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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; drugs which inhibit viruses are termed antiviral drugs or antivirals rather than antibiotics. Sometimes the term antibiotic (which means ...

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does amoxicillin liquid go bad with age
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My son still has two bottles of amoxicillin liquid that has not been opened or used since the pharmacist made it. How long will it last if kept in the fridge ## Hi, Amanda! How are you? Yes, antibiotic suspensions start to lose their efficacy once expired and taking an antibiotic that is not fully effective can be dangerous, since it creates the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Such liquids are only good for 7 to 21 days, depending on the type. Learn more Amoxicillin details here. Why didn't your son finish the medication? Unless his doctor instructs otherwise, an antibiotic should always be finished to make sure that the infection is fully eradicated and to help prevent the development of the antibiotic resistant bacteria that I mentioned. ## I used it as directed ...
Updated 1 hour ago in Amoxicillin.
light green and dark green capsule with lupin 500
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I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THIDS PILL IS MY TEEN AGER HAS THEM ## I have found a half light, half dark pill 500 mg. (Lupin) on my son. What is it and why would he have it on him? What do kids use it for? ## The color of the half light, half dark pill was green ## It is an Antibiotic. Nothing to worry about. ## Located a match it's Cephalexin 500 mg, which is used to treat urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. It is also sometimes used to treat acne. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## my neice is 8 years old and came home with a prescription of lubin 500mg. she was bit by a dog, is this ok. a nurse of her mothers got her these pills. ## I would be...
Updated 4 hours ago in Cephalexin.
Purbac Side effects
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I was on Purbac treatment for my Acne for six months. I have noticed that my stommach became much bigger during this time. An irodologist said that my gall bladder was not normal therefore i was getting fatter. Could this be the side effect of Purbac? What do i do now? Is it a long term effect? ## @mervin, ive used perbac before but whenever my dermotoligist prescribed it to me she told me to buy intestinal flora meds aswell as purbac can harm ur gut so maybe its because u take purbac on its own? try meds like lactovita or eat a whole lot of wheat lol :) ## @ Olivia I have been using purbac for almost a month now. My dermatologist prescribed it for my acne. I have noticed that I perspire a lot now and my skin gets extremely oily. Is this a side effect or a sign that it is working effect...
Updated 9 hours ago in Purbac DS.
amoxicillin and levothyroxine
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I take levothyroxine first thing in the morning. I know I can't take liquid iron (ferrous glutamate) until four hours after the levothyroxine, but when do I start taking the amoxicillin, which I'm prescribed to take four times a day? ## Usually, unless instructed otherwise, these medications should be taken (the levothyroxine and Amoxicillin) an hour apart. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 14 hours ago in Amoxicillin.
Sulfamethoxazole for bladder infections
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I was on narcotics for 1 year due to a disk problem. I stopped for 5 weeks and after 2nd week I felt severe pain on my hip and lower sides, so back I went to my Dr. She assumed I had a urine infection and prescribed me an antibiotic. The first week of treatment didn't work so I went to the hospital for blood work, U/A's and a CAT scan that came back with a bladder infection. They then gave me another round of antibiotics (sulfamethoxazole) and I'm on my third day still in pain.
Updated 18 hours ago in Sulfamethoxazole.
side effects of cherifer
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side effects of cherrifer vitamins ## I chanced upon your site researching for side effects of Cherifer. You sent me an email asking for my story. I have no story to tell other than I wanted to get answer for my son's research paper. My son is a student nurse in Philippines. I am an RN, myself but have yet to practice. ## im 26 yrs old now, and 5'2 of height. im asking if i can try to drink cherifier at my age now? and what would be the side effects in me? coz, my friend who did took this med. doesnt gain height, but gained weight. if ever can i ask what would i best do to gain height.. thank you... ## I've been taking cherifer PGM for like a week now... I don't know but I noticed i gained an inch. I measured my height before taking it and measured it again just now... I...
Updated 18 hours ago in Tao.
tooth infection and amoxicillin
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Hi dentist, I've had toothache for about a month now and it's gotten worst I believe and abscess has developed, I've started taking amoxil 500mg every 8he's from Sunday, thus is the 4the day of taking it now and although some of the sweeping as gone down in the night I'm in extreme pain and even when I take pain killers (motrin 800mg) the pain just eases and flares up, it doesn't dull completely. Any suggestions? I'm taking the antibiotic before I go to the dentist cause the teeth needs to be extracted, I need an ease from this pain, is the amoxil working at all?
Updated 1 day ago in Amoxicillin.
ibilex 500 (cephalexin) side effects and driving
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I just started taking these tablets and need to know if it will affect my driving? Please help me out.
Updated 1 day ago in Cephalexin.
what is flupen 250 used for
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Is it save to take flupen when pregnant ## Flupen is listed as containing the active ingredient Flucloxacillin, which is an antibiotic that's used to treat various type of bacterial infections. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea, as reported by the FDA. And yes, it has not been shown to have any harmful effects, if taken while pregnant. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been taking flupen for a lump found in my breast and I didn't see my period ## My husband have bad thooth abses whatto give antibiotica to clear it up wil flupen250 help ## I suspect I am having STI and I am using Flupen 250, will this help?
Updated 1 day ago.
Amoxicillin side effects
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My doctor said some people may not be allergic to the amoxicillin but to the capsule it is put in, as these are made cheap with added 'E; numbers. I had swollen lips and tonge, short of breath when I took them and thought I was allergic to penicillin, after what my doctor said, I tried amoxicillin again, I took it out of the capsules and added the powder to a drop of fruit juice and guess what I had no reaction whatsoever to amoxicillin. Why dont they use veggie capsules, instead of these cheap capsules with toxic 'E' numbers added to them? ## When you experienced these side effects, did you go back to the doctor? What did they do to help you? ## I took amoxicillin clavulanate 875mg for three days and it made me very sick to my stomach. I have been off it for 24 hours. How l...
Updated 1 day ago in Amoxicillin.

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