User Reviews for Z-Pak to treat Bacterial Infection
Z-Pak has an average rating of 8.0 out of 10 from a total of 18 ratings for the treatment of Bacterial Infection. 78% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 17% reported a negative effect.
“These bad reviews TERRIFIED me. I took this for strep throat and within the second day I was feeling better. I have 1 more day left and will be done with it. I’ve had no bad issues. The first day with the 2 pills made my stomach hurt a little and I got mild diarrhea but after that I had no more issues. Make sure to eat a full meal when taking it. And stop overthinking! Anxiety causes stomach pain and bathroom issues as well. If you’re freaking out due to the reviews I would not be shocked if you end up in the bathroom. Please don’t let the reviews deter you. Everyone’s body is different.”
“I'm only on day 2 and Z-Pak has worked wonders. I have taken it with food and with a pretty healthy system, I have had no side effects. I have a bacterial infection in my gums causing the tissue to swell over a tooth which caused the pain to be unbearable, but after a couple of these pills I can already see the difference. Things feel better and the infection is clearing.”
“I had to share my experience after seeing all of the negative reviews. I had to take Z-Pak for an abscessed tooth before a root canal procedure. I was freaked bc of all the reviews I read, which were negative. I am sensitive to meds (which is why I read reviews for Z-pak). I had 0 side effects, no nausea, nothing. Just maybe feeling hungry, but not really. If that makes sense. Took the full dose. 2 on the first day, then 4 the next 4 days. I would take again, if needed. I am allergic to the cillins, and had more side effects from when I would be prescribed erthomyicin. Everyone is different with meds, but this did not give me a horrible experience.”
“My Dictor called this in for me after a 10-day stomach bug. I felt it was bacterial vs. viral and within 2 days of taking the Z-Pak I felt 90% better and by Day 5 was 100% with no symptoms and a full appetite.”
“Z pack works well for clearing up Strep throat, HOWEVER- caused *severe* appetite loss. Loose stools 1x a day. I lost 7lbs in 3 days on this. Obviously weight can be gained back & the Strep is gone - but ask your Dr. for a script of Zofran with this! & Diflucan. Increased my anxiety a ton at night as well. could not sleep Pros- works Cons- you will never want to eat, also a lot of anxiety at night from this”
“Z-pak is the only antibiotic I don’t have an allergic reaction to or side effects from. I agree with the reviews, it either works fast and is awesome or it doesn’t work. If you need a second dose, your illness is probably something else. Pop a Pepcid before taking it and eat while you take it, prevents heartburn/upset stomach. Be well out there and please stay home if you’re sick:)”
“Unbelievable! I was sick for almost 9 days with a horrible horrible feeling inside of my body and then up all night with dry coughs and I was just really run down and I even had to take a day off of work. I went into my doctor just for a regular yearly checkup and they ran blood tests and found my white blood count to be high when I was getting checked for something else. When he called me back he told me that he was going to put a Z Pack in for me. I felt better 5 hours after taking a z-pack I literally had no cough and my body felt back to normal and I can tell you that it hasn't even been 24 hours and I feel 80% better! It was seriously like the best night's rest I've had in 5 days my cough immediately went away. I think one of the best things also is the fact that it doesn't interact with my thyroid medication. I'm so happy about this so I'm going to call and let him know today!”
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“I am allergic to just about every antibiotic out there but the Z-pack is pretty good in taking care of the sinus infections I get, without too many side effects. A little bit of upset stomach occurs but its minor. Z pack always takes care of the infection promptly.”
“Doctor prescribed amoxicillin for my sinusitis (10 day supply). By day 4 my phlegm was green and I felt worse than day 1. Told doctor to prescribe Z-Pack. I took the double dose on the first day and within six hours felt 80% better. By day two no more green phlegm and feeling almost 100% better.”
“I love the zpak! I am allergic to most every antibiotic out there and so this is my go to. I have 3 infections right now, double ear, sinus and lung. I felt terrible 2 days ago and now I am awesome. I am having the poops and when I take it on an empty stomach it hurts, but a bit of food and I am fine as wine. I have 2 days left of a 5 day and I feel awesome. I love this antibiotic. Plus for me, is as soon as I am done with it I poop normal again.”
“Everyone. Most Respiratory infections are virus. Zpack works great on PNEUMONIA, which most people do not have. If the zpack is not working for you, you have a virus. Learn to live with it. Your body fights them off pretty good. Coughing last the longest.”
“I am now to the point where I specifically ask Drs not to prescribe Z-Paks for me. Sometimes, they argue & say, "it will work". Of course, it doesn't & then they give me a second Z -pac prescription. It still doesn't work, then finally they relent & prescribe something that does!”
“Got rid of my very bad case of bronchitis in 4 days. I was given a 5 day treatment plan. So I took all the antibiotic pills My Dr also gave me just 1 anti fungal pill because I get Thrush in my mouth and/or a yeast infection. I took that on the 3rd dad of the antibiotic pills. And it worked!”
“I love this stuff! I am a smoker so am prone to getting bronchitis more. Getting sick stinks but when i get bronchitis which is almost every year i get this med and by the 2nd or 3rd day am feeling much better and by day 4 I don't really feel like am sick anymore but you need to finish the meds! That is the must. A have also been told that it might not work the first time around so you need to take a 2nd round of the meds. I call it the miracle drug!”
“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.”
“I started taking this medication for my bronchitis and I feel better already. I have bronchitis and it has seemed to help. I have noticed that I have diarrhea and some stomach pains. I'm pretty restless at night. Overall, I think it's alright.”
“It doesn’t work and if anything it makes me feel worse. It gives me an upset stomach and I get super dizzy every time I take it”
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“Bronchitis - Worked fast.”
“Worst antibiotic out there it put me in hospital and almost messed my heart up permanently luckily I caught it in time, and oh yeah and also makes you feel TERRIBLE don’t take it”
“Had the flu and then bronchitis - nasty stuff...lungs burning, dry hacking cough fever and chills, wheezing. This is day one but last year it cleared me right up. Flu shot next winter for sure!”
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