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Are all the pills in the z-pack the same? or is day 2 stronger than day4?

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eeyoreking8 15 Dec 2019

Wow the last response I read was extremely helpful and informative and answered all my questions in one shot. Thank you so much.

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kridgeway3 29 April 2017

April 29, 2017

First, find the Day names on the pill blister pack. Two will be called Day 1, and then all the others will have Day 2, Day 3, etc. on them.

The first day's dose of the Z-pak should be taken together: both pills in the same time slot. It's ok, tho, if you can only swallow one pill at a time: just do two different swallows, to get them both down.

This is a "loading dose," to start it going strongly in your body.

About 24 hrs later, take the next dose, called Day 2 on the pill package, and so on: Each dose about 24 hrs apart.

I find it helpful when sick to keep a written list of what time I take each medicine each day. If I don't write it down, it can easily get confusing.

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Inactive 2 May 2010

The pills are all the same. They are all 250 mg and they have you take two the first day then one every day after till they are gone. The reason for taking two the first day is what they call "a loading dose". To get 500 mg in your system the first day followed by 250mg each day after. The Z-pack is a great antibiodic for most bacterial infections. You have to make sure you complete the pack. There have been some infections that have required an additional pack to treat the infection. Remember with any antibiodic, you must take all the pills even if you feel better. Sandy

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RemSupreme 4 May 2010

Did you copy my first line??? JK

Inactive 4 May 2010

No I didnt.

vemshan 13 Oct 2016

should i take z pack azithromycin tablets first day dose two tablets at a time or can take one tablet at morning and other at evening?

RemSupreme 2 May 2010

No they are all 250mg,in fact the correct way to use the z-pack is 2 pills the 1st day and 1 for the next four

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Jackie Westwood 26 Oct 2018

I didn't notice that I was supposed to take two pills the first day. Should I take two pills on the second day to make up? free discount card

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