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Zithromax (Azithromycin) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Zithromax (Azithromycin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 15 ratings/reviews, Zithromax has an overall score of 7.80. The effectiveness score is 8.40 and the side effect score is 8.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Zithromax review by 25 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sinusitis
Dosage & duration:   500 mg per day taken once in a day for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   fever, cold
Other drugs taken:   Combiflam
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It is extremely, powerful antibiotic, which give immediate effect with in two hours.
Side effects:   nausea
Comments:   500 mg of azithromycin once in a day...for three days gives total recovery from sinusitis.

 

Zithromax review by 25 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sinusitis
Dosage & duration:   500 mg per day taken once in a day for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   fever, cold
Other drugs taken:   Combiflam
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It is extremely, powerful antibiotic, which give immediate effect with in two hours.
Side effects:   nausea
Comments:   500 mg of azithromycin once in a day...for three days gives total recovery from sinusitis.

 

Zithromax review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   throat infection
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 3 days for the period of 2 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Tylenol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   infection improved in 7 days, temperature subsided in 3 days, soreness subsided in 5 days, overal wellbeing returned in about 10 days
Side effects:   rash, itching over the whoe body, especialy the trunk, persisted for 4 days, but didn't get worse after the first treatment with Benadryl
Comments:   Rash appeared on the third day of treatment. Office staff called, advised to stop medication, take Benadryl, go to ed if symptoms worsen.

 

Zithromax review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Cystic Fibrosis
Dosage & duration:   250mg taken daily for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   creon, nebulised Tobi and hypertonic saline
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Decreased sputum production and increased lung function.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I take a 2 month course of Zithromax, half a tablet daily, about twice a year to alleviate exacerbations of chronic Pseudomonas Auriginosa chest infection associated with Cystic Fibrosis. It works excellently in conjunction with a 2 week course of nebulised tobramycin (Tobi) to reduce symptoms and decrease sputum production. I believe one of its main actions is its anti inflammatory effect. Also I believe that it inhibits the ability of Pseudomonas to stick to the lungs. This is a great weapon in the arsenal against CF. I hope this helps your research and look forward to receiving my Skin Care DIY pack. Thank you.

 

Zithromax review by 41 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ear infection and upper respiratory infection
Dosage & duration:   I do not remember (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   ear infection and upper respiratory infection
Other drugs taken:   Decongestant
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Ear pain decreased on the third day. Ear pain was gone by the day 5. Both infections went away on the 6th day. This drug worked as expected and the results were remarkable.
Side effects:   I did not experience any adverse side effects from the zithromax. I was experiencing fatigue, nausia, sleeping problems and other typical flu or cold symptoms, but I think that was mostly due to the infections not the zithromax.
Comments:   I took the zithromax for 5 days, once a day with two dosages on the first day just as prescribed. I rested for the first three days and experienced a great improvment in my condition.

 

Zithromax review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pneumonia
Dosage & duration:   Once per day (dosage frequency: one time in my life) for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It cleared up my coughing within 2 days. I could sleep far better at night.
Side effects:   I had mild diarrhea, though I'm not sure if it was due to the drug.
Comments:   I was told by my doctor to take the medication once a day for about 5 days. The best results came within 2 days, and seemed to plateau after that. I requested another prescription so I ended up taking it for about 2 weeks, but I seemed to see little improvement during the 2nd prescription. It was probably because the bacteria was kept under control, but my body was taking time to heal.

 

Zithromax review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pneumonia
Dosage & duration:   Once per day (dosage frequency: one time in my life) for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It cleared up my coughing within 2 days. I could sleep far better at night.
Side effects:   I had mild diarrhea, though I'm not sure if it was due to the drug.
Comments:   I was told by my doctor to take the medication once a day for about 5 days. The best results came within 2 days, and seemed to plateau after that. I requested another prescription so I ended up taking it for about 2 weeks, but I seemed to see little improvement during the 2nd prescription. It was probably because the bacteria was kept under control, but my body was taking time to heal.

 

Zithromax review by 27 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   avod bacterial infection
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet per day taken 5 days for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   all 3 of low percentage side effects
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment benfits were to heal bacteria from surgery. I was told to take the pills immediately starting the day after surgery.
Side effects:   side effects were diahrrea, stomach pain and nausea
Comments:   the treatment was 1 pill a day for 4 days - first day 2 pills. The pills were easy to take and remember

 

Zithromax review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   Standard Z-pack dose (dosage frequency: 2 separate times) for the period of The standard z-pack dosage period
Other conditions:   asthma
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I didn't receive any treatment benefits from this drug. It actually made the symptoms worse with more resistance to antibiotics. I ended up having to take a different, more powerful antibiotic. I tried it two separate times with the same results both times.
Side effects:   none that I could identify
Comments:   I was take this to deal with the infection in my chest.

 

Zithromax review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   500mg 1x; 250mg 4x taken 1x a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cleared up illness as it has in the past. It is a very effective treatment for bronchitis and pneumonia. It has been much more effective than other antibiotics I have taken.
Side effects:   I did not experience any side effects. Again, I have taken this antibiotic before and had postive results.
Comments:   Z-pack: I was prescribed 500 mg the first day and 250 mg for four days after that.

 

Zithromax review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   strep throat
Dosage & duration:   200mg daily taken daily for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   ibuprophen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Strep symptoms subsided w/in 3 days. Reinfection did not occur. Family members did not catch the infection.
Side effects:   No side affects were experienced. Yogurt intake was increased to aleviate potential of thrush from antibiotic usage.
Comments:   Took medication along with rest and fluids. Used fever reducer, salt water gargles, and tea tinctures to aleviate symptoms and speed healing.

 

Zithromax review by 76 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Bronchitis Infectiion
Dosage & duration:   1 pill 2X day for 3 days taken 2 seperalte times. for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   Zoloft
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Infection cleared up but the cough did not. The Bronchitis returned and is still present. The Z pack was used on 2 seperate occasions but after the cough mucus was back to a clear color, my physician said I was fine. It is 3 weeks later and I still have Bronchitis and although my coughing is better it certainly is not gone.
Side effects:   The side effects were stomach cramps and diarrhea for 2 weeks. I also took yogurt but that did not seem to help much. The cramps came within 48 hours of the first dose. It was easy to take but as i cramped so much I am really wondering if I did not take the Z pack would I have been in the same place as I am now without the heavy antibiotics.
Comments:   My physician said that I should rest, keep the house at 65 ' and drink warm drinks. I was very sick with not being able to sleep, coughing as if my chest bones would crack open and without sleep the days were very difficult. I was not able to function during the day as I was sleep deprived and felt very bad for a week.

 

Zithromax review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   5 pills taken 2 pills 1st day; 1 each next 3 days for the period of 4 days
Other conditions:   Strep throat
Other drugs taken:   vitamin/mineral supplements; omega 3's
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Zithromax quickly improved my bacterial sinus infection and allowed me to keep my travel plans for day 2 of treatment. It worked amazingly fast in alleviating my symptoms.
Side effects:   I did not notice any side effects of this medication.
Comments:   I took 2 pills on the 1st day, then 1 pill each day for the following 3 days.

 

Zithromax review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken once a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   Asthma
Other drugs taken:   albuterol, flovent
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Zithromax was uesd to cure the bacterial infection that was located in my lungs. The drug also cured a minor cut infection.
Side effects:   There was no after taste or smelly urine like penicillin provides. This drug caused yeast overgrowth. While it killed the dangerous bacteria in my lungs it also killed all the healthy flora located in the intestinal tract and the vagina.
Comments:   I took a dosage of 1000 mg on e day oje and took a dose of 5oomg on days 2,3,4 and 5

 

Zithromax review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ear infection
Dosage & duration:   2/day first day 1/day next 4 days (dosage frequency: one z-pack) for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   excruciating ear pain began to improve within minutes of taking the first pill. ear pain continued to diminish and was eliminated by day 4.
Side effects:   I did not notice any negative or positive side effects.
Comments:   took the z-pack as prescribed on the box and by my physician. 2 pills on day 1 then 1 pill per day on days 2 through 5.
 


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