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jenin98
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I have to take 500 mg zith beginning tomorrow, along with the bicillin shots I have been taking for 4 months now.
I have a cold/flu, should Iwait till I get over this cold to begin the zithormax, and when should I take the zithromax?
Jenin

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No idea re wait or not but make sure you get some good probiotics and take them- Zith is heck on the tummy & GI tract for many people!!! Was not for me but is for many!!! But it is a POWWERFUL drug, GREAT stuff!!

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[hi]

My doc said to start with 250mg/zith in the morning, and another 250mg at night. But you should ask your doctor to be sure.

Be sure to load up on probiotics!

Personally, I would wait until the cold/flu is past its peak before starting a new treatment -- because colds/flu can be so miserable and I hit them with all sorts of stuff, like extra garlic, Vit.C, andrographis, even tried Umca (sp) Coldcare with my last cold!
Take care.

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Zith can cause hearing loss, so be careful.
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jenin98
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yeah, I am going to wait till I get over this cold, load up on probiotics (I am making homemeade yogurt with billions of cfu),.
I have tinnitus, and now am concerned zith will make it even worse. Any ideas?
how long do you guys stay on zith?

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I'm supposed to start Zithromax next week (with Mepron) also. My first Babesia/Lyme treatments. I have major tinnitus as well, and vertigo/dizziness, and am worried about Zithromax affecting my ears.

Savebabe-- was your hearing affected?

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Just remember if you get ear ringing with the zith to call your LLMD.

It (ear ringing) can cause permanent hearing loss. [Frown]

I had this problem on zith.

I also could not take mine with a meal. Had to take it about one hour after.

It gave me horrible stomach aches with meals.

Good luck.

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Geneal

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