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How fast does a Z-Pak work?

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  1. MickeyMouseGal

    MickeyMouseGal <font color=deeppink>Have A Zip A Dee Doo Dah Zip

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    I've had a bad sinus infection: pressure, fever, streaming nose, coughing up crap, etc. for 3 days. I went to the Doctor this morning, he wrote a Rx for a Z-Pak. I took the first two pills at 10:00am. By 1:00pm I felt SO MUCH BETTER!!! I still don't feel 100%, but considering that I felt like I had been hit by a truck for three days, just being able to do some minor household chores is amazing!
    This is my first time taking a Z-Pak. Does it really work that fast and that well?
     
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  3. CEDmom

    CEDmom <font color=FF3300>Knows 101 things to do with an

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    I love Z-Pak. Not only does it work quickly but I always lose a few pounds when I'm on it because I have no appetite:thumbsup2 .
     
  4. MickeyMouseGal

    MickeyMouseGal <font color=deeppink>Have A Zip A Dee Doo Dah Zip

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    I haven't had an appetite anyway... between the sinus drainage and the Sudafed.
     
  5. lajones81

    lajones81 <font color=royalblue>DISneyLVR<br><font color=mag

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    I got a Z-Pack this afternoon, too. Usually, I feel better within 24 hours. Amazing stuff, I tell ya! :)
     
  6. MickeyMouseGal

    MickeyMouseGal <font color=deeppink>Have A Zip A Dee Doo Dah Zip

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    Does it leave a bit of a funny taste in your mouth? I'm not sure if it is the antibiotic or the sinus drainage, but things don't taste right. (Not nearly as bad as Biaxin though... those are NASTY!!!)
     
  7. MAKmom

    MAKmom <marquee><font color=peach>*Caution* thinks all p

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    It usually works in 24 hours. If you have this bug that is going around that turns into a sinus infection it will be a week or 2 until you are better. I started the Zpack last Thur & I am still home sick from work.
     
  8. bumbershoot

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    Did you know that's a sign to stop taking it?


    source: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/zithromax-z-pak.html
     
  9. CEDmom

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    Sorry, I don't really consider loss of appetite a serious side effect especially since I had no other issues.
     
  10. ProudMomTo3Boys

    ProudMomTo3Boys <font color=red>My brain hurts. I am still working

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    I had strep throat 3 times in one year and each time the Dr. gave me the Zpak. I loved it, usually by the end of the night I was able to eat and drink without feeling the excruciating pain of strep. I can't take it anymore, it doesn't work for me because I took it too many times in a short period of time that my body became immune to it, at least thats what the dr. said.
     
  11. MickeyMouseGal

    MickeyMouseGal <font color=deeppink>Have A Zip A Dee Doo Dah Zip

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    Did anyone else have a bad taste in their mouth? Blech. Nothing tastes right.
     
  12. CrazedDisFan

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    My dd (10) started a z-pack today for her array of illnesses. She never complained other than a sore throat. She got a fever last night and I took her to the doctor this morning because the fever would not break with OTC meds. She has an ear infection, sinusitis, a raw throat, and what they are calling bronchitis/borderline pneumonia in both lungs. They said they can hear wheezing top to bottom in her lungs. All of it is amazing to me. She's not whiney, not complaining and not even coughing. :confused3

    Anyhow, this darn z-pack better work. We leave for WDW in 19 days. Not only that but, she is LIVID that she is missing school when "I am NOT that sick!"

    She is not complaining of any foul taste in her mouth, but then again she is "FINE!"
     
  13. JessicaR

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    Azithromycin (Zithromax) is chemically related to erythromycin and clarithromycin (Biaxin). My family gets that terrible taste when taking these also. Glad you're feeling better!
     
  14. TinkerTracy

    TinkerTracy <font color=blue>Wow so much is going on<br><font

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    Yes it's amazing. I always feel better so quickly.

    feel better by the way.
     
  15. SunKat

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    I've been on Z-pack a few times and its always worked great. I've never had any bad side effects from it, compared to other meds I've taken. :thumbsup2 Biaxin on the other hand really makes my stomach hurt. I've told the doctor to make a notation on my chart never to give me that again. Some people can tolerate that really well, I'm not one of them!
     
  16. MickeyMouseGal

    MickeyMouseGal <font color=deeppink>Have A Zip A Dee Doo Dah Zip

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    Thanks!

    I do feel better, but I'm still not great. One of the problems with me getting a sinus infection is that I also have asthma. The drainage really triggers my asthma and I can't go a few hours without using my inhaler. That includes night time. I'm up every few hours because I can't breathe. Boy, will I be glad when this is over.
     

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