Treatment of Severe Abdominal Pain from Zithromax

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Zithromax is one of the brand names for azithromycin. It may also be sold under the names Z-pak or Zmax. While not common, some patients may experience severe abdominal pain while taking Zithromax.

Some people experience severe abdominal pain while taking zithromax.
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Zithromax is used to treat bacterial infections. It is a macrolide antibiotic that works by either killing the bacteria or preventing further bacterial growth.

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Zithromax commonly causes stomach distress, including diarrhea. Diarrhea medications should not be used as a remedy, because they may worsen the condition. Stomach pain and cramps may also occur, and sometimes abdominal pain may be severe.

Zithromax may cause stomach distress.
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Over-the-counter antacids may help alleviate some of the pain. These medications may include choices such as Maalox or stronger remedies such as Tagament or Pepcid AC.

Over-the-counter antacids may help alleviate some of the pain.
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Taking a warm bath and resting may help to cope with abdominal pain.

Taking a warm bath and resting may help to cope with stomach pain.
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If pain is not alleviated with over-the-counter treatments, contact your physician. The doctor may recommend that you discontinue use of Zithromax in favor of another antibiotic.

Get in touch with your doctor if your pain isn't subsiding.
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