Antibiotics

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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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Penicillin v and Doxycycline
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Hi. I've been taking Penicillin for a week and am no better. Can I switch to Doxycycline without a bad reaction? ## Yes, you can usually make a clean switch, and should always follow your doctor's instructions. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. What type of infection is being treated? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 3 minutes ago in Penicillin.
 
antibiotic for genital warts
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Hi. I developed some warts on my private parts and I have being using a wart remover and it's burning terribly but the warts keep on returning. Please advise me as to how I should go about proper treatment? ## You will need to consult a doctor for proper removal, but you should be aware that the NIH lists genital warts as having no cure, so they could always return, and there is always a risk of your passing them on to a partner. What type of wart remover have you been using? The burning could occur, if it is not intended to be used on the genital area, according to U.S. FDA reports. Are you on any other medications? Has your doctor actually diagnosed genital warts?
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Side effects of Bactrim
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I need to know of any side effects that may occur while taking this medication. ## Are there any risks to taking this medication understanding that the patient is 35 weeks pregnant? ## I took it for sinusitis/ear infection and got a terrible case of hives. ## You can't take Bactrim if you are allergic to sulfa (ie. that case of hives) ## Rash can occur ## My 9yr old daughter was prescribed Bactrim for treatment of a bladder infection. 2 pills twice a day for 7 days on 8th day she broke out in severe hives and a red pin point rash all over her body head to toes she also ran a fever. She has had the rash so far for 4days. Doctor says rash is possible side effect or possible allergic reaction. ## Any medication can cause a possible allergic reaction (rash, hives and more severe reactio...
Updated 30 minutes ago in Bactrim.
 
Mixed Prescription of Cipro from Walgreens
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Why does my Rx from Walgreens for Cipro have a mix of cr500 pills and other pills with a P on one side & 500 on the other side in the same bottle? ## Since this is a generic medication, it is manufactured by several different companies, so it is most probable that your pharmacy didn't have enough to completely fill your prescription from one manufacturer, so they had to finish filling it with one from a different company. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 hour ago in Cipro.
 
amoxicillin dosage for a 9 year old child
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My child is 9 and weighs 55lbs. What is a normal dosage of amoxicillin in pill form? She has strep. ## @Chris, According to the MayoClinic, the dosage of amoxicillin for children weighing less than 88lbs is solely based on body weight and must be determined by their prescribing doctor. However, for adults and children weighing more than 88lbs, the normal dosage is reportedly 250 to 500 milligrams every 8 hours, or 500 to 875 mg every 12 hours - figures that are also determined by the prescribing doctor. Hope this helps!
Updated 2 hours ago in Amoxicillin.
 
Clindamycin and Augmentin
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I finished a course of Augmentin/Clav 825 two days ago and my infection was not gone so my dentist prescribed Clindamycin. Is it safe for me to start that now? Thanks in advance. ## Yes, it is best to follow their directions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Has there been any change, yet? What is wrong with the tooth? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 2 hours ago in Clindamycin.
 
Pentrexyl prescribing question
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For what symptoms does a Dr prescribe pentrexyl? And in theory what does pentrexyl help cure? ## This is an antibiotic that is used treat, or prevent various bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Is Penicillin good for boils
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Hi, I got a boil on my ankle, my head and my other leg. I took antibiotics called penicillin. They started draining but all of them are still with the core. Is this pill good for this condition? Please help me. It's been 3 weeks. ## Did your doctor prescribe it for you? This is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. How long did you take it? ## Hi, My son suffers with boils and I've been trying to get his doctor to order him some antibiotic like she did before but something stronger because they keep coming back. I have some penicillin VK from a couple of months ago and I was thinking will this work for him, so he can...
Updated 5 hours ago in Penicillin.
 
what is ciprofloxacin used for healling of sti or what?
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I was at a clinic yesterday so they gave me ciprofloxacin 250mg for healling Sri my discharge is yellowish in colour so is it good to use this medication? ## Cipro almost killed me, and I only took two 500 mg. It's toxic, it blinded me in just a few weeks, it attacked my joints, and my skin. I could go on and on about the burning in my hands and feet, the sore throat, the nightmares....don't ever take it if you Value quality of your life. ## I am from nigeria I took cipro n its really ruining me...heart beat changed..joint sound..boil on my neck...tooth ache..one week diarhea...ear pain...now I lost taste for food...tingling from neck to ear...I am so scared ## Yes, this is an antibiotic, so it can be sued to various types of bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side ...
Updated 7 hours ago in Ciprofloxacin.
 
what is doxytet tablets used for
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I hv a problem wt my womb so I went to the clinic de nurse give me doxytet. I what to know dat what is doxytat used for. ## Hi nofanezile, Doxytet is also reffered to as Doxytetracycline, Doxytetracycline is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. What problems are you having with your womb? Is there an infection? Side effects can include: nausea, drowsines, skin rash, and diarrhea. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Doxytetracycline Details I hope this information helps, please post back if you have any more questions! ## I think I have some type of infection the nurse gave me Doxytet ,fixime an bio metronidazole I ask her how I might have come bout this infection .is there any way a person can find out how ...
Updated 9 hours ago in Doxytetracycline.
 

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