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Antibiotics Overview

An antibiotic is a type of antimicrobial substance active against bacteria and is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections. Antibiotic medications are widely used in the treatment and prevention of such infections.[1][2] They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity.[3][4] Antibiotics are not effective against vir...

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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...

Red Pill Imprint O

Red/gray pill. Oblong like capsule but not an actual capsule. It's broke in half with just the red side and very little of the gray side. The red side has imprint in black either the letter "O" or the number "0". Any ideas? ## Hi Scias, Unfortunately, since the entire pill isn't showing.. neither is the imprint which is vital to verifying the pill's identity. I found a number of red/grey capsules with an imprint including the letter O. One of the capsules I located is, Principen which contains (500 mg) of ampicillin. It is a red/grey capsule with the imprint BRISTOL 7993 (in black letters) on each side. Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Ampicillin is closely related to amoxicillin, another type of penicillin, and both are used to treat urinary tract infectio...

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penicillin vk 500mg tabs

penicillin ## I have recently been prescribed Penicillin Vk 500 mg from a doctor. I was in SO much pain from my peridontal disease,(from my infection under my teeth), that the pain was excruciating. i went to an emergency hospital instead of a dentist. I have looked up this medication and it describes this certain medication to be used for throat, not an infection. Is this right? have you heard of anyone else being prescribed this medicine for a gum? mouth problem? ## This is a general antibiotic, it is used to treat many different types of infection, not just those of the throat or any other specific part of the body. I took it many times for dental infections. Here's a link to the monograph for more information: Broad spectrum antibiotics, such as this one, can be used to treat ma...

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is iilvitrim suspension the same as resmed co trimoxazole oral

I'M HIV positive and and my 9 months old baby is negative, at the clinic they use to prescribe nevarapine and Resmed Co-Trimoxazole Oral Suspension and they gave me Ilvitrim Suspension. Is it Ok? Because she has flue and ever she seems to be very weak and not eating well. ## Yes, it is the same medication, just under a different name. It is an antibiotic and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I'm hiv positive my 4months baby is negative,at the clinic was giving her a nevarapine n ilvitrim bt nw I'm at eastern cape they say a 4months bby is not receiving a nevarapine the nurse give me only it is good cz is hiv negative n I'm still breast feeding her? ## Hi my daught...

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Neurological damage from Cipro?

I took Cipro for a UTI and within 24 hrs of starting it began to have issues with breathing and energy and balance. After finishing the drug things got worse. And the thing that bothers me most is that my Dr. rx'ed the drug for a UTI BEFORE getting the lab work... the bacteria was e-coli.... and Cipro didn't kill it!!! I still had the UTI.... Meanwhile it is now 7 months since I took the drug and I'm still having massive issues with balance and extreme fatigue. I have a friend who took it and lost his color vision for 2 yrs. He also experienced balance issues, brain fog and extreme fatigue. I'd like to know of others who have similar issues, how long it has been since the last dose and what conditions they are still suffering from. Please talk to me about your experience...

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West Ward 3142 /Doxy

I have an infected tooth, a friend gave me these pills for the infection will they work? ## Hi Jenn, To answer your question, yes, Doxycycline will cover dental infections (although penicillin or amoxicillin are generally the more preferred options for this type of infection). Just make sure you follow a consistent dosing regime over however many days it takes, so you can be sure that the infection is gone. Learn More: Doxycycline Details I hope this helps! ## How many times a day do u take this pill. Same here for an infected tooth

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Nucotrim tablet uses

My boyfriend had TB and was given Nucotrim tablets. Are these tablets for HIV patients? ## This medication is an antibiotic that can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections, not just HIV. The NIH 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? ## hi how long must i take Nucotrim. since i started it two week back, i experience this kind of side effects: headache, diarrhea , stomach discomfort, dizzy . pls help ## I went to clinic I don't know for amy reason nucotrim was givenue to me now when I research is given to aids sufferers does this mean I have aids i only complain of back pains

white oblong pill with no imprints on either side

We have a bunch of white oblong shaped pills with nothing imprinted on either side of it. We think it is ibuprofen but are just trying to check and make sure. ## Someone gave me a round white pill with no imprint on either side and said it's antibiotics. Is it? ## Good luck and gooodnightttt. I was concerned too until I checked my melatonin bottle. Be smart and keep asking questioms. ## Hello, I hope this message finds you in good health and wonderful weather. In accordance with FDA regulations all controlled medication is required to be identifiable through it's physical features (shape, color, imprint, size etc.) and because the pill you found does not have an imprint it is unlikely to be an ibuprofen. What is more likely is that you have found a vitamin, supplement, dietary p...

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can i take doxycycline with methadone

Hi I'm on 118 mg of methadone and I was just prescribed 100 mg of doxycycline. Since I've started taking this combination I have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms. About 30 minutes after I take my antibiotic I start getting leg cramps, sneezed and about a hour after i take it I'm on the toilet with the diarrhea. I don't know if its an effect of taking both or just the antibiotic ## Hello Dee, According to the NIH drug interaction checker there should be no issue with taking these two medications together. It's possible that the doxycycline is causing these problems. Among the listed side effects of docycycline diarrhea is one of them as well as mild discomfort but it doesn't specify which type of discomfort. I think that your leg cramping up is a pretty decen...

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what is ciplavasc 5 pills used for

I have swollen legs and taking this tablet has made it worse I urinate more than ever but the swelling wont go down unless I lie with my feet up my legs have a tight stiff feeling all the time is it this ciplavac 5 , I have been prescribed half a disprin a day and half a wafrin altunate days 2,5mg, this Is all tablets I am on, I have just come out of hospital for DVT and pnemonuia , was not given antibiotics at all what do I do please help urgently ## Hello, Diane! How are you? Yes, this medication has been known to cause or worsen fluid retention in some people that take it, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. It would likely be best to consult your doctor as you may need to try a different medication. Has there been any change? ...


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