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2/24/11 4:46 P

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I will be sending great thoughts your way to help you feel better!!! Take care and follow those orders from your Dr.

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2/24/11 12:28 P

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Get your rest, emoticon drink plenty of fluids emoticon and have a great time at the concert. Feel better now, you hear! emoticon emoticon

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2/24/11 9:40 A

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Thyanks Ladies, Yeah i have an infection and was put on Macrobid, it still afftects the warfarin but not as much as cipro. the cold i have he said is viral and not bacterial. so i just gotta hang in there, but on top of everything i have my cycle too, so now im sick, have an infection and major cramps. needless to say i feel like crap today. But i gotta feel better by tomorrow night, its date night and we are going to see George Lopez live at the Hard Rock. Im excited but I hope i can stay awake, the antibioctics got me feeling so sick emoticon

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Absolutely talk to your attending physican before using anything. Coworkers and even family mean well, but they don't always know the ramifications of taking stuff while on blood thinners.


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2/22/11 11:01 P

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A Z pack is an antibiotic called Zithromycin. If you have a cold, it is most likely a virus. Antibiotic work on bacteria only. We are developing massive resistant bugs because we do overuse them, in our chicken, beef, pork, etc as well as taking them they aren't helpful.

I was put on Cipro (another antibiotic) for a urinary infection and when my INR was tested 4 days later, it had gone from 3.0 to 7.8 Needless to say I was taken off warfrin for a few days and it took almost a year to get re-regulated. I am now a steady 3.4 to 3.5 and stay away from antibiotic if possible.

I hope this helps answer some of your questions. Good luck at the Dr. appt tomorrow.

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2/22/11 6:13 P

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Okay DK, could you explain to us what it is then? I've not heard of it before and zinc was all I could think of as to what it might be.
Thanks, I appreciate your input.

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2/22/11 4:04 P

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I have been on the Z pack for bronchitis and have not had any issues.

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Thanks, I see my doctor tomorrow so i will get more info about it. Im not sure what a zpack is either but i know that all my coworkers is on it b/c what ever i have, everyone in this office has had it at least once. LoL. Thanks again.

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Hi Tash...
I don't know what a "z-pack" is, unless it's got to do with zinc. As for antibiotics, yes they do interfere with warfarin, but your doctor would just need to perhaps take an extra check on your INR. Personally, my dr doesn't make changes because he doesn't "micro manage" my warfarin. When you're off the medicine again your levels would more than likely go back to normal. Check with your dr whenever you're not sure about interactions. Of course he would be giving you the rx for an antibiotic anyway, right! Antibiotics, as you must know, are not used for a common cold, they wouldn't work, so you must have something other than that to need antibiotics. If your coworkers are suggesting a z-pack, they are probably suggesting something like ColdEze which contains zinc. That's not a good thing to take when on blood thinners (warfarin). I'm not sure about Plavix, if that's what you're one. Again, check with your dr.!

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I have a cold, and my coworkers are telling me i should get a z-pack (anti-boitics i believe) I have an appointment set up for tomorrow, but i wanted opinions. is there a know reaction to taking both? anyone know of anything about taking both?

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