Antibiotics : Hello all 🙂 some of... - Lung Conditions C...

Lung Conditions Community Forum

52,951 members63,883 posts


Steve4666 profile image
14 Replies

Hello all 🙂 some of advice please . I’ve been taking azithromycin 250mg, 3 times a week since December. I’ve been prescribed Co Amoxicillin for a mild chest infection, but i forget to ask the Dr whether I should still take the Azithromycin as usual or stop until I’ve completed the Co Amoxicillin. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Steve

14 Replies
Lol1944 profile image

I was advised to stop the azithromycin whilst taking antibiotics for exacerbation, also I would say that at times of hospital attention I have been told co amoxicillin is next to useless.

teddyd profile image
teddyd in reply to Lol1944

I have always been told to stop azithromycin what ever other antibiotics I have been prescribed. Pharmacist or call GP to clarify what is best for you. I hope you are feeling better soon.

sassy59 profile image

I’ve just asked Pete and he says he carries on with Azithromycin unless taking Ciprofloxacin for a chest infection. Pete has taken Coamoxicillin in the past but not for chest infection. Xxx

Bevvy profile image

Suggest you speak to your pharmacist who will be best placed to advise on medications.

Patk1 profile image

As Bevvy says is best.i m on daily azithromycin twice a day.i used to take both these+ other rescue antibiotic but was too harsh on stomach,so i now stop the azithromycin til course is finished

Danielmystar profile image

Hi I take them every day but my doctor told me to stop when taking other antibiotics but I was in hospital last November they had me still taking them daily along with other antibiotics but i would at chemist or doctors .

B0xermad profile image

Hi Steve I did stop azithromycin originally but since then I take both due to being getting pneumonia twice and doctors said fine to continue azithromycin while having a 7 day course.

LissacFrance profile image

Keep taking the Azithro. My wife has just had an eye op and took Amoxicillin for 5 days before and 3 days following the op as well as the Azithro. Azithro works not only as an antibiotic but also anti-inflammatory. Eye op looks to be a success and breathing getting better with her 3x per week physio. Good luck, take care, Chris.

Lfcpremier profile image

My consultant tells me always to continue even when on othe antibiotics. 👍

garshe profile image

I was advised by my Respiratory team to stop the Azithromycin when on emergency antibiotics dont need both xxSheila 💕

Patf1 profile image

Hi Steve I was told by my GP to continue to take Azithromycin when on any other antibiotic. I mentioned this at my consultant's appointment and she said that I should definitely stop taking the Azithromycin. She wrote to the GP to tell them that this is the case. I hope that you feel better soon. best wishes. Pat.

leo60 profile image

And I was told to stop! 🤷 😂 I think a call to the pharmacy or doctors is in order ! xx

Caspiana profile image

Hello Steve. I think we are all pretty well versed in our medication and what to take and not to take but we have no idea what anyone else should be doing. I would advise contacting your chemists. I think this is case by case. Best wishes. 🙂👋

helenlw7 profile image

I was told to stop the azithromycin while on other antibiotics

You may also like...