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antibiotics that start with k
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Doing a lab for highschool about recombinant DNA, learning about taking the insulin gene from human DNA and inserting it into bacteria plasmids to mass-produce insulin. The plasmid had a gene for antibiotic resistance, there were three different types of antibiotics listed and the plasmid we were working with was resistant to one starting with a k, but I can't find it's name. ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? Was it possibly Keflex? It's a name brand for the antibiotic Cephalexin. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allerigc skin rash and diarrhea. ## Yes, thank you so much! That was one of the three. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Keflex.
Mon, Apr 25 '16, 4:03 PM
Antibiotics That Start With M
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I lost a piece of paper that said what I'm allergic to, I think it's an antibiotic that starts with an M. It it gives me a rash, my back starts to feel itchy, I had to take it for a blood infection. ## Hi igor, Antibiotics starting with "M" include: Meropenem, Mezlocillin, Meticillin, Moxifloxacin, Mafenide, and Minocycline. Do any of these names ring a bell? I'm sure there may be others out there, but this is what I could gather at the moment. I hope it helps! ...
Updated 4 years ago in Meropenem.
Thu, Aug 23 '12, 11:38 PM
antibiotics that start with V
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intravenous antibiotic ## Is the one you are looking for possibly Vancomycin? It is the most commonly used IV antibiotic that starts with a V in the U.S. It can still cause side effects, such as nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Please let me know if this is the correct one! ...
Updated 6 years ago in Vancomycin.
Mon, May 31 '10, 10:26 PM
Antibiotics That Start With D
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an older antibiotic that also contains amoxicillin ## I found a list that I posted below showing an A-Z list of all the different antibiotics out there. I was thinking one of the names might stand out to you if you recognize the spelling: sigmaaldrich.com/chemistry/chemistry-products.html?TablePage=14572855 How long ago has it been since you last heard of it? ...
Updated 4 years ago in Amoxicillin.
Sat, Feb 09 '13, 10:20 PM
Antibiotics That Start With S
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antibiotic that is related to minocycline but starts with a "s" Is used for acne and is expensive. ## That would be something in the Tetracycline class, but I am not finding anything that begins with an S. Here's a link to more information on antibiotics in this class, maybe you'll see one listed that you'll recognize? Do you have any other information on it? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Minocycline.
Wed, Nov 09 '11, 12:54 PM
antibiotics that start with r
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Used to treat MRSA ## To treat MRSA, Vancomycin or other antibiotics in the same class are used. Other options may include: Flucloxacillin, Erythromycin and Ciprofloxacin. I am not, however, finding any that start with an R. but it is possible that some doctors may use Rocephin, the active ingredient in Ceftriaxone, though it is not listed as being used to treat MRSA. Do you have any other information, such as antibiotic class or anything on the particular one or ones you are seeking information on? ## After taking a round of Cipro and Flagel, I have an imbalance of flora that is causing me diahrrea and stomach pain. I had this before some years ago and was prescribed something that Started with a V. can you suggest something, ## I was in the hospital and was given a IV therapy for 20 d... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Vancomycin.
Mon, Jan 16 '17, 7:55 AM
antibiotics that start with diox
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for lung infection ## Iam an asthma patient.I have a lung infection continually.So i took minimum 2 times in a month.Any other way to avoid anti biotics.what are the side effects it make? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Antibiotics.
Thu, Jul 21 '11, 9:59 AM
Antibiotics shot That Start With Z
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Got shot today for ear infection and it started with a z 1000 milgrams ## Was it possibly Azithromycin? It's often referred to by the brand names Zmax or Zithromax. Do either of those sound familiar? Learn more Azithromycin details here. ...
Updated 4 years ago in Azithromycin.
Thu, Oct 18 '12, 5:00 PM
antibiotics that start with the letter A
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What is an antibiotics that start with the letter A ## Hi Patricia, Amoxicillin is the first antibiotic that comes to mind, starting with the letter A. But Ampicillin, Actinonin, Actinomycin, and Azithromycin are just a few other names that I'm aware of as well. Are you trying to recall something that you may have taken in the past for an infection? ## Yes I'm trying to remember what I took. It caused me to break out in a rash from head to toe. I want to make sure I add it to my allergy list. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Amoxicillin.
Tue, Sep 01 '15, 8:27 PM
Antibiotics with sprintec
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I have been taking antibiotics without realizing they can affect the effectiveness of my sprintec birth control. I haven't taken an active pill in 4 days and I have no signs of my period as of yet. Is there a possibility of pregnancy? ## Hello, Holly! How are you? What antibiotic were you taking? According to the NIH, not all of them reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptives. As to being late, the FDA does warn that most antibiotics can lengthen your menstrual cycle, so you may start later than normal. I've learned to just expect it any time I have to take one. However, if you are concerned about pregnancy, there is no harm in checking to be sure. ...
Updated 6 months ago in Sprintec.
Mon, Oct 24 '16, 5:17 PM
do antibiotics expire
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I have bactrim that expired 4 months ago is it safe to take ## Hello, Jean! How are you? Yes, all medications start to lose efficacy once past their expiration date and may not work as well as they did, when new. The issue this creates with antibiotics, such as Bactrim, is that it may no longer properly eradicate the bacteria, which could cause it to become drug resistant. Learn more Bactrim details here. It would really be best to see your doctor for a new prescription, if you suspect that you have an infection. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hello I have some antibiotics that has expired last month on the third is it safe to use them ...
Updated 1 year ago in Bactrim.
Tue, Jul 14 '15, 12:21 PM
Changes to antibiotics
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I'm on amoxicillin 500mg 3 times a day. I still have an ear infection and fluids behind my drum. Can i start zpak? Would it help heal it? ## Which one has your doctor instructed you to take? That is the one you should take. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. ...
Updated 3 months ago in Antibiotics.
Mon, Jan 23 '17, 11:27 PM
Switching antibiotics
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Switching from Amoxicillin 875 to a z pack for sinusitis/bronchitis. Do I have to wait a day or just start on the next dose time? ## Unless your doctor or pharmacist stated otherwise, yes, you should just switch at the next dosing time. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 months ago in Amoxicillin.
Sat, Feb 18 '17, 6:59 PM
Antibiotics and birth control started my cycle early
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I started on amoxicillin March 15, 2017 for a 10 day course. I then started my cycle March 19, 2017 (just two weeks after my last cycle). It has not been heavy, just a very light bleeding. However today makes the 12th day. Is this normal?Also, should i start a new pack of birth control being that i am on my inactive days. I am taking birth control Tricylen-Lo. I just want to stop the bleeding already. Please help me! ## Some antibiotics alter the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives and may alter your cycle. Things should return to normal, once you are done with the antibiotic and start taking the active tablets, again, without interference, according to NIH reports. Has there been any change, yet? How are you doing, now? ## I'm back to normal now. I started my active pill and the ve... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Amoxicillin.
Mon, Apr 03 '17, 6:51 AM
Effects of mixing antibiotics
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I have a UTI and was taking urovec with tetracycline for 1 day and the discomfort of the uti has not subsided at all! I want to switch over and start taking amoxicillin asap which has worked really well in the past. Are there any complications I should be aware of by starting the amoxicillin 4 hours after taking the urovec with tetracycline? ## No, you can usually just make a smooth transition from one to the other. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, it does take more than one day for an antibiotic to work. Usually, you shouldn't see any worsening after taking it for a full 24 hours and you should see improvement after taking it for a full 3 days. Is there anything else I can help wi... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Tetracycline.
Mon, Nov 21 '16, 7:47 PM
Clindamycin antibiotics
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Was prescribed this Medicine 1week ago today. Just realized I was supposed to be taking three pills so 450 mg every 8 hours. I have only been taking 1 pill 150 mg every 8 hours what should I do? Should I start taking the 3 pills until they are gone? ## Hello, Cammie! How are you? It would be best to discuss it with your doctor, because if you don't take the full dose for the full duration of treatment, there is a risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Thus, they may need to prescribe more. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 9 months ago in Clindamycin.
Sun, Aug 14 '16, 1:00 PM
switching antibiotics for rash
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I took 3-day 500 mg Azithromycin for Acne rosacea. The total dose should be 3 day 500 mg and then skip 5 days and then take 3-day 500 mg until 4 weeks of period. but I have skin rash and itching. My doctor prescribed doxycyclin 150 mg per day. I thought Azithromycin was safer than Doxy and less sunsensitive. Should I continue Azithro or start taking Doxy and quit Azithro after three days. ## You should follow your doctor's instructions, if you are itching from the Azithromycin, that could be due to an allergic reaction and they tend to get worse, with repeated expose to the offending medication. They both carry the same risks. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can he... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Azithromycin.
Thu, Jun 16 '16, 3:01 PM
Waiting to switch antibiotics
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I was taking penicillin and now need to switch to a zpak. How long should I wait before starting the new meds? ## Unless your doctor or pharmacist has said otherwise, you should be able to just cleanly switch from one to the other. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. In most cases, they just have you replace the next required dose with the new one and proceed from there. Are you on any other medications? ...
Updated 1 month ago in Penicillin.
Fri, Apr 21 '17, 6:57 PM
antibiotics spotting lo loestrin fe
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So last month I had a horrible uti and was perscribed antibiotics about 2 weeks out of the whole month so after I finished up the antibiotics about a week later I got my withdrawl bleed and during my withdrawl bleed I did have intercourse without a condom but I finished my last period on sep 4th and started spotting today sep 11th and I spotted for about 20 min and now its gone ive been on lo loestrin fe for almost 4 months now is this normal please let me know what you think!!! also I take my pills everyday at the same time im about 20 days away from my period. ## What antibiotics did you take? There are some that can lower the efficacy of oral contraceptives and would require you to use a backup method of contraception for awhile, due to the possibility of ovulation occurring. Have yo... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Sun, Sep 15 '13, 11:11 AM
bacterial sinus infection AFTER starting antibiotics for another reason
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i was recently prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for an infected burn. on the second day, i woke up with a really sore throat. by night, i had a fever, and the next morning, i had a sinus infection--which i used to get chronically from about 11 years ago, up until 4 years ago, in which time ive only had one. a day later i had a productive cough, semi bad but nowhere near as bad as the bronchitus the sinus infections would, after months, eventually turn into. those infectionswere clearly bacterial as whenever I did end up taking antibiotics, they always ended within a few days. I tried to ride them through to defer antibiotic resistance and such, and i cant rememeber if i ever did, because they WOULDNT go away. regardless, i went back to the dr this time after gettin... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Bactrim.
Fri, Nov 21 '14, 3:08 PM

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