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Diarrhea after completing Z-PACK for BRONCHITIS.

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on Friday I was diagnosed with bronchitis and was prescribed a z-pack. I finished the last dose today at 3pm. About 15 minutes after dinner which was at 6:30pm I had a bad case of diarrhea. what could it be?

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
The diarrhea seems unrelated to your previous history of bronchitis and the medicines you used.
Did you eat any outside food? Or any recent change in diet?
How many episodes did you have?
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

I did eat some grilled chicken and macaroni and cheese 15 minutes before that episode I've had no other episodes no fever today or any other symptoms and I have no past medical history

It is unrelated to your previous bronchitis.
It sounds more like acute gastroenteritis, and if there was only one episode then no further management is required.
You can take Tab. Loperamide to stop the frequency in case it happens again. However if there is development of fever then you will need antibiotics. Watch out for crampy abdominal pain, fever and increase in the frequency.
Do get back to me if that happens,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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