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    Condition: Other
    9/21/2011 9:54:42 AM

    Reviewer: glenn, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    i was bitten by a spider right above my ankle on leg and let started turning purple and pus was coming out, took 250 mg 3 times a day and used hydrocortisone on area which was about 3 by 5 inches infected, after last dose and using the hydrocortisone sympton is nearly gone will continue to use hrdrocortisone and if needed i will see doctor if it doesnt clear up completely, i think i will have some ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    8/10/2011 8:55:45 AM

    Reviewer: poppy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Prescribed for tooth abscess.Might do its job; but, I will never know. I have been sick since pill 3 of 40. I want to vomit just to get this stuff out of my system. I called the DDS and pharmacy this morning, ( no recall as yet ) because I can not take any more runs to the bathroom, gas, chest pains and upset stomach.

    Condition: Other
    3/28/2011 5:40:53 PM

    Reviewer: teenagedreamer, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this for a tooth abscess, I immediatly stopped taking it after a day and a half. It caused extreme stomach aches and chest pain and burning. Even if I ate with it, it would still hurt really bad! My mom took it for a UTI and she had the same problems. It makes you very sick! I don't reccomend it to anyone for anything! Azithromycin Z-pack works the best as an antibiotic. This Erythromyc ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    4/6/2010 10:36:27 AM

    Reviewer: Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was given this medication as a precaution to avoid an infection from a tooth extraction - I should have known when the pharmacy that I have been using for years didn't carry it. They said it's a "very old" medicine. It took 3 phone calls from my pharmicist to find someone who carried it. I had my tooth pulled 5 days ago & my gums are swollen & obviously infected. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    4/3/2010 5:09:50 AM

    Reviewer: user, 19-24 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started taking it for a wisdom tooth extraction that became infected. After the first day, I noticed small chest pains. By the end of that day I felt as if I had pulled a muscle in my chest, I went to the ER and got checked out, everything was fine, the doctor told me it wasn't because of the antibiotic. It's now the end of the next day and I can hardly breath or move an inch without ... Show Full Comment

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