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    Question Is a Z Pack an antibiotic?

    ok, so i have had a rough time with my docs nurse on getting me an antibiotic phoned in. I had my 12 week ob appt and my midwife sadi that if my sinus infection did not clear up in a week call her and she would phone me in one. well, need less to say two weeks later and still there. anyway, i called and got tot actually talk to my MW. well, she said she would phone it in. i went to the pharmacy and it was a zpack, which i have had before but bow the price is $35!!! i said no way when i know that amoxil and augmentin are ALOT cheaper. so i go hame and call her back. she is gone but the nurse was there. she told me not to worry about it that a zpack was NOT an AB that it was a steroid any way, i did finally get some amoxil, but my big ?? is is it or istn't it? lol
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    what name is on it?

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    My husband is prescribed the Zpack every time he gets a sinus infection. We were told that is was an AB. For him, its worth the price. Its a 5 day treatment and it works. He is on day 3 now and feels alot better than he has in weeks

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    I am not sure about what it is. I know that it WORKS!!! And it works FAST!
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    A z-pac is an antibiotic z is short for Zithromax. It is a five day course you take two pills the first day and one each day there after. That nurse must be an idiot not to know that a z-pac is an antibiotic. And it is a very good antibiotic.

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    A Z-pak is not an antibiotic, it is a corticosteroid used to treat severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions. Especially in a pregnant woman, doctor's do not like to prescribe antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. A sinus infection usually does not require an antibiotic treatment for cure unless it is a bacterial infection - in which case, more than your sinuses would be bothering you. For simple sinus inflammation, a steroid treatment will usually suffice.

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    ????????

    i still do not know! lol

    Felecia:
    i do not have a simple sinus infection. I do not want to gross anyone out, but i do have some real nice neon green drainage and my ears are both stopped up. also. i have had this since the week of new years, so it is not just going to go away.

    Zithromax is what they give for ear infections in kids sometimes right?
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    Felicia,

    I am sorry but I disagree Zithromax (z-pac) is an antibiotic is is made up of azithromycin tablets. It is not a corticosteriod.

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    On the front of this Z-Pak I have sitting in front of me it says a full course of antibiotic therapy in just 5 doses. Now if there are different z-paks I don't know. It says Zithromax with (azithromycin) on the front.

    This was taken from rxlist.com

    azithromycin

    Pronunciation: az ith roe MYE sin
    Brand: Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak



    What is the most important information I should know about azithromycin?
    • Take all of the azithromycin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
    • Take azithromycin on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
    • Do not take antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours of taking azithromycin.




    What is azithromycin?
    • Azithromycin is in a class of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin fights bacteria in your body.
    • Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and skin infections.
    • Azithromycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.




    Who should not take azithromycin?
    • Before taking azithromycin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may not be able to take azithromycin, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment.

    NOw if what you were going to get was this, it is an antibiotic.

    Whenever you want to know something about a prescription, you can always check out www.rxlist.com . It will list alot of info about different drugs there.

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    There must definitely be different paks cuz the pak I have right now says it's a steroid treatment. I have bronchitis right now and I have the pak AND an antibiotic (pencillan) that I am taking. Oh well, I guess it depends on which pak you have.

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    There are different packs. There is a steriod pack commonly referred to as a medrol dose pack this contains a tapering dose of steriods.


 
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