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

 
 



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Below are Zmax (Azithromycin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 8 ratings/reviews, Zmax has an overall score of 7.25. The effectiveness score is 8.75 and the side effect score is 7.75. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Zmax review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   cold / flu
Dosage & duration:   250mg taken once per day for 5 days for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   fever, chills, runny nose
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Quick relief of flu-like symptoms
Side effects:   I have never had any side effects from this medication. My husband and 13 year old daughter also take this without any side effects.
Comments:   The first day, you take 2 pills and then for the next four days you take 1 pill. The packaging is excellent and tells you exactly what pills to take and when to take them. As previously stated, no one in my family has experienced any side effects from taking this medication. We have taken both the Z-pak and the generic form. It works incredibly fast and has saved us from many vacation disasters!

 

Zmax review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   one time dose (dosage frequency: once) for the period of once- one day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The sinus infection lessened but did not go away. I noticed that using a neti pot for a nasal flush worked much better.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   Zmax was administered in a single dose, orally.

 

Zmax review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   250 mg. taken once a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The medicine kept the illness from getting worse, my cough loosened up immediately. The dose and length of treatment was very managable, it was easy to remember to take one dose each day. The packaging is very convenient - a blister pack so you know immediately how many you have taken.
Side effects:   I experienced some mild stomach upset a few hours after taking the first dose (a combined dose totalling 500 mg.)
Comments:   6 pills taken over 5 days - 2 pills first day, one each day after.

 

Zmax review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   tonsillitis
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 1x day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Fast results vs. traditional antibiotics such as amoxicillin.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I had two cases of bacterial tonsillitis four months apart. Both times the doctor did not want to prescribe antibiotics, however, I had had one case of bacterial tonsillitis several years ago and I knew that amoxicillin did not cure it. I requested a stronger antibiotic than amoxicillin. The doctor would not prescribe it. After several days of excruciating pain plus Tylenol with Codeine I begged for a stronger antibiotic. When Z-pak was prescribed, the antibiotic began taking effect in just a few hours. In 24 hours my symptoms were greatly reduced and the tonsillitis was cured in just a few more days.

 

Zmax review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   lingering infection - ear, sinus, throat
Dosage & duration:   250 mg taken 1 tablet per day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   allergy med/ loratadine 10 mg daily
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This treatment was easy to remember to take at only one time daily. Although I didn't miss any dose times, if I had, the directions state to take the missed dose, unless it is almost time for the next dose time which would be the following day after the missed dose. If the latter being so, then one should wait for the next dosage.
Side effects:   I've experienced no side effects with this medication as in opposition to some others which have given me problems, especially stomach discomfort/upset. I do usually follow-up with yogurt or another form of pro-biotic after prescription antibiotics.
Comments:   Take 2 tablets the first day by mouth; then, one tablet on days 2-5. Don't take medicine within one hour before or two hours after aluminum or a magnesium-containing antacid. Finish all of the medication, even if symptoms of the illness disappear prior to full prescription time demands in length. Store medicine @ room temperature, away from heat and light. Medicine may cause sensitivity to sun; avoid exposure to sun. Notify physician if swelling, rash or hives, breathing difficulties become present. Do not do anything that could be dangerous (Ex: driving, operating machinery) until you know how this medicine will affect you.

 

Zmax review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   STD
Dosage & duration:   250 mg taken 1 time a day for the period of 1 day
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Cipro
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Was exposed to an STD, this medication got rid of it. Was also taking Cipro to cure a UTI.
Side effects:   Severe diarrhea the first day and moderate the second. Felt nausea and had a hard time keeping food down. Stomach pains and a headache.
Comments:   Took four 250 mg pills at once, so 1,000 mgs all together. Quite a hefty dose on my stomach but it worked.

 

Zmax review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus/ lung infection from a cold
Dosage & duration:   250 mg taken 2 pills 1st day/ once per day for 4 days for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The infection's symptoms of green mucus cleared up within 3 days. As each day passed the infection lessened as did the mucus production. By the 4th day I was feeling almost completely better.
Side effects:   sleepiness approximately 30 minutes after taking medicine, gas after the first day and for 3 days after course was finished, sun sensitivity
Comments:   I had a cold for 6 days that would not go away. Thick green mucus from the nose and coughing up green/ grey mucus, low grade fever. My doctor prescribed Azithromycin for the sinus/ lung infection. I took 2 pills the first day and then 1 pill for the next 4 days. On the second day I felt halfway better, fever and aches gone. Mucus became more yellow than green and had a reduction of symptoms. By the 3rd day, nasal mucus was yellow and was coughing much less. By the 4th day I felt much better, nose still producing mucus and slight coughing, but no longer as much production of mucus. By day 5, I had no color to mucus and felt like lungs were pretty much clearing out, nose still a little runny.

 

Zmax review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Strep throat
Dosage & duration:   250 mg- 2 pills day 1 then 1 pill/day taken 2 pills on day 1 for the period of 2 pills on day 1 only
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Antibiotic seemed to work quickly. My throat felt better within hours of taking the first pill.
Side effects:   Horrible, painful diarrhea after 4 hours of taking each pill I took on day one.
Comments:   Seems like a powerful antibiotic that works but it's just too powerful for my system and not worth the side effect.
 


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