Also known as: Azithromycin Dose Pack, Z-Pak, Zithromax, Zmax
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Reviews for Azithromycin to treat Bronchitis
Review by Renee rap:
Zithromax (azithromycin): The only medicine that works on my bronchitis I've tried others and suffered more. For me it starts working in 2 days. No side effects for me just relief. I love it. But I really need to quit smoking. I wouldn't get it so often, get it at least 2 times a year.
21 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: Hello! I wanted to give a complete day-to-day experience taking ZPak. Summary: I started to get sore throat, ear ache, fatigue, body chills, vomiting, and a slight fever. I would cough up white/slightly yellow mucus. Day 1: Fatigue was reduced by 80%, less coughing,didn't cough up as much mucus but dry hacking cough was still there. Day 2: Coughing was still there, ear infection reduced, little to no mucus. Couldn't lay down or would still get coughing fits, would have to sporadically sit up so I wouldn't cough throughout the night, had liquid stools. Day 3: Felt 70% better, coughing turned into an annoying honking cough with no mucus, slight blurry vision, some sweating, dryness, continued watery stools. Day 4: Feeling 75-80% better.
38 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Bronchitis sufferer (taken for less than 1 month):
Zithromax (azithromycin): Got a regular head cold about a week ago. The cold is better but the cough got much worse - so violent I can't talk. Went to Urgent Care - they gave me Lortab for coughing, a Z-pack & an inhaler. It's been 2 hours and I am already feeling an improvement. This is the second time in 2 years that this happens to me. I only wish that I could prescribe it to myself at the onset next time instead of trying every other medicine!
24 users found this comment helpful.
Review by carmdonoharm (taken for less than 1 month):
Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin): Took the 5 day Z-pack for this bronchitis I have had a month now. After the 1st day I felt great, but then downhill from there. 6 days after finishing it I wound up in the E.R., they gave the Z-pack again...much to my chagrin. I finished it 3 days ago and while I have more energy, my cough is still bad. I know the infection is still there, my white blood cell count is high at 18,000, but they also put me on Prednisone which causes high white blood cell count. So they can't differentiate/determine cause of high white count, if infection or prednisone. Chest x-ray shows bronchitis. Friends who've had bronchitis are suggesting Bactrim, will discuss with my doctor.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin): I had been having a mild sporadic cough for a week and a half before I started having the "under the weather" cold feeling. It started in my chest and was accompanied by body aches, sore throat, and headache from a dry cough. After two days of dry cough and developing Laryngitis from coughing so much, it moved up into my nasal area, where I started finally experiencing mucus. By the third day, I was feeling like crap and had no real appetite. So went to the local clinic. Diagnosed w/ cold, bronchitis, laryngitis.
Prescribed a 5 day antibiotic treatment 250mg.
The first day I had nausea, diarrhea, racing heartbeat for a couple hrs. I started feeling better after 2 days, kept taking antibiotic, side effects went away & so did the cold. Fast.
16 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: It definitely works fast on bacterial infections. I've used this medicine twice. In my most recent event, I was sick for close to three months with a gurgly wet and sometimes dry, wheezy cough with fatigue but no fever. The doc called it bronchitis when I first got sick and we tried a 10 day amoxicillin regiment with no improvement. Over the 12 weeks, the cough mutated into three different variations including a sinus infection. I finally went back to the doc. After starting the 5 day regiment, I noticed an improvement within the first 12 hours. In both cases I was nearly 100% healthy by the 3rd day. The antibiotic is very stressful to your body. I experienced extreme fatigue and muscle soreness during the regiment, but it was worth it.
37 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: I went through 4 days of hell. Coughing to the point my sides would cramp. Night sweats and constant chills (when I say night sweats I mean a waterfall) finally went to the clinic and was told that I have severe bronchitis and on-set pneumonia. He gave me a 5 day Z-pack and since taking my first dose I have improved. I was also given Ventolin. Combined they are working.
25 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: I am allergic to most antibiotics, including Amoxicillin and Erythromycin. Upon reaching my 8th month of pregnancy, my family all came down with bronchitis and unfortunately I caught it as well .. the doctors prescribed me the Z Pack and within 24 hours I felt tremendously better, which says a lot, considering I was in so much pain I could hardly even function. It took away the body aches, the hot/cold sweats, the fever, and suppressed my coughing. Of the few antibiotics I'm able, the Z Pack always has and will be my first choice - it never ceases to amaze me at how quickly and effectively it works! My whole family swears by it. Highly recommended, 10/10, and two thumbs up. The occasional side effect is worth it!
20 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: This is my 3rd day out of 5 days on Zpak. The first 2 doses were hard with the stomach pain. But if you eat a pretty good meal like 20 min before you take it then it helps a lot. The stomach pain is only there when the pill dissolves. So eating with it helps it dissolve a lot easier. My coughing really hasn't gone down much. The urgent care I went to gave me a inhaler too so that has been helping with my coughing and chest cold pain. But I can only take every 4 hours. But I do feel better enough to work now.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Zithromax (azithromycin): I came down with Bronchitis and was prescribed Zithromax. I was prone to ear infections when I was younger and was always prescribed this because I was allergic to penicillin. I had no side effects then, but now I have bad stomach cramps and diarrhea.
21 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
azithromycin: I had a nasty case of bronchitis, after two weeks my cough was keeping me and my spouse awake at night. After 5 days on the Z pac, my cough was much better.
This medication has a long half life and stays in your system long after the last dose, 10 days later and I still feel it hasn't entirely left me. Still feel a little dragged out as I always do with antibiotics. Cough is almost gone, a little lingering congestion but much better. (A few years ago I didn't treat my cough and it lasted 6 months.)
Although the directions say you can take with or without food, I read elsewhere that the medicine is absorbed better on an empty stomach. So I took my last two pills at 2:00AM long after I had eaten, and this seemed to help knock out the cough.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Tri-pak suvivor (taken for less than 1 month):
azithromycin: I did the Tri-pak actually. That's three pills, 500mg, for three days, and it cured my bronchitis within a week after when I took the first pill. I had the pills and codeine cough syrup. I thank a hotel doctor for diagnosing me with it. I am still coughing slightly (about 10 times or less a day) but it is a gentle cough. Basically, It worked wonders. I feel great. I got the bronchitis about three weeks ago from the time I wrote this review. People are amazed that I did the three pack. Why? Because I felt no ill side effects. I did the Tri-pak and it cured me within a week.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Zithromax (azithromycin): This medicine worked the first time on me with no problems. The second time I used this I had a severe reaction which caused very low blood pressure, I could not feel my pulse, in which I had to go to a Dr. I now am allergic to this medicine. This medication works very well if you can use it. It works very fast.
14 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: I had a sore throat for two days, then woke up on the third day at 2 a.m. with a hacking cough that kept me up until 6 a.m. (I found and took a Mucinex DM & eventually got back to sleep for a few hours). Called my dr when I woke up, after coughing up some green stuff from my lungs, & after she called me back at 6 p.m. she called in this medicine. Day 1 you take 2, then 1 a day for 4 days. The 2 I took on day 1 made me nauseated, but I was able to get to sleep 4 hours later thanks to the benzonatate she also prescribed. Today I felt better but still have sore throat and still coughing some. The one tablet azithromycin tonight did not make me nauseated.
Zithromax (azithromycin): Zithromax works. I see a lot of websites stating that bronchitis is usually caused by a virus. The fact is, that although the triggering mechanism that brought on the bronchitis may be a virus, a secondary infection of bacteria is common. My entire family had bronchitis for several weeks. Zithromax will get rid of it in most cases. Don't believe the nonsense that you don't need antibiotics- after a couple of weeks of this, go get some Zithromax. It works!
55 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: I too get bronchitis every year when the weather changes, and I swear by Z-packs. It is also wonderful for strep throat. Yes, diarrhea is a side effect of nearly all antibiotics but I tell ya, I'd rather perch on the toilet than cough until I bust blood vessels in my eyes.
25 users found this comment helpful.
azithromycin: I'm not completely through with my 5 doses, but am doing better so far. This is my second time taking it, but this time on Day 2, I had really bad stomach cramps. I thought it was related to my illness, but when I got them the next day after taking the Zithromax, I knew it was the medicines. I researched online, and it was recommended to eat yogurt or take acidophilus pills with the Z-pack. I ran out and got both, and that helped tremendously!
azithromycin: I've had bronchitis for almost a month. Was given Ceftin, which didn't clear it up at all. After finishing that, I went back to the doctor and he gave me the Z-Pak. I'm on day two and the bronchitis is much better. I'm still coughing up a little mucus, but my headache from severe coughing is gone! The only side-effect is some moderated stomach cramping that starts about an hour after taking the pill and last for about 30 minutes.
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