Cold and stomach flu treated with Zithromax

Patient : I just went to the doctors because i was sick he said i had the flu and gave me some Zpac i have been taking them and my cold is better but now i am having stomach issues and diarreaha??! its bothering me and i didnt know if it was a side affect because of the Zpac or if i should go back to the doctors?
Doctor :   Zithromax or Zpac is usually prescribed as a 5 day course for bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract.  GI u upset is a common side effect and should have been discussed by your pharmacist.  However, since your respiratory infection is improving, I would complete the course of treatment as upper respiratory infections can be life threatening.  The side effects should subside once you stop the medications. For future upper respiratory infections just mention to your doctor that you had an intolerance to Zithromax and he or she will be able to prescribe an alternative.

Related Q&A

Q: About a month ago I was given a clinical diagnosis of having the flu (the kid I nanny tested positive and a few days ...

Q: Cold with fever continously for 3 year old from past one month.if she is on antibiotics no fever she is good.once ant...

Q: Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with Q fever, Ross river fever and glandular fever. He has been prescribed doxycyc...

Q: I got a flu shot 2 days ago, woke up last night with legs uncontrollably shaking and severe ache in opposite arm of i...

Q: I'm 30 years old with fever and cough. Also a runny nose for the last few days. what should I take?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews