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Antibiotics Overview

An antibiotic (from ancient Greek αντιβιοτικ, antibiotiká), also called an antibacterial, is 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 ...

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How long do Augmentin side effects last?

Hi all, Firstly a disclaimer, if you have just eaten and have a soft stomach, avoid this post. You've been warned. My dentist prescribed a two week regime of Augmentin for minor work that needs to be performed on a tooth. I finished the prescription one week ago. And I still have some odd side effects. Before I started taking this, I had a normal energy level where I could exercise and do my work, etc. Now I have wayyyyyy too much energy and even though I start to feel drowsy at my regular time when I got to bed, I can't fall asleep until 2 -3 hours later. The other effect I've been experiencing are dry lips. This is annoying. There is no change in saliva and my mouth is just as moist as before taking Augmentin. Also during the last three weeks it's been as my appetite h...

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Hympashyn for pelvic infection and inflammation

I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease and the doctor gave me hympashyn. I just want to know if it is ok to take or if there is a better and faster-acting drug for the infection? ## This is an antibiotic and should be taken according to your doctor's instructions. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. How are you doing, now? Has there been any improvement? ## good morning , thanks for your reply. hmmm, should i say yes, i havent noticed any relieve yet. the doctor also gave me gynapharm after taken 3 cards of hympashyn. but i need to go for lab work. thanks once again ## Sorry to hear about your infection Anita. For everyone's reference I saw a photo of a box of Hympashyn and it...

taxim o 5g 10ml

I need to know what is use of taxim o drops 5g / 10ml cefixime oral suspension ip .. and why it is used for1 month baby ## I need to know the dosage of cefixime o drops 5g/10ml bottle for my 3& half month old baby . ## Is there any side effect if consume the suspension made before 5 month ## All medications carry the risk of causing side effects. This is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections, the NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Honey, what dosage did your doctor prescribe? This should not be given to an infant, unless a doctor has said that they need to take it. ## How many drops to give taxim o drops dosage for infant ## My daughter is 7 months old. she is...

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vizimox Amoxicilina 500mg

what is the dosage information for an adult over 100 pounds? ## Hi helari, For most infections in adults the dosing regimens for Amoxicillin are: 250 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 12 hours or 875 mg every 12 hours, depending on the type and severity of infection. For the treatment of adults with gonorrhea, the dose is 3 g given as one dose. More information about Amoxicillin can be viewed in the link below: Do you have any other questions or concerns about this drug? ## Thanks for the dosage tip. But how many days do I take them for ## I have a sore throat . Might be the beginning of a cold . Is this medicine good for that ?

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apo sulfatrim ds 800 160 mg side effect

I have been prescribed apo sulfatrim for a bladder infection - 2 pills a day for 5 days - have taken only 3 so far. I am having copious amounts of gas and feel nauseous. My face also felt on fire - not flushed though. Generally feel unwell. Is this a reaction or the bladder infection? ## I am on this drug right now Anna. Same as you five days and last night I thought I was going to pass. This drug has copious amounts of side affects. Read about them. I am on my third day and I am not sure if I want to continue although I feel like it is working. You need to contact your doctor or someone that can give you more insight into this drug. I phoned my doctor this morning because it was not my regular GP that prescribed this drug. Same thing last night gas and you can feel your gut rumbling al...

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what is metazol used for

I have strong pains in my uterus and lower back pains went to the Dr n he gave me poxy and Metazol. Must I take it now or during my period. Is it good for me ## Hello I want to ask you what is the use of metal for reproductive system infection? ## Hello Sarah, According to the NIH Metazol is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, vagina, stomach, joints, or respiratory tract. The drug is sometimes used with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers. The medicine is an antibiotic and works by killing the bacteria in your body. So if you were experiencing pains in your uterus it is possible that you had some sort of UTI or other type of infection and he prescribed you this medication to treat it. The NIH states that this medication is approved by the FDA which means it's relati...

antibitoics and missed period

I had a very bad bacterial tooth infection, was a day away from being septic. I was on Clindamycin 300mg for over 10 days. Can this cause my period not to come at all? I have endometriosis so i got allll the normal period pain warning signs but it never came. I'm still going to take a test, but should i be worried it's not the antibitoic and I'm pregnant? ## Hello WinMac, I was able to find a few sources and one study done by the NIH that shows there is a correlation between antibiotics and menstrual cycles. From what I read it seems that antibiotics affect the way that your body produces hormones and if enough is taken it may affect your greatly enough to prevent completely or delay a cycle. I have linked below the NIH case study as that is the most credible source. [1] NIH...

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Purbac Double Strength Information

Can I use purbac double strength while I am taking contreceptives that are called Nordette? I have recently started both medications. ## Hello, Tray! How are you? According to the details provided by the NIH, this antibiotic may reduce the efficacy of your oral contraceptives, so it would be best to use a back up method of contraception, such as condoms, while you are taking the antibiotic. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was prescribed purbac double strength for acne a week ago with epiduo gel. Now my skin looks like it's peeling off & dry. Is it supposed to peel off? Also, what can I use to moisturize my face as it's so...

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Interaction between bactrim and methadone

I have heard that the combination of bactrim and methadone can throw you into withdrawals. I have mrsa and staph but cannot do withdrawals. Does anyone have information on this potential interaction? ## I' have been on methadone for a 7 yrs. I have taken bacterium triple timed and have NEVER experienced any kind of withdrawals from it. I hope this helps. ## Hello Jill, I did a search on the NIH website but I was unable to find any clinical studies that would suggest this is true. In addition, when I checked the drug interaction portion of the NIH website all I was able to find is that when these two drugs are taken together it increases the chance of having a negative heart reaction. Though I am not saying what you heard is completely unfounded I just was not able to find any eviden...

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ilvitrim suspension

Is Ilvitrim Suspension good for my HIV negative baby? The doctor prescribe it while she was having a short breath problem. Thanks ## Hi Fanyana, Based on my research, Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim; a sulfonamide antibacterial combination that is used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. (not just limited to HIV). If your child's doctor prescribed it for what appears to be an upper respiratory or sinus related infection, Ilvitrim does sound like an appropriate medication for the job. However if you're asking whether or not a powerful antibiotic like this is good for your baby, my personal answer would be no, due to it's high risk of side effects. In which case, I would personally consider other more natural alternat...

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