azithromycin side effects

Posted , 7 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I've been prescribed azithromycin 3 times a week for bronchx... and am about to begin taking them.                                                              Previously the specialist had me on emycin tabs 400mg twice daily which helped for a while until I developed side effects incl diarrhea. Probiotics didn't help.  Has anyone else had this problem &/ or have any suggestions that can help re side effects?                                                cheers

Judy

1 like, 11 replies

Report

11 Replies

  • Posted

    I have taken Azii for many years and never had any side effects from it,  it has made an amazing difference to my Bronchiectasis.  Its worth at least trying it then see if it affects you adversly

    Its definitly worth trying it

     

    Report
    • Posted

      That's so encouraging to hear . .  thank you for responding.  Great that you've taken it for years with no side effects.  I was starting to feel a bit depressed about the whole antibiotic issue - not to mention the relentless coughing!

      Report
  • Posted

    Hi I have had this with no side effects try it a little longer because it changed my life ,from been tied and have chest pains with the infections all the time and coughing up mucus ,I am 100 times better now so try and stick with it a while

    Joanne

    Report
    • Posted

      Wonderful to hear that Joanne. I already feel a whole lot better just reading your reply biggrin  Coughing up mucus all day is taking over my life!

      Thanks for your encouraging reply.

      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Judy

    First, not all antibiotics produce the same side effects in us. Some constipated me, some have zero digestive effect, an others give me diarrhea. My reactions to each don't always align with those of others.

    2nd, I assume that you used Imodium or UK equivalent, an that directions were followed, i.e., start with 2 w/first occurrence of the runs each day, followed by one tab same day every time you're off to the races. I mention this because here in the States at least half of people using it never read instructions and start with one ,,, we are an illiterate people lol.

    3d prebiotics, here are the dirty secrets: there are many different ones (as oppised to different brands & different deliverybfirmats) and they affect different things inside of you. Then there's the whole question of whether the ones we take are alive/viable. Further dirty secret: they don't work on the entire digestive system; other bugs in other areas need ,,,

    ,,,PREbiotics! Quinoa, psyllium fiber and inulin are all prebiotics. Oats may be another, and if you do some research you may find that there are many more. If I have to take one of the fiber drink mixes, I prefer insulin over psyllium but that's mainly because in college I got amoebic dysentery (kayaking on Lake Powell); in law school I had diarrhea for months at a time, due to endometriosis, so I've consumed so much psyllium ,,, Imodium hit US market as Rx med in my last year of the latter. Look them up & try them out.

    I do find that good unsweetened Bulgarian organic local yogurt helps, plus kombuchas and prebiotics. But you have to stop the diarrhea ad much as possible an then work on re-establishment of healthy gut critters.

    This is all a bit over-simplified and someone here probably knows much more than I do. Hope this helps a bit, and goid luck on the z-pack.

    Report
    • Posted

      Thankyou SO much for all of your helpful info - much appreciated.  It sounds like you've had plenty of experience with this issue of antibiotic side effects. Hopefully your health is ok now!

      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Judy888. So far, I have not been prescribed az but i fear that time is fast approaching for me. I just wanted to say thank you for raising the subject and thank you also to all the wonderful people who have replied to your post. Hearing all this positive encouragement from people who know what they are talking about is a tonic in itself! I think we all have ourselves worried to a frazzle! Thank you again anfd please keep well.
    Report
    • Posted

      Yes - it really made a difference hearing the positive feedback.... so easy to get overly anxious once health issues begin to accumulate and one doesn't want to bore friends and family with bodily concerns. And also with so much publicity re over prescription of antibiotics. I trust that you also keep well and unfrazzled!

      Report
  • Posted

    I agree with Ohara. Side effect free at least for me, but check out the patient information leaflet for potential effects. One tip, at least for me, good  effects really kicked in towards the end of the course of tablets, no instant fix.
    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up