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User Reviews for Azithromycin

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

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Mycoplasma Pneumonia 2 reviews 36 medications
   
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Cystic Fibrosis 1 reviews 101 medications
   
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Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated 2 reviews 61 medications
   
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Pharyngitis 5 reviews 47 medications
   
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Lyme Disease, Erythe...hronicum Migrans 1 reviews 34 medications
   
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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection 40 reviews 120 medications
   
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Chlamydia Infection 338 reviews 58 medications
   
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Skin or Soft Tissue Infection 6 reviews 162 medications
   
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Otitis Media 12 reviews 136 medications
   
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Sinusitis 93 reviews 248 medications
   
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Mycobacterium avium-...ulare, Treatment 2 reviews 12 medications
   
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Bronchitis 132 reviews 287 medications
   
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Bacterial Infection 26 reviews 171 medications
   
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COPD, Acute 3 reviews 24 medications
   
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Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention 2 reviews 56 medications
   
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STD Prophylaxis 1 reviews 25 medications
   
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Summary of Azithromycin reviews 727 reviews 7.2

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Zithromax (azithromycin) for Chlamydia Infection: "So, I tested positive for chlamydia today. I went in for a 6 month checkup and bam..positive. I am furious! First time ever having to deal with a sti. Anyways, I'm allergic to "cillins" so I was prescribed two 500mg. Tablets of zithromax. Took then right at my doctors around 3:30. My stomach started churning around 6:30, no nausea or vomiting. Come 8pm, It was like a waterfall out my poop hole. Only one bout so far, but I'm sure there will be more. Had some slight stomach pain but nothing unbearable. Waiting to find out how my partners feeling lol!!!"

Poop factory (taken for less than 1 month) August 18, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Worst experience ever. Got diarrhea and started vomiting. I suggest eat a light meal before taking this . I really hope it cleared my infection since I did vomit....I don't want to do it all over again"

   
6.0

Xand August 16, 2017

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For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: "I think this stuff REALLY messed up my stomach big time! I started a 5 day treatment on 7/17/17 for a respiratory infection. The stomach problems didn't happen until the last day and to this day (8/13/17) I STILL seem to be having stomach issues. After doing some internet searching for reviews, I found some that were basically horror stories from people who took this! If this stuff has such horrific side effects, why is it even prescribed and/or WHY didn't the doctor discuss possible side effects with me beforehand?! AND, on top of all of that, I'M STILL COUGHING LIKE A CRAZY PERSON!"

   
1.0

jcart (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I tested positive for Chlamydia and I had BV at the same time. I thought that I had diarrhea because of me taking two antibiotics at once but I think it's the azithromycin that caused the waterfall out my booty hole. My doctor didn't tell me to take it with a meal or the side effects. I was in public when the diarrhea happened and luckily it only lasted for 15 minutes. I never want to have to take this medicine again, I'm making my future partners get tested with me before any intercourse. I wish I would have looked at this website before I took this lol. I paid $34 for two pills and I didn't use insurance because I didn't want my parents to know, I feel like somehow it might of came up on the bill, idk, I just didn't want to take any chances"

   
3.0

DoItLookLikeIHaveChlamydia August 11, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I never in a million years thought I'd be on a posting for an STD but honestly you probably didn't either. There's nothing to be ashamed about, people suck but once you know better you do better. Anyways.. I was prescribed two 500mg azithromycin pills to take 20-30 minutes after a meal. I had a pretty dense meal of meat and potatoes and took my medication an hour after I ate. I felt nauseous 10 minutes later but didn't throw up. It also made me drowsy but I didn't have any cramps, diarrhea or other side effects others have. It's been two months since I took these meds and I'm happy to say I AM 100% STD FREE! Please don't let the negative reviews scare you away. If you want to be cured this is necessary. Good luck!"

Juan_Mejorado (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Had symptoms of chlamydia but just to be on the safe side in case I do have it my doctor gave me the powder version and omg my stomach is killing me! Gagging but no vomit so far but I feel like I'm gonna explode soon!"

Anonymously90 August 9, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "This is the second time I've had to take a single dose of 1000mg of Azithromycin. The first time was Zithromax and today I took the generic version. Both times I had pretty much the same experience: I had some pretty painful cramping and bloating within 1 hour of taking it and 2 hours later I had to rush to the toilet. After the first time on the toilet I felt a lot better, I literally felt like my entire digestive system had been cleaned out. After another 2 hours I was on the toilet again, not as bad as the first time. All in all I'm giving it a rating of 10/10 because let's face it, a bit of diarrhea for getting rid of Chlamydia is a small price to pay. If anything, I'll be making sure I never have to be in this situation again."

   
10

Gio1 August 6, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "So went to doc found out I was infected , the doc prescribed me 4 pink 250mg pills that I was suppose to take in 1 dose , I ate then popped the 4 pills back at 7:00pm , consuming a whole bottle of water during & after ! I was scared to take them after reading reviews ! About an hour and a half later I started feeling queasy & nauseous I tried to eat crackers but it did not help , only got worse ! So I went & took a nap about 9:00pm woke up 40 mins later still feeling queasy , now at 11:50pm I feel better , no vomiting no diarrhea! Hopefully I feel completely better by tomorrow"

   
9.0

Ughhhhh (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "This pass Monday I went to go a checkup and the doctors took 6 doses of my blood . Yesterday the doctor called me and said I was positive for chlamydia and I was furious . I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 6 months and before him I never had any sexual act before him and I still got tested (in October 2016 ) and everything was negative but now I feel like he cheated on me because I trusted him and it's crazy. ANYWHO I WAS CRYING taking the two 500mg (as a single dose ) like I couldn't believe it . I see condoms don't work either . I'm just going to say no to sex for a while . 2 hours of taking it boom here comes the diarrhea and it's annoying because I have work in 3 hours . I hope it works ."

   
8.0

Teteee August 3, 2017

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For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: "I'm on my 3rd day of this medication for strep throat and take it on a full stomach every day. I haven't had any stomach pain or diarrhea which I usually get with antibiotics, and no weird metallic taste in my mouth either. Only downside is it takes a bit longer to work than most antibiotics, so my throat was killing me until halfway through the day after taking the third pill. Aside from that, no side effects and I'm feeling much better now! My tonsil is still a little swollen but most of the pus is gone and no more pain."

   
8.0

SpecialKk August 3, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "This will be my third time in 9 months taking this to cure chlamydia. I've always followed the directions, abstained from any form of sex for a few weeks and still have it. At this point I don't know if I am getting false positives or not, as I tested orally too and did not have it. Only vaginally. Again, no symptoms of chlamydia really. The only thing that I've noticed right around the time to get retested is I get bad migraines and a sore throat. No odors, discharge, burning, itching, etc. Will be taking two 500 mg pills. Then I have an extra dosage I plan on taking a week later to get this shit out of my system for sure."

Third time the charm? (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 29, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "So I came positive for chlamydia and I was very nervous I got prescribed 500 mg of azithromycin it says take 2 tablets by mouth so I took it thinking everything was going to be fine. I took them early in the am and truely falling asleep about an hour later my stomach was making the weirdest cramps ever not sharp pains just felt my stomach was turning I was VERY nauseous I stood over my toilet for about an hour throwing up saliva nothing else but thin clear salaiva now I'm starting to feel much better I think azithromycin will effect everyone in a different way because it is taking away a STD which is a big deal luckily I didn't have any diarrhea and hopefully I start feeling better ."

   
7.0

Hdywnsujc July 27, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "God knows how long I've actually had this infection for as I contracted it off my ex fiancé, and as I was packing and cleaning out our things I found a box of these exact same anti biotics in his name from 2015! Proving that he cheated on me BUT ANYWAY. After reading all of these horror stories I have now got myself stocked up on Imodium (for the poop explosion) and stemetil technical term prochlorperazine maleate (for the nausea) and a long long day of dying in bed watching Bates Motel and drinking a lot of water. I've been prescribed the two 500mg white tablets. I'm hoping my experience goes a bit smoother then most as I've prepared myself!"

Brookbbbbbb July 24, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I took 1000mg (oral tablet) of this drug after eating a plain rice ball and two slices of white bread. I was too anxious to eat a proper meal as I had heard of so many bad reactions to the drug. Drank about 800ml of water within the hour of taking the pills and went to bed immediately after. No nausea, no vomiting, no abdominal pain. Woke up 8 hours later and had one episode of very minor, painless diarrhea, which was in fact less severe than my usual reaction to lower but prolonged doses of antibiotics. No problems since then (now 12 hours after taking the drug). Will not know if it was effective for a few weeks, but given that there were virtually no side effects, I wouldn't be bothered by taking a second dose if needed. Don't worry."

   
10

Spreading the good word (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2017

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For Bacterial Infection: "I had strep throat and it knocked the strep out easily, but caused severe diarrhea"

   
5.0

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Taken 4 tablets of azithromycin. I was told take all 4 straight away took them at 6.22pm and started feeling sick very quick and at 7:01 throw up does this mean they will work or not ??"

TTaaaaa July 21, 2017

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Z-Pak (azithromycin) for Bacterial Infection: "Took first dose of two tablets for bronchitis and lost all ability to taste food in a few hours, also had to leave work as I felt very tired. No change to bronchitis symptoms. Day two, continues to have no ability to taste food and headache (5/10) began after second dose. Bronchitis symptoms mildly improving. Following third dose, severe headache and ear ache, took tramadol which made it manageable. Not taking 4th dose, currently experiencing horrific stomach cramps and diarrhea. Still can't taste anything and have significant headache. Felt much better with bronchitis symptoms, feel like death. Never again."

Never again, feel like death July 20, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I wonder why people experience the major side effects portrayed here, had a good meal, drank lots of ice cold water, then took the 1 gram, trust me I had not one single bout of diarrhoea. Will wait for a week then test myself to ensure the bacteria is all gone. Good drug so far."

   
10

TheFitGuy July 20, 2017

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Zithromax (azithromycin) for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection: "I took 1 pill and about 6 hours later, I was getting out of my car and woke up on the sidewalk. I had passed out with no warning signs or symptoms. I passed out again within 2 minutes of the first time. I went to the local Urgent Care and after speaking to the doctor, he believes it was a side effect of the zpak. That is the only change in any food, drink or medication for weeks. I was not overheated and I was hydrated prior to passing out."

   
1.0

Nfields July 15, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I was prescribed the 4x500mg pills and I took them in the pharmacy parking lot immediately after getting them. I had no knowledge of the side effects so I didn't mind the giant meal I had eaten about 20 minutes prior. I took a nap when I got home because I was feeling a bit drowsy and was awakened by horrible stomach cramps. I sprinted to the bathroom and I'm currently on the toilet evacuating my lower intestine. Lots of diarrhea. It's been about 30-45 minutes and it's starting to wind down but you can bet I'm wrapping up from now on. My advice: have a light meal and stay hydrated before you take the medication and do it at a time when you don't have any obligations for the rest of your day. 2000 mg of antibiotics at one time is a lot so prepare"

   
8.0

Bubbleguts (taken for less than 1 month) July 13, 2017

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For Bronchitis: "My OB/GYN (I'm pregnant) prescribed zpack at the beginning of my cold and cough but I was trying to avoid antibiotics even though this one is safe for pregnancy. I went to ER because I couldn't stop coughing at all, my abdominals were sore and everything. The doctor said I had acute bronchitis and 90% of bronchitis is viral so he didn't think zpack would help and gave me an albuterol inhaler. After no sleep for 2 nights, took zpack and immediately felt better !! There are zpack pills that have a pink outer layer on them these have less effect on your stomach. I have taken both the plain white ones and the pink ones, the pink only made me sleepy, the whites always give me diarrhea on the first doze. I think there is a difference between them"

   
9.0

Gabyyyy July 1, 2017

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For Bacterial Infection: "I was literally sobbing when I read all of the side effects people said they were experiencing when taking azithromynic. BUT DO NOT STRESS! Stressing will make you feel a lot worse and that won't help. I panicked for nothing! I was given this antibiotics following an abortion . I recommend doing what I did, I ate a slice of bread at lunch time because that's all I could stomach but anything starchy I was told was a good idea. I ate the bread an hour before I planned to take the tablets. I then took x2 Stugeron 15 ( travel sickness tablets) . An hour later (13:33pm) I took x4 Azithromynic with lots of water. I fell asleep almost straight away. LUCKILY no side affects at all! Slight cramping but great overall and it's 18:44pm good luck guys "

   
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CourtneyJaye (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "I had symptoms of chlamydia I got tested and had my results back in a few weeks.. I came back positive with chlamydia horrified as I was I went to get my treatment I had very little feeling of needing to be sick I just found myself light headed but I did suffer from diarrhoea badly it lasted 1 hour on and off but the next day I wasn't ill or anything!!!"

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "After finding out I have chlamydia, I've took the pill and I hate this. Currently sitting on the toilet "

   
5.0

A.non.y.mous June 30, 2017

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For Chlamydia Infection: "Tested positive for Chlamydia and was given two 500mg of azithromycin took it Monday right before bed it's now Tuesday night and I feel fine. Had a little diarrhea Tuesday morning and a tiny bit of Nausea but nothing extreme."

   
9.0

Citygurl84 June 29, 2017

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