Does anyone have experience with taking Zithromax or a similar antibiotic and it's effect if any on your platelet count?
Unfortunately, I have bronchitis and my Internist wants me to take Zithromax. I am concerned as to what it might do to my counts.
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Assuming Zithromax is the US name for Azithromycin then it is the antibiotic my haemo recommends.
I've taken it 4 times in the last 7 years and it has never affected my platelet count.
Long time ago, my first haemo believed i had a relationship between staphilococus infection and itp. I was at antbiotics several times and staphilococus disappeared during a time...and my platelets increased a little...
So maybe you will help at least for a short period of time, your immune system
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