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Finger cut, prescribed Z pac - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi i was concerned about my son
User :   he is feeling awful because of the z pac 250 mg
Doctor :   May i know the age of your son ?
User :   i was wonder ing is there ant thing he can eat or drink to help counter act the effects of it
User :   he is 25
Doctor :   its , safe for a 25 year to be put on azithromycin
Doctor :   but it would complicate if he has preexisting GI problems
User :   he feels dehidrated but i dont think he is he has been drinking lots of water back ache weak
User :   no he did not have these problems before
Doctor :   thats fine he can continue on the medication
Doctor :   but let him take high protein diet
User :   does this drug deplete any minerals or vitamins from the system
Doctor :   as Azithromycin intervenes in the protein synthesis of the bacteria to kill it , there are studies which say that it can mildly affect the protein metabolism in the body , but not prooved
User :   he is finished taking the z pac as of today but the doctor prescribed it for a small cut that only required 6 stiches i thought that was extreme
Doctor :   i do agree
User :   is there any thing else he can take or just high protien
Doctor :   pencillins could have been a choice here
Doctor :   that would suffice
User :   do you recommend and type of drink
Doctor :   anything which is not harsh on stomach is ok
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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