User Reviews for Azithromycin

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

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7.4/10 Average Rating

63 Ratings with 47 User Reviews

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Reviews for Azithromycin to treat Sinusitis

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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Have had a sinus infection for 11 months... tried all types of antibiotics and they would help a little but right back to same stuff. Major congestion, Hard phlegm, trouble breathing, etc. Took azithromycin day 1 was able to breathe thru nose again. loosened up all mucus. Day 2 felt like a new person.

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February 21, 2015 12:30 PM

Review by Alli_was_sick (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

My symptoms of sinusitis grew rapidily over 24 hours BEFORE taking this antibiotic. I started out with allergy symptoms, Only on my left side. 8 hours into it I had a pounding headache and my face and nose hurt really bad. I suffer from anxiety and had a bad experience last year while taking over the counter cold/allergy meds, so this year I was definitely not going to medicate myself up and decided to go to the doctor. my dr. visit was on the second day of being sick & I was full blown with what I thought had turned into a flu.Coughing was mild and mostly because i was dizzy so i felt nauseous and would cough. Chills,sweats,shakes,worst headache ever,nose and face hurt so bad. took 2 pills felt better in 5 hours

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January 21, 2015 9:05 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I had chronic sinusitis and had balloon sinuplasty surgery to correct the problem. I had lost nasal drip which led to bronchitis which triggered asthma attacks. I could hardly breath until I took the azythromycin. Within a couple hours my airways were opening up and I was able to breath again. On my second day now and things just keep getting better. This medicine is taking out whatever bacteria is in my lungs. It was a real life saver for me.

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November 13, 2014 5:34 PM

Review by Chronic Sinusitis (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Zithromax (azithromycin): I have had chronic sinusitis for the better part of 10 years now off and on. It really gets bad as spring changes over to summer as well as summer over to fall. I have taken several different antibiotics over the years and the sinusitis keeps coming back stronger the next year. So I just started the 7 day ZPak yesterday for the first time and just took the second days dosage. Much like most of the other reviews on this site, I am experiencing some minor diarrhea as well as flatulence. Which, in my opinion, can be a deadly combination for a new pair of white boxer briefs! I have not noticed any other side effect as of yet but again I am only on the second day. I will tell you that I am feeling much livelier right now and gained motivation

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October 11, 2014 1:50 AM

Review by Steph3:

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1.0

Zithromax (azithromycin): Took away my ear infection but gave me. Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, heart palpitations, anxiety, shortness of breath, diarrhea, dizziness, etc... So not worth it. I was less sick before starting this medicine.

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August 6, 2014 6:23 PM

Review by BeckiStart:

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7.0

This is my first time taking a 6 pill pack. I have used regular azithromycin for sinus infections before with great results. This infection knocked me out. After being sick for a week I needed help. I started hallucinations because I couldn't breathe or sleep. So I gave in and went to the ER. I cleared up right after the first dose. By dose 3 I was breathing without wheezing. I'm going on day 4 and I can finally sleep. Ahhh sleep is great. I did get dizzy and there was a nasty taste in my mouth and I did have a few loose stools but all in all I would rather put up with those small side effects and be able to sleep.

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May 26, 2014 11:54 PM

Review by no more siccko (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I had a tickle in my throat and very tired on day one. Then day 3 a dry hacking cough and then runny nose and congestion. Day 5 woke up to bad sinus headache and pressure but not getting better and worse cough. Day 7 I felt like death warmed over and couldn't take it anymore. Went to doctor and got 5 day Zpak and inhaler. Took day 1 dose and next morning felt much better and lot of the sinus pressure and headache were gone. By dose Day 4 much much better and only small cough now.

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April 17, 2014 8:39 PM

Review by jenbro:

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10

Zithromax (azithromycin): Many many sinus infections over the years. This knocks it out in 3 days compared to 10.

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February 6, 2014 11:45 AM

Review by RoMaGo:

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10

After 5 days of terrible dry hacking cough causing chest muscles to be sore and being unable to function, I went to the Dr. and he prescribed the Z Pak. On day 2 and I see results. It is loosening up all the congestion. I am finally a little better. I have a ways to go but I do see good results. When I talked to the pharmacist, he suggested eating something light before taking even though you can take on an empty stomach. He said some get upset stomach after taking so I took his advice and having no problems. I tried Mucinex before seeing the Dr. but got no results this time. Glad I went in for a checkup.

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January 25, 2014 3:32 PM

Review by Kumite4u:

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10

Had a very sore throat, sinus and ears completely congested, lungs and back extremely sore with a gurgling sound in every breath and continuous coughing. Overall I felt very miserable. I'm very reluctant to go to a doctor but finally did. I was given the 5 day Z-pack. I noticed feeling a lot better even after the first dose. I wasn't expecting something to work so quickly. Now on the 3rd day and sort of leveled out. Not feeling better but I'm not miserable. Still congested in my lungs but I can breath freely. I hope this knocks it out by the 5th day.

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January 23, 2014 12:05 PM

Review by yannick:

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7.0

Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin): Could be effective, not sure. Side effects from three day Pak; headache,nausea, anxiety, sore throat, chills, tired, a feeling of being very unwell.

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December 9, 2013 11:17 AM

Review by dmct:

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9.0

This medication always helps me. This and regular penicillin. Every individual's different though.

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April 12, 2013 1:34 AM

Review by N.Mosley (taken for less than 1 month):

I have had a severe sinus infection, ear infection and tooth infection for a little over a month. I've been to the doctor quite a few times and was prescribed penicillin the first time and amox-clav the second. I though it was clearing up but within a week it was back. So, back over to the doctor and was prescribed Z-pack. After the first dose I felt so much better! I'm hoping this will clear all of the infection.

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March 6, 2013 2:27 AM

Review by andreamarie2012:

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2.0

Zithromax (azithromycin): I am one of the few that have not had a good experience. High anxiety because my heart won't slow down, bad headache, little nausea, and loose stool. I'm going tomorrow to get different antibiotics.

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March 5, 2013 1:57 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Zithromax (azithromycin): After suffering from a cold for 8 days, I woke up with extreme pressure in my sinuses and couldn't hear due to my ears being clogged. I was prescribed the 3 day Zithromax and after one day felt sooo much better. The pressure went away and I had a slightly runny nose. One the second day I could breathe without using decongestants. I haven't had any side effects, but maybe a slight pang in my stomache when taking (I usually eat something right after taking). I'm usually resistant to going to the dr. but very glad I did this time.

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October 13, 2012 8:10 AM

Review by meiy tttyihoop (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

It is useful but I have headaches during usage.

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July 30, 2012 8:04 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

I'm on Day 4. My sinus infection is much better, but the diarrhea and upset stomach are bad.

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January 17, 2012 11:24 AM

Review by Mandas:

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3.0

Although it is doing great for what it was prescribed for, I have awful side effects. I have been throwing up and been just very very nauseous all day.

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September 26, 2011 7:13 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Zithromax (azithromycin): I have had this sinus infection for 5 days. Went to the doctors yesterday the doctor prescribed me Zithromax. The side effects with me are stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloody nose and dizziness. But it seems to be working so far. Lets hope that by time the bottle is finished I feel like myself again.

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September 9, 2011 9:27 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

Zithromax (azithromycin): Z-Pak was given to me during a walk-in-care visit. 7 days after starting, my condition has not improved. I experienced several side effects, including nausea, diarrhea, fever, sweating, and more. The worst of all is the loss of appetite caused by the medication. I have only had about 2 days worth of meals in the last five and still cannot stomach a full meal.

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August 12, 2011 7:54 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin): Although there should be no negative drug interaction with this antibiotic and other medication I take daily, I had a severe allergic reaction: swelling of throat and tongue, vertigo and dizziness, bad taste in my mouth (even days after) and vomiting. I'm on my third day of the medication now and still feel sick and "weird". My throat and tongue are no longer swollen, but all my muscles hurt and my skin feels painful, also major headache and very sleepy.

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June 17, 2011 11:03 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin): At first I felt better, but it didn't last. I still had that nasty taste at the back of my throat. I've had a quick response to Augmentin, after one tablet and overnight the nasty taste is gone.

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January 30, 2011 6:41 PM

Review by Louise Hammond:

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2.0

I have Still's Disease and chronic Sinus infections. Zithromax the brand will clear the sinus up for a couple of weeks to a few months. Twice now I have used Azithromycin generic for 5 days, instead of the brand, when all of the local pharmacies were out of brand. Both times it has done nothing. I don't know if this is because my immune system is a little sensitive due to the Still's. Just know the brand works for me and Azithromycin has no effect. I just get sicker and with my Still's that can be terrible.

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November 28, 2010 9:45 PM

Review by Spidero:

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9.0

Zithromax (azithromycin): I've used Zithromax 6-Paks for years to treat chronic sinus infections. They always work and have virtually no side effects for me. I have noticed that I need to take the treatment twice for a persistent sinus infection. Usually, one treatment does it. Azithromycin is the ONLY antibiotic that does NOT give me terrible side effects such as stomach aches, cramps, headaches, dizziness, "brain fog".

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April 7, 2010 8:13 PM

Review by Anonymous:

My 10 year old had a right ear infection and was prescribed Azithromycin. He took the first 2 pills which totaled 500 mg and within 30 minutes he was vomiting, having diarrhea and chest pains. We took him to the ER where we were told there was at least a 5 hour wait and decided to take him back home and give him a lot of liquids to try and flush this out of his system. My advice, don't give a child 15 and under more than 250 mg.

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January 19, 2010 1:18 AM

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