Also known as: Azithromycin Dose Pack, Z-Pak, Zithromax, Zmax
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azithromycin: 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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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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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
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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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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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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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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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.
azithromycin: 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.
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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azithromycin: 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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Azithromycin Dose Pack (azithromycin): Had a terrible sinus infection. Got on a Zpack. It takes until day 3 before your really start feeling like it's working. The pack continues to work 10 days after you finish it. I had no tummy problems like I have read on other postings, but I do make sure to eat yogurt everyday when I am on any type of antibiotic. The probiotics in yogurt can keep you from getting loose stools. The one thing that I did notice this time was some dizziness. Never before had that with taking a Zpac. It was not severe dizziness, but enough to make me wonder.
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Zithromax (azithromycin): I personally believe The Z-Pak should be the #1 Drug Prescribed on the Market if you need to maintain your Health FAST & be yourself again. I seem to be prone to Strep Throat, Severe Sinustitis & Resp. Infections in the Fall & Winter. A couple of years ago I was 'Due to have Surgery in 6 Days' and was told "if I was sick I would have to Postpone it". Well after waiting a month for this Surgery, planning a Home & Dog Sitter & Time off from work 'working it in with everyone else's Schedules, to me it was Imperative I be well enough 4 all to go as planned'. "5 day Z-Pac was prescribed". It is a no nonsense drug and I can not think of a single side effect. I was well enough for surgery to go on as planned.
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azithromycin: I have started this on 11/9/2009 for my sinus infection. Day 4 felt better but still have runny nose and stuffy right ear, ringing in ears. Hope this goes away and I don't have a repeat. 1 more day, I have had nausea but not sick. Not sure if I can take anything to dry up runny nose with this. If I can get rid of runny nose and ear ringing I hope to be okay.
azithromycin: For almost two years I have been suffering from upper respiratory tract infection and sinusitis. I used to sneeze several times followed by running nose whenever I came in touch with the cold air mostly early in the morning or while venturing out. Then I was prescribed azithromycin 500 along with Allegra and after taking one dose I am feeling much better. The important thing to remember is the adherence to precautions as specified for this drug and the complete dosage prescribed by the doctor.
Zithromax (azithromycin): I get sinusitis several times a year. The old-fashioned 5-day Z-packs used to work really well for me. They still do "knock down" the worst of it (I carry a filled prescription from my doctor when I'm traveling on business) ... but in the past several years I've noticed that sometimes the sinusitis will rebound in a couple of weeks and I end up having to take a different type of antibiotic.
Unfortunately, those secondary antibiotics tend to get to me -- queasy stomach, the "taste" of the medicine even hours later. None of that with Zithromax. The only time I had a bad experience with Zithromax side effects was the three-day pack.
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