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So, I'm a self-admitted pharmacy dork.

My parents live in Tokyo now and brought a bunch of things back home for the holidays. But of course, this had to be by far my favorite...it's Japanese Azithromycin! (Looks like a Tri-Pak?)

Thought I'd share with all you other fellow pharmacy geeks! ;)



 
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I can read kanji. It's same as Chinese. I still can't understand all the directions written on "Zithromac" (it should be funnier if it was called zithromaca...hehe) . I'm missing the other two syllabic scripts: Hiragana and Katakana
 
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So, I'm a self-admitted pharmacy dork.

My parents live in Tokyo now and brought a bunch of things back home for the holidays. But of course, this had to be by far my favorite...it's Japanese Azithromycin! (Looks like a Tri-Pak?)

Thought I'd share with all you other fellow pharmacy geeks! ;)



 
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I can read kanji. It's same as Chinese. I still can't understand all the directions written on "Zithromac" (it should be funnier if it was called zithromaca...hehe) . I'm missing the other two syllabic scripts: Hiragana and Katakana

What are they saying on the bottom right after taking the tabs...about going to the pharmacy or hospital?
 

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What are they saying on the bottom right after taking the tabs...about going to the pharmacy or hospital?

I'm not 100% sure but I think the bottom right refers the patient to speak to (xiang tan = to converse with) his or her doctor(yi shi), dentists(ya ke yi shi), and pharmacists (yao ji shi) if the patient has any questions regarding his or her medication.

While I'm at it. The top left says to take the medication within a span of three days and the effect of the medication should work in 7 days.

someone correct me if I'm wrong.

SpirivaSunrise, does your parents read Japanese? Maybe they might know the answer to your question. I can read Chinese at a second grade level. Good enough to get by on reading a Chinese newspaper and make out the meanings to a few kanji characters.
 
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I'm not 100% sure but I think the bottom right refers the patient to speak to (xiang dan = to converse with) his or her doctor(yi shi), dentists(ya ke yi shi), and pharmacists (yao ji shi) if the patient has any questions regarding his or her medication.

While I'm at it. The top left says to take the medication within a span of three days and the effect of the medication should work in 7 days.

someone correct me if I'm wrong.

SpirivaSunrise, does your parents read Japanese? Maybe they might know the answer to your question. I can read Chinese at a second grade level. Good enough to get by on reading a Chinese newspaper and make out the meanings to a few kanji characters.

No, they don't speak/read it as they've only been there a few months.

Sounds like you'd get by pretty well though!

I originally thought it was a Z-Pak with the 6 x 250 mg tabs. But it definitely looks like the 3-day course. (FYI, azithromycin remains bacteriostatic much longer than that, which is what they're illustrating).
 
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No, they don't speak/read it as they've only been there a few months.

Sounds like you'd get by pretty well though!

I originally thought it was a Z-Pak with the 6 x 250 mg tabs. But it definitely looks like the 3-day course. (FYI, azithromycin remains bacteriostatic much longer than that, which is what they're illustrating).

Thank you but I still have so much to learn. I hope to learn to write proficiently in Chinese in the near future.

Regarding Z-pak and Tri-pak, are you saying azithromycin generally remains bacteriostatic (or to limit the growth of bacteria) longer than 3 days?

I really need to get into pharmacy school so I can easily comprehend the specifics discussed in the pharmacy threads. For now, I'll just google it and ask questions. one step at a time. :)
 

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Thank you but I still have so much to learn. I hope to learn to write proficiently in Chinese in the near future.

Regarding Z-pak and Tri-pak, are you saying azithromycin generally remains bacteriostatic (or to limit the growth of bacteria) longer than 3 days?

I really need to get into pharmacy school so I can easily comprehend the specifics discussed in the pharmacy threads. For now, I'll just google it and ask questions. one step at a time. :)

The half life of that junk is like 5 million years or something...
 

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The half life of that junk is like 5 million years or something...


Half life of azithromycin is 5 million years? wow

You're kidding, right? (sorry I'm very gullible)

Not trying to get too technical on ya but I just googled the topic. It says the half life of azithromycin is 68 hours or a little over two days. no?
 

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Bottom right area basically says that if you go to another pharmacy or hospital to share the fact that you are taking "Zithromac," and to see your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist if you don't feel better in 4 days, have side effects, or have any questions.
 

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Haha! Who doesn't have symmetrical eyebrows?

Looks like I'm not the only who've fallen for her... I mean her avatar! :laugh:

'SpirivaSunrise' tickles me. :love:

I love smart women!
To answer her ?ion from another thread: Right now I want my other half to be a pharmacist! Hint hint... Nuclear pharmacist! :xf:

Oh! And we both love the Gators!

 
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What about you? Rocking the skinny pink look with long lanky tail lately? I hear that's in this winter...

Or are you still stuck in the one eye larger than the other, bouncing strigiformes-look? Because that's soooo last year....

How could I forget the hat! In that case, I know exactly who I'll be looking for...


How quickly you forget.
 
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Here's your Christmas riddle for the day (it's an easy one; I'm lying by the pool solving the ones in the paper...I liked this one):

A beautiful box of holiday candy costs $20. If the box is valued at $19 more than the candy, what is the candy worth?


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Here's your Christmas riddle for the day (it's an easy one; I'm lying by the pool solving the ones in the paper...I liked this one):

A beautiful box of holiday candy costs $20. If the box is valued at $19 more than the candy, what is the candy worth?


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That's not a riddle. It's simple algebra.

X + Y = 20

X = Y + 19

(Y + 19) + Y = 20

2Y = 20 - 19

2Y = 1

Y = 0.5

X = 20 - 0.5 = 19.5
 

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Riddle is something like this.

2 mothers and 2 daughters go out to eat and everyone eats a burger. But on the bill, only 3 burgers are charged. Why.. very simple yet this is a riddle.
 

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Riddle is something like this.

2 mothers and 2 daughters go out to eat and everyone eats a burger. But on the bill, only 3 burgers are charged. Why.. very simple yet this is a riddle.

Because there are only 3 people -- a grandmother (who is a mother), her daughter (who is a daughter and a mother), and her daughter.
 
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That's not a riddle. It's simple algebra.

X + Y = 20

X = Y + 19

(Y + 19) + Y = 20

2Y = 20 - 19

2Y = 1

Y = 0.5

X = 20 - 0.5 = 19.5

Whateverrrrr...they called it a riddle in the paper. Just consider it a test to make sure you're not too old and senile to do 6th grade math then. ;)

And sounds like you should still be able to keep track of your golf score...
 

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Man, you guys have mad threadjacking skillz...:laugh:

Merry Christmas, by the way.
 

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Whateverrrrr...they called it a riddle in the paper. Just consider it a test to make sure you're not too old and senile to do 6th grade math then. ;)

And sounds like you should still be able to keep track of your golf score...

Don't you worry about my golf score!
 
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