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anonymous
02-11-2006, 09:10 PM
after almost two years of taking Zithromax I now have a warning label telling me not to consume any antacids within one hour. Does anyone have any insights on this, or was it a mislabel?? Hmm?

anonymous
02-11-2006, 09:10 PM
after almost two years of taking Zithromax I now have a warning label telling me not to consume any antacids within one hour. Does anyone have any insights on this, or was it a mislabel?? Hmm?

buggygurl321
02-11-2006, 09:30 PM
i take zithromax, and it has the same label. I'm not sure, but maybe it deactivates the antacid, or vice versa.

Katie

buggygurl321
02-11-2006, 09:30 PM
i take zithromax, and it has the same label. I'm not sure, but maybe it deactivates the antacid, or vice versa.

Katie

anonymous
02-11-2006, 09:33 PM
Yup. The pharmacist says three hours to be sure you're not neutralizing the effect of the antibiotic. The no-Maalox rule goes for other meds too, so check with each one. And no Maalox also means no prevacid, prilosec, etc. You really have to schedule out your day if you've got a bum gut.

anonymous
02-11-2006, 09:33 PM
Yup. The pharmacist says three hours to be sure you're not neutralizing the effect of the antibiotic. The no-Maalox rule goes for other meds too, so check with each one. And no Maalox also means no prevacid, prilosec, etc. You really have to schedule out your day if you've got a bum gut.

anonymous
02-11-2006, 09:39 PM
Actually thats the same with lots of antibiotics, whether the pharmacy puts the label on the bottle or not. You aren't supposed to take calcium or antiacids w/in 1 or 2 hours of fluoroquinolones, cipro, floxin, etc... I think I heard the same thing about not taking iron supplements w/in 1 or 2 hours....and for that matter, not taking many of the oral antibiotics we take with milk. My doctor said it doesn't totally negate its effectiveness, it just blocks some of the absorption, or binds some of the med, but its still somewhat effective, just not the best thing to do.

anonymous
02-11-2006, 09:39 PM
Actually thats the same with lots of antibiotics, whether the pharmacy puts the label on the bottle or not. You aren't supposed to take calcium or antiacids w/in 1 or 2 hours of fluoroquinolones, cipro, floxin, etc... I think I heard the same thing about not taking iron supplements w/in 1 or 2 hours....and for that matter, not taking many of the oral antibiotics we take with milk. My doctor said it doesn't totally negate its effectiveness, it just blocks some of the absorption, or binds some of the med, but its still somewhat effective, just not the best thing to do.

anonymous
02-11-2006, 10:39 PM
thanks for all your input. I am so glad I was told about these things by the CF pharmasist!! well I have an appointment on Monday, guess who is going to hear a few things.

anonymous
02-11-2006, 10:39 PM
thanks for all your input. I am so glad I was told about these things by the CF pharmasist!! well I have an appointment on Monday, guess who is going to hear a few things.

anonymous
02-12-2006, 12:03 AM
Wow. So, when Reilly is on Cipro, no Prevacid for 1-3 hours? What a hassle. Thanks for the heads up!

anonymous
02-12-2006, 12:03 AM
Wow. So, when Reilly is on Cipro, no Prevacid for 1-3 hours? What a hassle. Thanks for the heads up!

JazzysMom
02-12-2006, 12:59 AM
Mine always says no ant acids & I could have sworn at one point is also had no iron, but I am not sure. I always wondered out we are suppose to arrange things, but for the most part if I take my prevacid at lunch time it doesnt cut into my oral antibiotics since I take them a.m. & p.m.

JazzysMom
02-12-2006, 12:59 AM
Mine always says no ant acids & I could have sworn at one point is also had no iron, but I am not sure. I always wondered out we are suppose to arrange things, but for the most part if I take my prevacid at lunch time it doesnt cut into my oral antibiotics since I take them a.m. & p.m.

JBUCCA
02-12-2006, 02:23 AM
i dont think it a problem , the worst it could do is lesson the effect of one med... it wont harm you... i take so many pills i dont even read the labels no more, they seen to be wrking

JBUCCA
02-12-2006, 02:23 AM
i dont think it a problem , the worst it could do is lesson the effect of one med... it wont harm you... i take so many pills i dont even read the labels no more, they seen to be wrking

anonymous
02-12-2006, 02:40 AM
Yes, i just noticed the same thing..Kait was just on Cipro and it says no antacids within a 2 hour period... I never noticed this before now.

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anonymous
02-12-2006, 02:40 AM
Yes, i just noticed the same thing..Kait was just on Cipro and it says no antacids within a 2 hour period... I never noticed this before now.

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blindhearted
02-12-2006, 04:24 AM
I take zithromax as well and have the same label as well as an additional warning not to take iron or dairy products within one hour of the medicine. I believe it lessons the effect of the antibiotic. So basically you dont get the full effect of, it just partical. I am like Jenn, I dont read the labels much anymore either.

blindhearted
02-12-2006, 04:24 AM
I take zithromax as well and have the same label as well as an additional warning not to take iron or dairy products within one hour of the medicine. I believe it lessons the effect of the antibiotic. So basically you dont get the full effect of, it just partical. I am like Jenn, I dont read the labels much anymore either.

anonymous
02-13-2006, 08:21 PM
If any of you take Magnesium supplements the same holds true that you should not take them within 6 hrs. of taking antibiotics because they counteract antibiotics. I just don't take my magnesium at all when I am on antibiotics.

anonymous
02-13-2006, 08:21 PM
If any of you take Magnesium supplements the same holds true that you should not take them within 6 hrs. of taking antibiotics because they counteract antibiotics. I just don't take my magnesium at all when I am on antibiotics.

anonymous
02-13-2006, 08:39 PM
hey all
im in ireland and no such warning is on any of my meds. im on iron tablets and calcium and zithromax and regulary on cipro, this is the 1st i've heard of this. will look into this here in ireland

anonymous
02-13-2006, 08:39 PM
hey all
im in ireland and no such warning is on any of my meds. im on iron tablets and calcium and zithromax and regulary on cipro, this is the 1st i've heard of this. will look into this here in ireland

anonymous
02-13-2006, 08:55 PM
is zantac an antiacid?

anonymous
02-13-2006, 08:55 PM
is zantac an antiacid?

spicyone18
02-13-2006, 09:06 PM
This is interesting...right now I am in hospital and when they give me my morning pills they give me my nexium and zithro at the same time....

spicyone18
02-13-2006, 09:06 PM
This is interesting...right now I am in hospital and when they give me my morning pills they give me my nexium and zithro at the same time....

anonymous
02-14-2006, 03:07 PM
I was told by a pharm.. that antacid means tums/milk of magnesia. prevacid/prilocec/omeprozole doen't count

anonymous
02-14-2006, 03:07 PM
I was told by a pharm.. that antacid means tums/milk of magnesia. prevacid/prilocec/omeprozole doen't count

Mockingbird
02-14-2006, 11:06 PM
<blockquote>Quote<br><hr><i>Originally posted by: <b>Anonymous</b></i><br>is zantac an antiacid?<hr></blockquote>

Not exactly. An antacid simply neutralizes stomach acid, while meds like Zantac (which are actually acid/histamine-H2 blockers) prevent the body from releasing acid into the stomach in the first place.

The reason they say not to take antacid with antibiotics is because most antacids have magnesium in them. Magnesium is what makes the antibiotics ineffective.

Acid blockers like zantac and proton pump inhibitors like prevacid, nexium, and prilosec don't contain magnesium, so there is no problem taking them with antibiotics.

Mockingbird
02-14-2006, 11:06 PM
<blockquote>Quote<br><hr><i>Originally posted by: <b>Anonymous</b></i><br>is zantac an antiacid?<hr></blockquote>

Not exactly. An antacid simply neutralizes stomach acid, while meds like Zantac (which are actually acid/histamine-H2 blockers) prevent the body from releasing acid into the stomach in the first place.

The reason they say not to take antacid with antibiotics is because most antacids have magnesium in them. Magnesium is what makes the antibiotics ineffective.

Acid blockers like zantac and proton pump inhibitors like prevacid, nexium, and prilosec don't contain magnesium, so there is no problem taking them with antibiotics.

anonymous
02-15-2006, 12:41 AM
The doc and the pharmacist both told me proton-pump inhibitors rendered the oral antibiotics less effective and to take them apart from one another. But a little research turns up studies that found PPIs and azithromycin actually work synergistically against certain stomach bacteria and possibly against other bacteria. A little talkin'-to might be necessary.

anonymous
02-15-2006, 12:41 AM
The doc and the pharmacist both told me proton-pump inhibitors rendered the oral antibiotics less effective and to take them apart from one another. But a little research turns up studies that found PPIs and azithromycin actually work synergistically against certain stomach bacteria and possibly against other bacteria. A little talkin'-to might be necessary.

gsplover
02-15-2006, 07:27 PM
My sister is a pharmacist. The reason not to do this is the Zithromax will harden with the calcium in your stomach. Not a good thing. Make sure you don't take anything with calcium in it 1 hour before and 2 hours after.

gsplover
02-15-2006, 07:27 PM
My sister is a pharmacist. The reason not to do this is the Zithromax will harden with the calcium in your stomach. Not a good thing. Make sure you don't take anything with calcium in it 1 hour before and 2 hours after.

gsplover
02-15-2006, 07:29 PM
Oh yeah, it is okay to take Nexium, Zantac or priloxac(?) because those are acid blockers or reducers. There is no calcium in them.

gsplover
02-15-2006, 07:29 PM
Oh yeah, it is okay to take Nexium, Zantac or priloxac(?) because those are acid blockers or reducers. There is no calcium in them.

anonymous
02-15-2006, 07:30 PM
Does that mean dairy products or just calcium type antacids?

anonymous
02-15-2006, 07:30 PM
Does that mean dairy products or just calcium type antacids?

gsplover
02-15-2006, 07:40 PM
I don't take dairy products around the same time either. She said it is better to be safe than sorry.

gsplover
02-15-2006, 07:40 PM
I don't take dairy products around the same time either. She said it is better to be safe than sorry.