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Side effect of medicine for sore throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi, I am Dr. xxx, How can I help you?
User :   Hello Dr. xxx
User :   I was travelling last couple of days. and had sore throat.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I consulted a general physician in Hyderabad where I was travelling
User :   He had prescribed some medicines that I will let you know a while
Doctor :   ok
User :   However it has disturbed my digestive system.. and I am now suffering from loose motions.
User :   So before I have medication for loose motions.. I wanted to double check if it is safe to do so
User :   would you like me to tell you the medication that was prescribed.
User :   I had for last couple of days
Doctor :   Yes
User :   "Azithromycin Tablets IP" - ZADY 500
User :   TYFY 650 - Paracetamol tablets
User :   Allercet DC - ( Very long chemical compostion.. let me know if you would like me state )
User :   and XXXXXXXX cough syrup
User :   Doctor - are you there?
Doctor :   Did you finish the course of antibiotic?
User :   This is the 3rd day
User :   it was prescribed for 5 days
Doctor :   Do you still have the sore throat?
User :   no it has got better now
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   How many bowel movements you had yesterday?
User :   yesterday was normal..
User :   sorry yesterday I had around 3-4
Doctor :   OK
User :   On normal days it is around 1-2 for me
User :   Today it has been around 4-5...
User :   so far
Doctor :   Diarrhea may be from azythromycin or due to travel.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   I recommeend you to stop Azythromycin
User :   I have usually diarhea from anti-biotics.
Doctor :   OK
User :   if i stop without finishing the full course..wouldn't it be problematic
Doctor :   Mix Electrolytes in water and drink plenty
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use BIFILAC one tab two times a day that will also control your diarrhoea
User :   ok
User :   I had lomotil at home..can I use that instead
Doctor :   Yes You can use that 2-3 times day
Doctor :   You can use both Lomtil and BIFILAC
User :   ok fine.. I will have 1 tablet of lomotil..that is usually sufficient to control diarhoeae for me
Doctor :   OK
User :   So I will stop Azithromycin tablets..
User :   hopefully there are no side-effects of stopping anti-biotic mid-way
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Usually it is given for 3-5 days and you have taken for three days, Am I right?
User :   today is the 3rd day.,,. I did not take as yet..
User :   i took only 2 days
User :   Shall I take for 1 last time today then?
Doctor :   Take todays dose
Doctor :   and take Lomitil
User :   ok doctor.
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   It will get better
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting us
User :   ok.. thank you so much. Much appreciated
User :   Shall I end the chat session now?
Doctor :   Yes you can. I think I have cleared your Qs.
Doctor :   Please you fed back after the chat
Doctor :   BBye
User :   yes..thanks
Doctor :   Bye
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