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Stomach pains

I have been on this medication for three days and I am experiencing the worst stomach pains. Has anyone else ever experience this? ## Stomach cramps is a side effect of this RX but its a less common side effect. I have a few stomach cramps but I find that it goes away if you snack on something before and right after you take it. It works for me when I have cramps. You may want to try it. =) ## Yes, you should definitely try to avoid taking this on an empty stomach, like Kristina suggested. But the FDA does list the common side effects of Doxycycline as possibly including nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Ref: Doxycycline Information Is there anything else I can help with?

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Sandoz Gg851

All-white capsule with the numbers GG851 imprinted on it. Note: Sandoz is a subsidary of Novartis one of the big pharmaceutical companies. I tried both but neither list it. Thank you! ## the drug gg851 by teva is on a white capsule given to my daughter labled ampicillin what is this pill. there are two different pills in this bottle one is ampicillin and what is the white gg851 one. ## This tablet contains 500mgs of Ampicillin (NDC 00781-2145 ). Inactive Ingredients: - Magnesium Stearate - Titanium Dioxide - Gelatin - Ferrosoferric Oxide - Isopropyl Alcohol - Butyl Alcohol - Propylene Glycol - Potassium Hydroxide - Ammonia - Alcohol - Shellac Ref: DailyMed Ampicillin is an anitbiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The FDA warns that its typical side effect...

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sulfatiazol con penicilina

what does this drug treat? ## If my translations serve me correctly, this drug combines Sulfathiazole and Penicillin, and is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Did you come across it in an ointment, tablet, etc? I am curious to know... ## this ointment is applied to various types of wounds cuts..ect. to help prevent infection and heal quicker ## want to know where to purchase sulfatiazol con penicilina in oinment form 30g in Chicago Il. area ## Can I use Slftiazol as an effective treatment for scabbies ## Can you use it on a healing tattoo? ## I want to know where to purchase a cream I purchased in Mexico several years ago. Unguento Sulfatiazol con Penicilina ## I found it possible to purchase it in any state of mexico at any pharmacy in the city. You will almost always fi...

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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? ## It depends on the drug. Is it time critical such as a diabetic med or an antibiotic. Diabetic me...

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Clindamycin, hot flashes, sweating

Can Clindamycin cause mild hot flashes, and feeling of sweating? I looked at side effect list and it is not listed. ## Hello, Bec! How are you? Yes, it's normal for most medications to cause those types of symptoms and very commonly reported. The FDA lists the other side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. If it gets too severe, you should have things checked out by your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have only today and tomorrow left on this medication for dental surgery. It has made me feel tired, and like I'm sweating. I was worried because I asked a few people who took the medication, and they said they didn't know, it didn't affect them this way. But I really appreci...

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Alaxan Fr during first trimester of pregnancy

I take some Alaxan FR and Amoxicillin when I am at my first weeks of pregnancy, is there any effect for my baby? Could someone help me what to do? ## Alaxan FR is reported to contain Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen [1]. Acetaminophen is generally considered safe to take during your entire pregnancy. Ibuprofen should be taken with caution and avoided in the third trimester [2]. Diclofenac is also an NSAID like Ibuprofen and should be avoided in your third trimester as well [3]. Since you are talking about multiple NSAID drugs, you should definitely work with your doctor to ensure that any medications you are taking fall within safe levels during your pregnancy. Best wishes! References: [1] [2] [3] To the original poster tin19 about Amoxicillin, it appears to be safe to take during pregnan...

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why does cefdinir make my urine smell

Does cefdinir make your urine smell and does it cause you to need to go more often? ## The exact reason why medications do certain things to the body are unknown, however, they all do have side effects, because you are ingesting a foreign substance. Cefdinir is an antibiotic, a generic for Omnicef. The most common side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and headache. That said, it should not make you urinate more frequently, but medications do affect people differently. Have you talked to your doctor about this? ## Yes. My urine smells awful, just like the smell/aftertaste of the capsule when I take my dose of Cefdinir. ## Mine too, just reeks. ## My urine smells terrible since I've been taking Omnicef.

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Sulfur drugs prescribed for sore under nose

3 days on a sulfur drug and I can't sleep and have difficulty urinating since taking it. I quit after 5 days, but it is still hard to sleep and I still have a problem urinating which were both ok before taking this drug. It was prescribed to cure a sore beneath my nose caused by pneumonia and excessive nose blowing, which was cured by a prescription ointment. ## What medication was it? Was it an antibiotic containing Sulfamethoxazole, and Trimethoprim? It can sometimes cause side effects like you've described, as well as nausea, dizziness, headache, and non-allergic skin rash. Ref: Bactrim Information Typically, the go away a few days after finishing your course of treatment, but if they do not, you should consult your doctor.

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Cefuroxime drug half life

Cefuroxime was a 10 day antibiotic. How many days does it take to leave your system after treatment? ## I'm also curious to find out how long this drug will be in my system? ## Antibiotics tend to have rather short times of duration in the body, which is why they must be taken regularly, over a certain period of time, to fully eradicate the bacteria being targeted. The half-life of Cefuroxime is only 80 minutes, and full bodily processing takes 5 to 6 half-lives, so 6.6 to 8 hours, though there may be slight variations depending on the length of time it was taken, and your individual body chemistry. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Cefuroxime as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Ref: Cefuroxime Information Is there anythin...

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Nitrofurantoin and UTI Remedy

I am going in for a uterus treatment and the doctor had me take a urine culture 7 days prior. Twice, the culture came back as positive and the doctor postponed the uterus treatment. I had no symptoms of the UTI. He then prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg once a day for a month prior to the next appointment for the procedure. Is this the right antibiotic for my situation? The dosage? Anything else I might add to rectify the positive result of the culture? ## It is appropriate and the best choice of drug. I am also on this drug everyday in the same dose of 100 mg. I take it to prevent UTIs because I get them all the time. This antibiotic only treats the urinary tract so I understand why your doctor prescribed it. Hopefully the next result you have will be negative. If anything is going to wo...

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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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blue round tablet with imprint bmp202 need ID of tablet ## This tablet contains 100mgs of Amoxicillin, an antibiotic, for veterinary use in animals. Side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea, just as they can be for people. Do you have any questions? ## Yes my dog got lose and along his outing when he came home his toe nail was ripped out not bleeding then I guess I was so over wheled with the front paw looking like it hurt him but today I noticed his both back paws are damaged pulled away I am upset and baffled by his injuries there not bleeding maybe weepy but not gushing blood my friend had some old canine meds I can't get to the vet until tomorrow emergency to expensive the won't work with me there so I have some bmp 202 could I administer that to ...

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Macrobid and HCG

I recently found out I was pregnant. Just before I found out, I had a UTI and took Macrobid. I had a blood test at the Dr.'s office soon after I finished the prescription and my HCG levels were very high. Three days later, they were normal again, and ultrasound shows a heartbeat and everything in the right place--not ectopic. I am trying to come up with an explanation for the initial elevated HCG. My thyroid is fine. Could the Macrobid have caused the initial elevation? ## Given that you are pregnant, it is most likely that they just happened to test at the same time your body was producing a high amount of it due to pregnancy hormones, that is normal. You can learn more HCG Information here. Have you discussed it with your doctor? Are you on any other medications?

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bactrim and orange juice

Can I drink orange juice while on this medication? ## Hello, Fran! How are you? Yes, it is grapefruit juice contains an enzyme that can reduce the effectiveness of some medications, or make you absorb too much of them, but not orange juice. The FDA classifies Bactrim as an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent bacterial infections and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I drink grapefruit juice?

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Acido Nalidixico Fenazopiridina

I got this in Mexico last week for a bladder infection. Is this just for the pain of a bladder infection? Or does it help cure one too? ## The active ingredients are 500mgs of Nalidixic Acid and 50mgs of Phenazopyridine, it is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections, because some bacteria that cause them are sensitive to the acid and will be killed by it. That said, however, it is not an antibiotic, so it may help clear it up, but there is also a chance that it won't. The main side effect warned about when taking this is photo-sensitivity. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I live in Mexico and have been taking Acido Nalidixico Fenazopiridina for several days now for a urinary tract infection. (self diagnosed as I know the symptoms since I have had many) However,...

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How Long Does The Antibiotic Levofloxacin Remain In Your System

I will be taking Levofloxcin 500mg for 10 days. How long will it remain in my system after finishing the medicine? ## I was taking levofoxcin 500mg for 5 days. How long will it remain in my system after finishing the medicine? ## Several days, but not very long, since that is not a long time to be taking it. Learn more Levofloxacin details here. Did you have some trouble with it, or experience some bad side effects? ## I was prescribed 10 tablets 500mg each for a broncial infection, 1 tablet daily. After taking 4 tablets, I experienced severe axiety attacks or panic attacks. I stopped and went back to my doctor who told me to finish them. After taking another for 2 days, ( 2 more), it started over again, only more severe than before. I stopped for good. ## I have used 1x500mg levofloxac...

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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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Purbac and insomnia

I'm taking purbac double strength but I can't sleep at all. Anyone else having insomnia? ## That’s because Purbac is an antibiotic. It does nothing for insomnia. ## Isomnia is a common issue with many medications. Purbac contains the active ingredient Sulfamethoxazole, it is most commonly used to treat bacterial infections. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, diarrhea, and arthralgia. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications? ## Yes, I can't sleep, my mind is very active and if I do fall asleep it's only for 3hrs. I also feel tired with no energy. ## I can’t sleep while taking this medication either.

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clarithromyacin withdrawal effects

Recently I have taken Clarithromyacin as part of a two week treatment along with Amoxicillian and Lanzoprazole to try to cure H Pylori. I also take Phenobarbitone and Phenytoin to control my Epilepsy which has been successful for over 37 years. However since completing the course of Clarithromyacin etc last week I have experienced nerve spasms and some slight muscle twitches. The patient leaflet informs you that in very rare cases while taking the drug convuslions may occur but it does not state whether or not there are any known side effects once the drug is no longer taken. Is ther any information or related experience data available Thanks ## I was diagnosed with h pilory, I took the same medication, my h pilory returned and Im having muscle spasms as well. While it is not certain th...

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Purbac d.s.tablets

Hi I'm on Arv treatment for 11 months and it has help me to boost cd4 count and I've also gained weight,my scheme always send me the Arvs,purbac and vitamins of which my doctor told me that the vitamins will make me gain weight,I once stop taking both purbac and vitamins until I had a bad fever and I took them again.the problem is that I have developed the rash over my body that needs a scratching could it be durban or should I discontinue using it. ## Nono, an itchy rash could be the sign of a possibly dangerous allergic reaction, so you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. Such allergic reactions tend to worsen with time, and repeated exposure to the allergen. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Purbac as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhe...

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