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Beth Kiefer (@mrf5629)

Ever Discouraged Not To Take Antibiotics?

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Nov 9, 2021 | Replies (37)

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Sue and Beth, my dr at Mayo said to stay away from zpaks, he retired, and the dr that replaced him said the same thing. There are other effective broad spectrum antibiotics that will work instead. Their reasoning being, like you said Sue, is they don't want you to become resistant to the zpa, (Azithromycin). It is considered a 'Big Gun' in the antibiotic field, and the Mayo docs believe it should be used as a last resort treatment up the road should you become resistant to all other antibiotics.

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Thank you Terri. So am I understanding correctly that your doctor does prescribe an antibiotic when you have an infection, just not ZPak? My physician is at Mayo also. The first one I saw had me use ZPak but the one I gave now, who is not a physician on staff, doesn’t want me to use it and has prescribed nothing else.