Antibiotics

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Antibiotics Overview

An antibiotic is a type of antimicrobial substance active against bacteria. It is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections, and 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...

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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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What does every 12 hours mean?

I have to take my meds every 12 hours. I took my first dose at 3pm. When do I take the next? ## The next dose should be taken at 3am, according to FDA guidelines. Thus, if you don't wish to be up at 3am, you may want to change your dosing schedule. What medication are you taking? Knowing this would enable me to provider with more precise information. ## 3 am and then the next day at 3 pm and so on. ## I'm taking a antibiotic for my sinus infection. It says to take it every 12 hours by mouth. So what does that mean? ## It means that you should take the recommended dose once every 12 hours. So if you took one dose at 9 am, you should take the next dose at 9 pm. Does that make sense?

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Levaquin-Scary Drug

I tool Levaquin and Flagyl to fight diverticulitis on three different occasions within a two month period. I developed severe muscle pain and weakness in my legs, hands, and arms along with joint pain in my knees, ankles, and fingers. I was unable to get up out of a chair and could barely walk. I ached horribly just trying to turn over in bed. This drug is absolute poison. I finally put it all together and called my doctor who immediately took me off Levaquin. I was so worried that I would not recover. I have been off Levaquin now for four days and the improvement is remarkable. I am far from my normal self but I am hopeful that I will make a full recovery eventually. I advise everyone to avoid this drug like the plague. This is an awful medication and causes serious damage. ## I know i...

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Abdominal pain after Cipro and Bactrim

I was given two different antibiotics, over the phone) before seeing my regular doctor. (Cipro and Bactrim). Dr. thought my symptoms were urinary tract infection. Antibiotics didn't help They sent me to a urologist. He put me on vesicare for over active bladder which helped my bladder but still had pain in left side. I finally went to gastro doctor who said I had diverticulosis. I had read that this would not cause as much pain as diverticulitis. I wondered if the the strong pain I had could have been diverticulosis and was helped by antibiotics? ## Yes, and yes, it can cause severe pain, and it is commonly treated with antibiotics, as well as dietary changes, and hospitalization, if necessary. I have a friend that has it, and the whole way he found out was due to the severe pain la...

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side effects of cherifer

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...

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tetraciclina

tetraciclina clorhidrato 250 mg ## im trying to find out what this med. is ## how many pills of urovec tetraciclina fenazopiridina sulfametoxazol do i take for kidney pain ## The U.S. name for this is Tetracycline, it is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Minnie, what is the dosage on them? That is what would decide how many you take and how often. Are there any instructions on the package? Did your doctor make any suggestions? ## I have a uti and I've taken azo for the pain and just recently bought urovec,I don't know if I should take the urovec since Im on azo,also im not sure if its safe? ## Tetracycline 125mg Sulfamethoxazole 250 mg Clorhidrato de fen...

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Penicilina-V 800,000 U.I.

What dosage would this be in english instead of spanish? ## What is the proper dose for Penicilia V, 800,000 UI ## There really is no difference in the dosage from one language to another, 800,000 IUs is 800,000 IUs. Penicillin is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. ## Can I take penicillin for a bladder infection? ## Not sure if it would help with a bladder infection. I would do a tele medicine visit with your doctor to ask what kind of antibiotics help with that. Medline Plus says "Penicillin V potassium is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections, scarlet fever, and ear, skin, gum, mouth, ...

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Doxycycline hyclate 100 mgs

This drug doesn't seem to be available at any dose. Have they stopped making it? I take it for rosacea... ## Hi lynn, According to The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: As of December 10, 2012, there has been a shortage in Doxycycline Capsules and Tablets, mainly due to supply and demand (with a lack of raw materials). You can read more on the shortage here: ashp.org/DrugShortages/Current/Bulletin.aspx?id=977 Unfortunately, it seems as though no one really knows when they will be restocking the supply. I hope this info helps! ## Thanks Dave. My husband also uses and we have been unable to fill his prescription. ## Does doxycycline hyclate 100 mg pills get proscribed for kidney infections as well as chlamidia??? ## I have been told that this is a global problem! I finall...

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Falexin (Cefalexina) Andromex

What are these for? I was given Falexin 500mg in Mexico, but don't know anything about them. They are blue and white capsules. ## From what information I was able to gather, Falexin is a brand name for Cephalexin (cefalexina); which comes in 500mg doses. They are manufactured by a pharmaceutical company called Farabi based in Iran. You can view the company's page in the link below: Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate any information on "andromex" listed in your description. I hope the above information helps! ## Does Falexin contain Penicillin? I am unable to take Penicillin and need an antibiotic. ## Is this the same as azithromycin tablets?

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cefuroxime axetil

## I WAS GIVEN THIS FOR A SPIDER BITE. I AM NOT SURE WHAT THE DRUGS PURPOSE IS. I THINK IT IS A STERIOD TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION. DOES THIS SEEM CORRECT? ## I am living in China so I always like to check things out ASAP when ever I have to see a doctor here. Anyhow my daughter, who is almost 18 months had a fall today and broke her collar bone. X-ray showed a nice clean break no problem so he recommended a brace which I expected but for some reason he also prescribed Cefureoxime Axetil 125mg. I of course just Googled this and I'm a bit surprised at him giving her an antibiotic. I don't speak Chinese but and my wife not knowing medical English just said it's supposed to help her blood. Considering the overuse and abuse of antibiotics in China and considering I have found no cre...

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