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Jul 15, 2009

I recently have taked zithromax 600mg 2 pills once a week..for the past week I have been having sever stomach aches to the point I thought I was either having a heart attack or something of the such..constipation blood in stool head the any relation to the meds and my sickness?

Response from Dr. Henry

Azithromycin often causes bloating, gas, stomach cramps in patients so interpreting those symptoms requires a complete history and examination and/or knowledge about a given patient's clinical status including HIV history and other meds in order to assess if the symptoms are likely due to the azithromycin or if some other process is going on. KH

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