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Antibiotics Overview

Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are a type of antimicrobial[1] drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.[2][3] They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity.[4][5] Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza, and their inappropriate use allows the emergence of resistant organisms.[2][6] Drugs which inhibit viruses are termed antiviral drugs or ...

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I am suffering from Fever and shivering, body ache, cold cough and running nose. Doctor has prescribed LEVOMAC 500mg. whats r the side effect of this medicine. ## Levomac contains the active ingredient Levofloxacin, an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## Dr prescribed Levomac 250 ## Taking prescription like R-CINEX, KOXI 800, BENADON, PROTEIN POWDER & NEGODIANE ELIXIR from last three months.Right now there was pain in chest so CT scan was suggested.So later LEVOMAC 250 was added in prescription. CT scan reports show enlarged partly necrotic lympnodes with tiny centrilobular nodules in apical segment of right upper lobe of lung. Is this showing...
Updated 1 minute ago in Levofloxacin.
ear infection drops question about Neomycin & Polymyxin B Sulfates & Hydrocortisone Otic Liquid Solution
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I went to a clinic this past wednesday & had a massive ball of wax removed from my right ear & the pain in my right ear has subsided. Now my left ear feels like its full, clogged & hurts on & off since wednesday but 2 doctors in that clinic assured me there's no wax in my left ear BUT that my left middle inner ear has "supposed" fluid in it that needs to dry OUT. So I was prescribed amoxicillin 2x a day for 10 days & prednisone 40mg a day for 4 days ((to dry out my left ear, which steroid makes no sense to dry my ear out anyway??)). Well amoxicillin I am fine with but the prednisone left me with the worst acid reflux (since I'm an acid reflux sufferer), awful hives from head to toe, & was shaking horrificly like a leaf because I took prednisone fo...
Updated 4 hours ago in Neomycin.
Violent reaction to Nitrofurantoin
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I am 82 and had UTI from the 1st of April. By 16th April , not better, I needed to start on my third lot of Nitrofurantoin. That day I became very ill. My symptoms lasted three days and nights. Every joint was aching. My arm was as sore as if I had bumped it. I hadn't. It hurt to turn my eyes. I had trigeminal pains and my head was aching. I was being sick although I had an empty stomach.the frightening thing was I was shuddering so violently. my arms were jerking uncontrollably. I have never felt so weak and exhausted. The day I stopped taking the medication was the day those symptoms subsided leaving me totally exhausted and weak. How long will it take to get over this. I am taking my last doses of Pivmecillinam today and can tell that the Cystitis has gone , but I am so short of ...
Updated 8 hours ago in Nitrofurantoin.
can ciprofloxacin be used to treat tooth infections
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I was prescribed ciprofloxacin for five days by my dentist and on the forth day I suddenly developed severe lower back pain, and generalized aches and pain which have lasted for past month and only gradually beginning to subside. I only suspected the ciproxin when a friend was taking it for chest infection and developed pain in Achilles tendon and is finding it difficult to walk. ## I was prescribed ciprofloxin hcl 500 mg tabs for a tooth infection. So far I have taken 3 tabs. At this time I have had no side effects. ## Hi, Nancy! How are feeling? It is a known side effect that some antibiotics can cause tendonitis in some people that take them and achilles tendonitis is the most frequent one known to occur. As to the symptoms you experienced, those aren't normal, especially lasting...
Updated 11 hours ago in Ciprofloxacin.
what is trivenz used for
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Hi I'm taking purbac and trivenz as a part of my treatment, but I'm losing weight and I'm HIV positive. ## Hi my partner he's using trivenz after sleeping with another partner should I will be worried Mbesh
Updated 12 hours ago in Purbac.
Drinking while Taking Sulfameth tmp
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can you have a few cocktails while taking this med? ## Sulfamethoxazole with Trimethoprim is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. For this class of medications, you are warned against the use of alcohol, because it can aggravate the side effects, such as: nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. This could cause you to become impaired much faster than usual, for instance, you may act as if you are completely drunk, after just 2 drinks, where as it may normally take you 4 or 5 to even feel tipsy. Are there any comments or questions? ## I had alcohol while on sulfameth/tmp and did not read warning label. Now I realize that is a big problem. How long does nausea etc. usually last?
Updated 14 hours ago in Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim, SMX-TMP.
Can I take Clindamycin and Cefuroxime at the same time?
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I just started taking Clindamycin and I'm on my third day. And Cefuroxime Axetil was recently prescribed to me this day after routine check up. I really forgot to mention I was taking it Clindamycin for Acne. So I'll finish my drug regimen first with Clindamycin and then Cefuroxime Axetil After. Although they have different uses. I'm worried of drug resistant. Am I making the right decision. Going back to the doctor is such a hassle with time. ## Yes, you can take them both, if your doctor has instructed you to do so. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash, Are you on any other medications? ## No just these two. Thank you for replying. And I had just discovered that I was alle...
Updated 16 hours ago in Clindamycin.
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uses of trivosit ## what is trisovit? and there uses? ## I want to know what is trisovit... If it's phased-out, what is it's replacement ## Trisovit, phased-out? why? ## just want to know what is the replacement for trisovit? ## is trisovit available in all drug stores ## i want to know what is trisovit? ## How much this vitamins trisovit syrup ## i also used to take trisovit prescribe by my doctor for weak lungs..trisovit is a multivitamins for weak lungs or pulmonary problems..i can find it in any drug store now..they said it is already phase out? Do you know what is the replacement for TRISOVIT? ## Trisovit is a INH with Multivitamin combined preparations which is Mostes prescribe for weak lungs.p ## Please i want trisovit we used to take this vitamins as prescribed during ou...
Updated 17 hours ago in INH.
Eryocin 250 for Syphilis
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I have suffered from Syphilis now for the 8th year. Please advise me on what I can do for treatment? Will Eryocin 250 help? I'm worried. ## Has a doctor diagnosed you as having syphilis? Did they tell you take this medication? Generally, in modern times this condition is easy to treat an eradicate. It does not usually linger for so many years. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects of most antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 19 hours ago in Erythromycin.
staph infection
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I am 24 yo diagnosed with folliculitis, many boils on head ,one on eyelid got swollen enough enought to close it, even got swollen lymph nodes on jaw line, boils on buttocks also, started taking 3 tablet in a day augmentin625gm 4days ago, it stopped the pain and swelling almost 90 percent but still got a new small bump, mY question 1. Is what if the infection got resistant and long is required the taking of antibiotic or 3.if i have to change augmentin it ok to change Augmentin to other antibiotic, 5. Antibiotics that are most effective in it.. please reply soon and in detail.thank you ## You should take it as directed by your doctor and for as long as your doctor instructs you to do. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, non-allergic...
Updated 20 hours ago in Augmentin.

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