven't seen a big improvement in anything except my fever is gone. I'm on day 3 of z pack and prednisone. Still coughing outrageously. Now it feels like I have a head cold also. I sneezed about a hundred times last night. I will see how I feel on last day of z pack but so far it hasn't done what I had hoped it would."

   
3.0

DebbieintheDraft (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Just the other day, my doctor informed me that I had chlamydia. I got the azithromycin 500mg that was prescribed to me. It was such an easy process. I really like how I only had to take the pill once instead of every few hours. I DID pick up diarrhea, but I think it's just your body trying to flush everything out. I recommend it."

   
9.0

One chance in hell (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I ate right before as instructed but still got sick. I eat 5-6 small meals a day and everything went through me (diarrhea) for 1.5-2days. I also experienced nausea and fatigue. Eat and drink lots of fluids, especially water. Diet ginger ale really helped to settle my stomach. I also recommend taking a probiotic or eating dairy products to reintroduce good bacteria since the antibiotic will kill the good bacteria in your gut."

   
8.0

Maui46 April 20, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I went in for a check up and got news this morning I had Chlaymida. I was super sketched out by the powder because I was told I'd be getting 4 pills to take and it's my first time so I had no idea what to even think. I mixed it in with my water chugged it gagged and almost puked. I ate immediately after, and had to go to work my stomach started to hurt super bad and I had to run to the toilet. That was at like 12 this morning and here I am at 7:54 and my stomach is still killing me, I pray it goes away soon."

   
9.0

Busby09 April 12, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I started getting symptoms late last night, so I went to the doctors this morning, and I was given a shot of rocephin and two tablets of azithromycin. Once I took the tablet I was actually feeling a little bit fine, only had a small stomach ache, and then some diarrhea, but that passed quickly. But four hours later, an hour after I had eaten a meal, I just started to experience the worst abdominal pain and diarrhea imaginable! It literally felt as if my insides were being turned inside out! It was the absolutely worst, but I am better now, the infection seems to be gone, and I am never having unprotected sex again, until I get married!"

   
7.0

VicO April 10, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Read a lot of the reviews before taking the medication which scared the life out of me because of my phobia of vomiting. Well, I followed doc's instructions - don't eat for 2 hours before taking the dose (4 tablets in one go) and at least one hour afterwards. No diarrhoea, no vomiting, no nausea, no fever. I guess I was one of the lucky ones!"

   
9.0

sas-001 April 9, 2016

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Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin) for Chlamydia Infection: "Okay so this morning I found out I have chlamydia, well I got the powder medication, one dose, I ate before taking it and took it with 2. Ounces of water like directed, well 2 minutes after taking it I had like projectile vomit, I am really concerned cause I think I threw it all back up, so I'm going to call and talk to my doctor about it in the morning."

   
2.0

katty4 (taken for less than 1 month) April 8, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Learnt that I had chlamydia, went to the doctor and he gave me 2000mg of this medication. A little bit or nausea followed by a half day of diarrhea. I've had it before with the same symptoms, everything cleared up in a few days"

   
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Dirtydiiick April 6, 2016

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For Sinusitis: "I was prescribed the 500mg pill 1x a day for 3 days (for my sinus infection). I took pill #1 at 2pm with my lunch. By 5pm, my stomach started to gurgle and groan. By 6pm, the diarrhea started. It was awful! I say it's a nightmare second only to the colonoscopy prep kit I had six months ago! I must've been on the toilet 6x in an hour and a half. I was cold, shivering, nauseated, and exhausted. I'm absolutely not continuing this treatment. :("

   
1.0

CTsufferer April 6, 2016

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For Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated: "My "faithful" boyfriend of 4 years passed on this horrible infection. We both got tested at the start of our relationship and both results came back negative. After going through weeks of pain while urinating and a sore throat I decided to get tested. I was prescribed a single dose of 4 250mg tablets of azithromycin and 2 200mg tablets of suprax. I was advised to take the dose evenly throughout the day, 1 hour before food. I took each dose 1 hour after each other and ate something small inbetween. I had no pain in my belly, no upset stomach or any of the common symptoms but for 24 hours later i had a mild ringing in both ears. I got retested 2 weeks later and everything had cleared up and the discomfort eased the day after i took the tabs."

   
9.0

AIJRISH April 4, 2016

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For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: "I was prescribed this medicine after they ran out of options as to what it could be. I only took 2 of the five pills prescribed to me. Yes I know that's bad but my throat and other symptoms cleared up and I couldn't handle the stomach problems this caused me. Terrible diarrhea and cramps, constant nausea."

   
4.0

CH3132016 (taken for less than 1 month) April 3, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I took this for chlamydia and my course was four horse tablets all at once. By the time I got home from the clinic I was very, very tired so went to bed. Within 30 minutes I was experiencing the worst stomach cramps in the world, but it did not kill me and I have endo so stomach pain is nothing new. It passed within two hours and I had no more side effects and the infection was gone. To be honest, I recommend the pills all at once because it is over and done with and you feel fine before the day is out."

   
10

GingerIKitsune (taken for less than 1 month) April 2, 2016

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For COPD, Acute: "Before starting Azithromycin I was using a Nebulizer (4 times / day), Symbacort Inhaler (2 puffs, 2 times / day) and Spiriva, (1 / day), and used xxxxxx rescue Inhaler frequently, but still had difficulty getting enough air. Primary Care Physician recommended 1 pill of Azithromycin (250mg) / day. Immediately, I could breath much better, stopped the Nebulizer treatments all together and use Rescue Inhaler very infrequently. Chest feels much less congested. I wouldn't be able to function without it."

   
8.0

Finder8 March 31, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Upon getting a phone call from an old hook up, it turns out she recieved chlamydia. Now I wasn't sure if it was from me or someone else since it had been over a month since the last time we hooked up, but I thought it would be good to go ahead and take the medicine as a precaution. I find out in 2 days of I have the sti, but regardless I took the medicine today. 2 pills at 500mg each. I noticed I started sweating after about 20 minutes of taking the pills. Then by half an hour I was sweating so bad that I had to wrap a towel around me so I wouldn't soak my bed. I also tried turning the fan on, but the only thing that seemed to help is if I layer completely still on my back. I can honestly say this is the worst I have ever felt off medicine."

   
8.0

Crystal geyser March 31, 2016

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For Bronchitis: "Started with a cold, then the flu, then bronchitis and finally sinus infection- never felt so bad... deep wheezing and coughing up horrible stuff as well as same with nose- hate to take ANYTHING but didn't want to end up in hospital. By day 3- big difference and on day 5- felt great. The only thing that bothered me was day 6 now have vertigo- went back to the DR, said fluid in ears so hoping that goes away soon. Otherwise I read about the tummy ache so ate a bunch throughout the course and never got nausea or otherwise but do feel bloated!"

   
8.0

LovesLife<3 March 27, 2016

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For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: "I just want to say to people out there that are scared to take antibiotics (like myself) do not look up these silly reviews it will only scare you more from taking them. I had to deal with strep for a month before I could actually take my antibiotic because people on here made it seem like it was the worst drug they've ever had. So far I've had no side effects. And it's working great. My suggestion is don't try and research what other people have said about it. Try it for yourself."

   
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Ashryan07 March 24, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I want to write this for every anxious person who was, just like me, scared to death of taking this antibiotic. After reading about possible death and what not, I was shaking all day prior to taking this medicine. Firstly, NOTHING will happen to you if you take this medicine. You will not get dizzy or feel drugged, or have palpitations or anxiety - I am one of the most anxious people, and this did not happen to me. Why? I ate first. The most important thing before taking this medicine is to eat because it is strong for your stomach. Eat like a pig and then take it with lots of water. You will be fine. The only thing you might get is stomach pain and diarrhea- when you do, eat pieces of bread and it will pass (within half an hour max)."

   
7.0

Noelle624 (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Ok ladies.. Took the 4 pills at about 2.30pm today. Not a bother! By 3.30 - severe nausea! Followed promptly by what I can only describe as all hell breaking loose in the butt department.. I was feverish, sweating, freezing yet roasting..! Had insane stomach cramps! BUT, this only lasted maybe an hour to 90 mins with just 2 trips to the loo.. Am still a bit queasy at 9pm, and very tired! But all seems to be ok.. Hopefully it works! "

   
7.0

VickyMo March 23, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Discover the problem on the Friday morning went straight to the clinic and they gave me 1000 mg of this medicine by Sunday afternoon it was all cleared up ....wicked diarrhoea and it felt like I had the flu for most of the day on Friday but it's well worth the treatment"

   
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No more one night stands March 20, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "First time ever having Chlamydia my doc sent script for two pill treatment took last night on full stomach has had diarrhea every since a good 2 hours after I took the pills..on the toilet currently really can't tell if there's a change or not I had no symptoms at all and I am like 11 weeks pregnant so maybe this has something too do with me having poop problems"

   
1.0

Lady In Rage (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2016

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For Chlamydia Infection: "So I found out Friday that I had Chlamydia, I was proscribed two pills (500 mg each) of Azithromycin. I didn't eat all day so I took them then had a slice of pizza. TOTALLY BAD IDEA. About 20 minutes later I felt dizzy, light headed, and ended up puking everything. Today is now Monday, I had the prescription refilled, ate a meal first then took the two pills. Felt fine for about two hours then suddenly my stomach started hurting. I was so afraid I was going to end up pining so I forced myself to eat bread. Two and a half hours later and I had to run to the bathroom, ended up having diarrhea but felt so better after. My stomach doesn't hurt anymore! So gross, I know! Just make sure to take these while at home!"

   
6.0

Aghhhh March 15, 2016

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