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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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Doxytet capsule

I went to a clinic to be tested for an std. The nurse discovered a discharge and prescribed a green capsule called doxytet. Now I am having diarrhea and some discomfort in my bladder. Is this normal? What is this tablet supposed to do? ## This is Doxytetracycline, which is an antibiotic, used to treat many type of infections, including STDs and others. Yes, diarrhea can be a side effect, as well as nausea, drowsiness and skin rash. As to the bladder discomfort, sometimes these antibiotics can cause a urinary or yeast infection, even though they are supposed to clear up others. Have you consulted the doctor on this, yet? ## i also went to the clinic for std. the nurse gave me doxytet. i take the capsules twice a day. in the morning and before i go to sleep. so my problem is that when i w...

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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 cant sleep mind very active and if i do fall asleep its for 3hrs also feel tired no energy

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Clindamycin expiration date/cold storage

Can one take expired Clindamycin if kept in cold storage? ## If you are referring to the tablets, they are only good for one year from the date of prescribing, after that they should be disposed of. This is an antibiotic, which may cause side effects such as: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. A liquid or cream formulation has a much shorter shelf-life. How old is the medication in question? ## THE LIQUID CLINDAMYCIN I HAVE IS FROM 3/22/2010. WHAT IS THE EFFECTS OF USING THIS OLD PRODUCT? ## I have clindamycin hcl 150 mg capstev since 2/10/2010 can they still be used? ## 4/1/2011 ## I have clindamycin from 2016. I have another tooth issue. Is it ok to take being two years old? ## Are they still good from 2017? ## Expired antibiotics should not be used.

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Moxifloxacin and effect on the uvula

I have no evidence of a causal link, but have a clear temporal link from the antibiotic to a degradation of the uvula continuing months following. Had also tendonitis generally and slow to recede. Any one else? ## Moxifloxacin is a Fluoroquinolone, and this class of medications is known to carry the risk of causing tendonitis, and tendon rupture as side effects, along with nausea, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Ref: Moxifloxacin Information The tendonitis and sore throat side effects might explain the issues you've experienced. However, I must admit to being unsure of exactly what you mean by 'degradation of the uvula', so could you please expound on that? Thank you!

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Antibiotics and Infections

I've been having a sore throat for the past few days. The symptoms got worse every day. I started to sneeze, cough, and got a fever. I filled a prescription for some Penicillin called Ampicillina 500 mg per capsule from Mexico. I was instructed to take them every 8 hours, however, 3 pills a day seemed a bit much for me so I took one at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23rd, and then another one 8 hours later. The next dose would have been at 7:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 24th, but I didn't take one till 9:30 a.m.. I forgot to take another 8 hours later, and I remembered this at 10:39 p.m., so I took another dose at 10:39 p.m.. I set an alarm this time but must have slept through it as I didn't wake up until 8:30 a.m., and I took the next dose at 8:39 a.m.. I do feel worse today, howeve...

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What is a Red and White Capsule With Mk

We have found a capsule which is half white and half red with an MK in an oval in black imprinted on each half of the capsule. Any idea what this is? ## I am sorry, but I can't find any information on this. It has popped up a few other times and the theories are that it's a foreign medication, which would also explain why it's not in our databases. Do you happen to know the country of origin? ## I think this is an antibiotic. I got it in Nicaragua so country of origin would be somewhere in Central America. ## Guatemalan medication. are red and white with mk with a black oval around it. My wife's brother gave it to her because she was under the weather with fever and ear aches like almost a common cold or infection. ## Trying to ID a red and white capsule with letters MK ...

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Cost of Xifaxan

My doctor put me on Xifaxan 3 X daily for 14 days because he had no samples. Walgreens called to inform me my copay is $844.00 which I can't pay! I know this works for SIBO bc I've had samples from him before. The cost of this antibiotic is excessive! ## I have now spoken with 3 pharmacist about coupons etc about cost of this Xifaxin! Without my Part D plan my insurance said my cost would be $4500. 14 days supply! Even the insurance rep tried to help but nothing anybody can do. Across the board this medicine is too costly! Many people have SIBO/ IBS & need this med. Our government should step up & help the seniors with these Big Pharm. Unless you are on Medicaid or have SSI or other subsidy you are screwed. Most seniors are barely making it on minimum social security as ...

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Taking Augmentin with NyQuil

Can you take Augmentin with NyQuil capsules? ## It should be fine as long as you're following the instructions that came with your prescription. Also, it's not recommended to drink alcohol when taking NyQuil. Other than that, I don't see interactions listed between Augmentin and any of the ingredients found in NyQuil [1]. If you still have concerns, you may wish to double check with your pharmacist.

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How Long Does The Antibiotic Levofloxacin Stay In Your System

I will be taking Levofloxcin 500mg for 10 days. How long will it stay in my system after finishing the medicine? ## I was taking levofoxcin 500mg for 5 days. How long will it stay 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 levofloxacin-w...

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Penicilina 500 Mg

Hello, my husband, 52 yro, 165 pds, woke up this morning with his cheak swollen from his tooth. I bought a bottle of Penicilina Nipecil 500 mg in mexico recently. What is the correct dosage and length he should take? Thank you for your help. ## I believe Nipecil might just be their brand name for it, but it seems the active ingredient is just Penicillin, which is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. Learn more Penicillin details here. The main problem, however, is that while it can treat the infection, it will not help with whatever underlying problem is causing the tooth to get infected, so it will likely just keep returning. He needs to see a dentist to have the tooth taken care of as soon as possible, they will also let him know what the best antibiotic...

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Can Canex V Cream treat a vaginal rash?

I've had toilet infection before treated it with Ciprofloxacin tablets and I felt a lot better. Now I have rash just beneath my vaginal opening and it is itching after I take a pee. Can Canex V cream be useful in treating this? ## It may help, antibiotics can sometimes cause yeast infections as a side effect, as reported by the U.S. FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness and stomach pain. Have you had any discharge? Has the Canex V been prescribed for you? What type of infection did you have? ## Hi doctor, sorry for bothering u again. I'm really scared. I had this rash in May and didn't think it was really serious....I was intimate with my partner for the first time later in May and didn't use protection. What is bothering me now is the rash looks like herpes...a...

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85 on one side white oblong e on other side

This pill is white and oblong, has a capital E on one side and if flipped over has an 8 and a 5 seperated by a score. ## This tablet contains 500mgs of Penicillin V with Potassium, this is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Do you have any questions? ## what is the dosage your suppose to take ## Can 8 5 E be taken for infected tooth ## Yes, I got them for my wisdom teeth when i had them taken out. ## Hi, I have some pills that were in my medicine cabinet and they are white oval pills. there is an 8 and a 5 on one side and on the other side there is just an E. Does any one have any idea what these pills are? Thank you so much in advance for your help. ## Do I need to eat before t...

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Purbac Side effects

I was on Purbac treatment for my Acne for six months. I have noticed that my stommach became much bigger during this time. An irodologist said that my gall bladder was not normal therefore i was getting fatter. Could this be the side effect of Purbac? What do i do now? Is it a long term effect? ## @mervin, ive used perbac before but whenever my dermotoligist prescribed it to me she told me to buy intestinal flora meds aswell as purbac can harm ur gut so maybe its because u take purbac on its own? try meds like lactovita or eat a whole lot of wheat lol :) ## @ Olivia I have been using purbac for almost a month now. My dermatologist prescribed it for my acne. I have noticed that I perspire a lot now and my skin gets extremely oily. Is this a side effect or a sign that it is working effect...

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phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium

SUMAPEN 500MG ANTIBACTERIAL ## yesterday nagtake ako nang gamot na cepalixin....sa ngaun po sumapin ang ininom ko kasi namamag na gilagid ko,ilang sumapin pa po ba ang inomin ko para mawala ang paga ng gilagaid ko...pero hinde nmn sumakit ang ngipin ko....tnx for advice ## Bakit po ba namamaga itong gilagid ?? anong dahilan nito ?? O anOng bawal ?? ## Will taking Pota-vi-kin Fenoximetilpenicilina (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) 800000u help vaginal itching? How often should I take?

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Zithromax for tooth abscess

What antibiotics do dentists give for tooth abscess??? ## I have a high tolerarenceto antibiotics/please recomend one for abcess/ ## Only your doctor, or dentist can help you decide which antibiotic would be best, and safest for you to take. There isn't necessarily one specific antibiotic that is best for everyone to treat a dental abscess. Dental Abscess Information Zithromax can be prescribed, as well as Penicillin, Ampicillin, and any number of others. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Ref:Antibiotic Information What has your dentist suggested?

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How many times should I take cherifer pgm within a month?

Please answer po... Hindi ko po alam kung ilang beses kasi sa isang buwan i take. ## Take ka ng anim everyday para effective talaga ## Please help po. Ilang days po ba pwedeng mag take ng cherifer pgm? My height is 4-5 Kaya ko pong tumaas, Hanggang sa 5-7! But hindi ko po alam kung paano? ## Everyday po? So 6 capsules in 6 days? ## how many cherifer capsule should i take everyday. pls i need some advice. tnx ## Once a day po umiinom sa ngayon po pang 9 days ko na po pero bakit di parin po umaangat ang height ko please help me po..tama po ba ginawa ko in the morning po umiinom...after eating tapos matutulog...ganun po ginagawa ko. ## pde po pbng mg take ng cherifer pgm ang 23 year old? ## mga engot wag kayo magpapaniwala sa pampatangkad kuno ## Hahaha.....nice....gawin mo lang kung ano a...

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Anaerobyl Side Effects after D & C

I recently had an abortion and I was 5 weeks pregnant and the doctor gave me Anaerobyl and Doxytet. My problem is I can't stop bleeding and I'm also having abdominal pains. What could be a problem? ## you need to go to a hospital to get your womb literaly cleaned, before u loose all your blood in your body and your womb might get damaged ## I only got pregnant once and had a miscarriage which is 4 years back and never got pregnant again and my doctor suggested i should take Doxytet and Anaerobyl and ciprofloxacin are these tablets going to help me get pregnant ## i was 8 weeks pregnant n had abortion but ever since i have pain in ma womb.wat is it dat is causing the pain? ## My husband has a early ejaculation doctor has prescribe anaerobyl 400 tablet dont know if is going to hel...

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Myrin-p forte information

What are the possible side effects and is there a recommended dosage? If so, how much do you take per day? ## Sorry, since this is not available in the U.S., I cannot find any information on it. I would suggest asking your doctor or pharmacist for more information. ## please tell me the difference between and myrin-p ## difference between myrin and myrin-p ## i was diagnosed w/ tb and was prescribed this med. i was warned to watch out for any signs of vomitting, itchiness, body aches, difficulty in breathing--all of which i experienced at the beginning when i first took the med. but those disappeared soon after. i think the med. is effective for my condition. at least this med. is in tablet form, all-in-one [i heard some take several meds. at a time, and it used to be in liquid form]. t...

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what is LU M73

should u not have dairy after or before taking pill ## Hello, Emily! How are you? Yes, while taking Doxycycline, you should make sure to take it at least an hour after having any dairy products, or anything containing calcium and you shouldn't ingest them for at least 2 hours after taking it. Otherwise, it may prevent you from absorbing as much of the antibiotic as you need. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## 73 lu pill To cleanse yourself how many should take ## I have sores from fiberglass is that good for that

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