hello... Im in china and i bought a box one cycle of zithromax in legit drugstore and its pfizer comepelre sealed and with embosed expiry.. I jist saw a warning sign on the side and it says POISON plus 2 chinese words. Just wondering一
I found a good article which explains your question. It explains a tiny possibility of increased risk for certain patients and then goes on to explain the greater risk is in simply taking any antibiotic. I can verify that risk of a C. diff infection, having had to care for 1st my father and them my mother when they got that horrible infection after taking antibiotics, which weakened my Dad and allowed the secondary infection to occur. Mom got it from caring for Dad. The only thing that stopped the C. diff infections was fecal transplants (yuk) which caused immediate relief. My Dad nearly died prior to my giving the transplants.
The C. diff exposure came from rehab care in an elder/rehab care facility after hospitalization for back surgery. These places are teeming with C. diff carriers (employees) who aren't sick themselves, they just pass the infection on to the patients. Also the C. diff spores can be anywhere in the room, like curtains, undersides of beds, etc., where normal cleaning doesn't occur between patients. C. diff only is killed by fresh bleach sitting for 3-5 minutes. The best alternative is to have rehab in a rehab hospital where standards are much higher and their record of giving C. diff to patients is low or non-existent.
Possibly the FDA giving a warning prompted the warning on the box.
- Zithromax Information for Consumers
- Zithromax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zithromax (detailed)
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