User Reviews for Azithromycin Dose Pack to treat Sinusitis
Azithromycin Dose Pack has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 16 ratings for the treatment of Sinusitis. 44% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 31% reported a negative effect.
“This azithromycin antibiotic is the best! I’m a first grade teacher and seem to get sick easily even with homeopathic medicines and extreme hygienic practices. It starts with sore throat then congestion in nose and throat. Excessive phlegm development and coughing. I try OTC first NYQUIL Mucinex and Vick’s rub, but the 5 day azithromycin Z pack always gets rid of it! I worry about being on it now 2x a year but I heard it is less harmful or strong as others so it’s safe.”
“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.”
“Sinusitis was so bad that my teeth even hurt. Now on day 2 of azithromycin, pain about 80% resolved. Absolutely no side effects. Have taken azithromycin in past for sinusitis and consistently note resolution prior to completion of 5 day pack.”
“I've taken this for every URI I've ever had and feel better after first dose. No side effects. I love it. My new doctor won't prescribe it for me for some reason. Well, she's either a PA or a NP. That may have something to do with it. I know what works and is easy to take and doesn't RIP my guts out and keeps working long after the last dose is taken. I highly recommend this”
“I’ve taken this Azithromycin Dose Pack twice a year for about fourteen years for sinusitis and never had a problem with it, always worked great without any side effects. When I started taking it this time around the headaches were so bad and the diarrhea and loose stool is unbelievable so after four days I’ve stopped and won’t take the last pill that’s how bad the side effects are this time. I know one day more for the last pill would be silly to stop but I just can’t handle the side effects any longer. The brand that the pharmacy gave me this time is a different brand so that may have something to do with it, the pharmacy I used for years has closed down so the other one has different pills or brands for the same meds. I’ve always said a pill is just a pill and it doesn’t matter what brand it is but after this I changed my mind completely on that.”
“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. ”
“re: side effects, I forgot to add to the comments I just submitted that while my stomach felt a little weird the morning after my first dose (this being 12 hours later) I was prepared to eat plenty of probiotics, which I have been doing. I have not had any problems; I am really pushing the yogurt and kefir. I did feel extraordinarily tired but not debilitated, and I was extremely fatigued from nearly 5 weeks of being sick, so the trade-off is meaningless, and it's improved after the first mega-dose anyway.”
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“This drug worked after 5 days on my sinus infection. On the 6 day I experienced vomiting, dizziness, stomach craps, constipation, black stool, hypertension, fast beating of the heart, low energy, hives on my face, headaches, swollen eye lids, dark circles under my eyes. Day 11 after taking the last dose, still experiencing fast heart beat, swelling in my feet, hives on my face. Low energy.”
“Could be effective, not sure. Side effects from three day Pak; headache,nausea, anxiety, sore throat, chills, tired, a feeling of being very unwell.”
“It worked however on the fifth day of taking it i had an Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Later found out there was a study out that confirmed hearth Rythym issues.”
“I have taken this many times and it clears up the problem with no side effects at all .”
“Doc put me on a 5 day dosage to treat sinus infection, didn't miss a day, finished the dosage, and I still have a sinus infection.”
“Had 2 prescriptions, 3 weeks apart for sinus bacterial infection , no side effects but they worked about as good as one aspirin .”
“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.”
“I have been taking azithromycin for chest infection, my dose that I take is 500mg 3 times a week. I have COPD and it works a treat but severe sinus problems cannot breath down my nose so annoying.”
“It has NEVER worked for a sinus infection. I just finished 2 of the 5 day dose packs and 3 days later has a fever of 102 with a massive infection still raging.”
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