Zithromax ? for baby 8 mth old ?

has any one had to give there child this before. and is it okay for a 8 mth old

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    *rolls eyes* Yeah sure medications prescribed by doctors are alwasy safe *cough* Thalidomide *cough*

    http://pediatrics.about.com/od/antibiotic1/p/05_zi...

    What Zithromax Is Used For:

    In children, Zithromax can be used to treat acute otitis media (ear infections), community acquired pneumonia, and pharyngitis or tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (strep throat). Keep in mind that zithromax is not usually considered to be a first line antibiotic though. For example, penicillin should usually be used for strep throat, and zithromax is used only if a child is allergic to penicillin. And the AAP recommends Amoxil as the first line drug for ear infections.

    Zithromax Facts:

    Zithromax is often used off-label for many other mild to moderate Pediatric infections that are caused by susceptible bacteria, including sinus infections (sinusitis), Cat Scratch Disease, chronic bronchitis with a secondary bacterial infection, walking pneumonia, and pertussis.

    Other facts about Amoxil:

    * the trade name for zithromax is azithromycin

    * Zithromax is a type of macrolide antibiotic

    * Zithromax is a good choice for children who are allergic to penicillin

    * Zithromax can be taken either with or without food

    * although the suspension is not generic yet, it is actually a little less expensive than many other brand name antibiotics and usually retails for just under $40

    [...]

    What You Need To Know:

    Although approved for use in children, the 'safety and effectiveness in the treatment of pediatric patients' ... 'under 6 months of age have not been established' for zithromax

    http://www.drugs.com/pro/zithromax.html

    Pediatric Use

    In controlled clinical studies, azithromycin has been administered to pediatric patients ranging in age from 6 months to 12 years. For information regarding the use of Zithromax (azithromycin for oral suspension) in the treatment of pediatric patients, please refer to the INDICATIONS AND USAGE and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION sections of the prescribing information for Zithromax (azithromycin for oral suspension) 100 mg/5 mL and 200 mg/5 mL bottles.

    [...]

    Warnings

    Rare serious allergic reactions, including angioedema and anaphylaxis, have been reported rarely in patients on azithromycin therapy. (See CONTRAINDICATIONS.) Despite initially successful symptomatic treatment of the allergic symptoms, when symptomatic therapy was discontinued, the allergic symptoms recurred soon thereafter in some patients without further azithromycin exposure. These patients required prolonged periods of observation and symptomatic treatment. The relationship of these episodes to the long tissue half-life of azithromycin and subsequent prolonged exposure to antigen is unknown at present.

    If an allergic reaction occurs, the drug should be discontinued and appropriate therapy should be instituted. Physicians should be aware that reappearance of the allergic symptoms may occur when symptomatic therapy is discontinued.

    Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia. Studies indicate that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of "antibiotic-associated colitis."

    After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established, therapeutic measures should be initiated. Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to discontinuation of the drug alone. In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation, and treatment with an antibacterial drug clinically effective against Clostridium difficile colitis.

    http://www.rxlist.com/zithromax-drug.htm#

    SIDE EFFECTS

    In clinical trials, most of the reported side effects were mild to moderate in severity and were reversible upon discontinuation of the drug. Potentially serious side effects of angioedema and cholestatic jaundice were reported rarely. Approximately 0.7% of the patients (adults and pediatric patients) from the 5-day multiple-dose clinical trials discontinued ZITHROMAX (azithromycin) therapy because of treatment-related side effects. In adults given 500 mg/day for 3 days, the discontinuation rate due to treatment-related side effects was 0.6%. In clinical trials in pediatric patients given 30 mg/kg, either as a single dose or over 3 days, discontinuation from the trials due to treatment-related side effects was approximately 1%. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.) Most of the side effects leading to discontinuation were related to the gastrointestinal tract, e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. (See CLINICAL STUDIES IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS.)

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    7 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it is okay for an 8 month old baby...it is an antibiotic and my oldest is allergic to penicillin so she had to have Zithromax...it is a good antibiotic cause they are usually only on it for 5 days instead 10-14 days like most others

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR BABY!!!!! If you do, she will never let you see the child. Let her take you to court, if the things you say are true, she will have a hard time proving you unfit. The courts are not stupid, they will see through her bs. Just hang tight and get a good lawyer. Women tend to think they are better for the child then men, not the case. You just need to keep the mentality that even though you can no longer be husband and wife, you can still be mom and dad. Keep that mantra in mind, the courts will eat it up.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Do not give up your son! If she is that troubled, he needs to have at least one stable parent in his life. And if you do give him up and she's that awful, he may very well blame you later in life for abandoning him to be raised by her. Children need their fathers, sounds like your son more than some, and you sound like a good father. Don't worry about not being recognized by your son anymore, he's still just a baby and will remember Daddy when you get custody.

  • Jen
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Was it prescribed by the pediatrician? If so, it will be fine. If you have any concerns about it, call the dr back and go over your fears. If it wasn't prescribed specifically for the child, then no.

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