Zithromac!

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  1. SpirivaSunrise

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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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    man, shoulda learned my kanji :(
     
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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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    hmmm.. do you look like your avatar??





     
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    That's only for a select few special people (i.e. not you) to know.

    lol...why? :p
     
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    What are they saying on the bottom right after taking the tabs...about going to the pharmacy or hospital?
     
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    Once in a while I have racing thoughts and say random stuff..
     
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    I would think it's showing that it can be used at home or hospital.
     
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    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've said this many times in my life and will continue to do so:

    lol, Japan.
     
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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).
     
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    She kinda does. She takes nice care of her eyebrows. Frighteningly symmetrical.
     
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    Haha! Who doesn't have symmetrical eyebrows?
     
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    No, no, FRIGHTENINGLY symmetrical, there is a difference.
     
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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. :)
     
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    The half life of that junk is like 5 million years or something...
     
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    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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    Cool!
     
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    No...but its effects last for a while...
     
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    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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    Too bad it starts off bacteriostatic..
     
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    Ain't it a shame. Don't worry Z...I'm not trying to steal your patented ZPack thunder!

    Nice new disclaimer, btw!
     
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    Flight of ideas? Tsk tsk. :smuggrin:
     
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    Heh..look what I found. :smuggrin:

     
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    Do you look like your avatar?
     
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    If I did, I'd be a millionaire, but I'm should I could replicate it. After all I have a left shoulder, so I just need hair extensions, hair dye, and some chiffon.
     
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    Ouch. Painful and time consuming.

    I'll just continue going au natural, merci beaucoup.
     
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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....
     
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    How quickly you forget.
     
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    Remember, he's the old geezer beggin' for sildenafil in the water down in The Villages. :smuggrin:
     
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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?


    Posted via Mobile BlackBerry Device
     
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    Candy is worth $.50, right?
     
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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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    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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    Oh yeah??? Ok then.. 2 fathers and 2 sons go out to eat...... :smuggrin:
     
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    Or what weighs more...5kg of cotton or 5kg of steel?:smuggrin:
     
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    Easy. The middle person had a sex change. :smuggrin:
     
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    They both weigh 5 kg. :rolleyes:
     
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    So now who's the one with random thoughts.
     
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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...
     
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    Man, you guys have mad threadjacking skillz...:laugh:

    Merry Christmas, by the way.
     
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    Now it's time to go kick butt in foosball.

    You too!!!
     
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    Don't you worry about my golf score!
     
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    I need more trees than The Villages can offer..
     
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    So you live in tejas?
     
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    East TexASS certainly has more trees than West TexASS. :smuggrin:
     
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    I golf often in Arkansas.. lots of trees and hills.
     
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    Greers Ferry area?
     
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