Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral)

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Z-Pak and Kariva (oral contraceptive)

I was taking the contrceptive Kariva (generic for Mircette). While taking a Z-Pak I had sex without any extra contraception. What are the chances that i could get pregnant? How does a Z-Pak affect my birth control?
by Ellen in Lexington, Va, 11/17/2005

z-pack-alcohol? birth control?

can i drink alcohol on the z-pack? Also, does this intervere with my birth control?
by aimie in la, ca, 05/22/2006

mix Zithromax Z-Pak

I took Zithromax and stopped taking it on Monday..on Wednesday I had an upset stomach, so I took some Pepto-Bismol...shortly after, I felt like I had come down with the worst case of the flu ever!! Aching body and the worst headache I can recall...did...
by sylvia in sacramento ca, 05/04/2007

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral)

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Medication Classification


Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Brandname

Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Azithromycin (az-ith-roe-MYE-sin) Treats infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic.

When To Not Use Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to azithromycin, erythromycin, or any other macrolide antibiotic.

How Should You Use Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral)

Tablet, Powder, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • To use the powder, open one packet and pour all of the medicine from the packet into about 2 ounces of water. Mix well and drink the medicine right away. Rinse the glass with another 2 ounces of water, and drink that too so you get all of the medicine.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. Shake the bottle well before measuring the medicine. Rinse the spoon or oral syringe with water when you are finished.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Storage

Store Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using theophylline, digoxin (Lanoxin®), triazolam (Halcion®), terfenadine (Seldane®), cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), ergot medicines (such as Cafergot® or Wigraine®), or medicine for seizures (such as carbamazepine, Tegretol®, phenytoin, Dilantin®).
  • Do not take antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium (such as Di-Gel®, Gaviscon®, Gelusil®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Phillips®, Tempo®) at the same time you take azithromycin.

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, heart rhythm problems, or problems with your immune system. Tell your doctor if you have had your spleen removed.
  • If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools.
  • Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeats.
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach.
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody).
  • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Mild skin rash or itching.
  • Sores or white patches on your lips, mouth, or throat.
  • Stomach upset.
  • Vaginal itching or discharge.

Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral) Ratings

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Zithromax Z-Pak (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Greg, Wyoming - 08/20/2011

When used as directed, I have had good results from using a Z-pak approx 1x/yr for upper respiratory infections. I have used it for the past 6 or 7 years. Have only experienced mild diarhea on occasion.