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Illness Frequently Blamed for Zithromax Side Effects

By Andrea Gressman

 

ZithromaxZithromax, also referred to as Azithromycin or Z-Pak, is one of the medical community’s favorite antibiotics to prescribe. The main reason it is so popular is because it has to be taken for less time than other antibiotics. So, instead of having to take an antibiotic for 10 days like you would have to with amoxicillin, the patient only has to take Zithromax or Z-Pak for 5 days. However, Zithromax still stays in the patients system for several days after they stop taking the medication.

Because of the strength of Zithromax there have been some severe side effects linked to the popular drug. But when many patients bring up the fact that they are experiencing these side effects their attention is adverted and they are sometimes told the side effects are being caused by something else. As a result, many Zithromax users go on to continue taking the antibiotic, making their symptoms even worse.

Zithromax Side Effects: Not as Rare as They are Made Out to Be

Although Zithromax and Z-Pak side effects are made out to be a rarity by the medical community and those who are Zithromax advocates, such as the drug manufacturer itself, they actually occur quite frequently. However, in many cases when the patient begins to complain about side effects they are told that it is not the Zithromax causing the issues and that it is likely the illness in which they were prescribed the drug to treat in the first place.

In one particular story, a patient stopped taking her Z-Pak only two days into her prescription. She reported “extreme agitation, nervousness” as well as “intense dreams.” She also described “depression with crying spells” as some of the Z-Pak side effects she experienced. Days after taking Zithromax, this 7th grade United States history teacher was still struggling with the side effect symptoms.

However, as there are many people just like this patient that are reaching out for help, many patients are left to feel helpless because they know something is wrong but no one will listen to them. In this particular instance the Zithromax patient was told that it was likely her illness that was causing her to experience her symptoms of depression and agitation.

Other side effects are not so easy to brush away. Zithromax, Z-Pak and azithromycin are also linked to cardiac problems such as heart attacks, as well as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) — severe allergic reactions to medication that can cause life-long injuries. All of these side effects can lead to death in extreme cases.

If you have experienced negative Z-Pak side effects like so many others out there have, there is help available. Many victims have had no choice but to file a Zithromax lawsuit in order to receive compensation to help pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

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Updated March 7th, 2013

 

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1 Comment

  • Christine Sachs March 10, 2013

    I have taken this medication two times in a years time and have suffered some memory loss and confusion

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