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Question: zithromax

 maiden75 - Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:48 am

After looking at this forum, my post seems more appropriate here.....

I started taking the zithromax z-pack yesterday (only took one dose-500mgs) How long does it take for this one dose to be out of your system? Also, are there any heart problems caused by this drug?? Would the heart side effects be apparent immediately (only one dose) or would you have to be on it for awhile to be worried? I also have read that people have had liver damage from this drug. Any info on that? Should I be concerned after one dose? :?

 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:40 am

User avatar Hi maiden75,
A z-pack is designed to work over several days. Much like a 10 day regimen of other antibiotics but only taken in 4 days. Liver problems are listed as a possible side effect so if you experience any yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, report this to your physician. Regardless of whether or not a specific side effect is listed any unusual problems/symptoms should be promptly reported.

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