Once again I found myself sitting in the doctor’s office with my son and a rack full of bland magazines. Tryouts for the baseball team were in their second week and he was in the middle of a fully blown upper respiratory reaction. We were given a prescription for the synthetic antibiotic, Zithromax, which works by stopping the growth of bacteria throughout the body. It’s like the ultimate neutron bomb for bacteria. The doctor, our archival family physician finished his exam, wrote up a prescription and wished Chase well as we left. There was no discussion of his adrenal system, respiration issues, possible immune deficiencies, his digestive system or nutritional imbalances. Just a prescription drug with a laundry list of side effects.
Back then, I never stopped to check Z-Pak’s side effects, which listed nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, tiredness, headache, and/or itchy skin rash. Not to mention a warning related to “abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that could lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm.” As a parent, my intentions were all in the right place, but I failed to do my homework on this antibiotic. My son’s allergies continued to flair up season after season… the answer? More Z-Pak.
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