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Bactrim ds dosage for dog

My dog has an ear infection and I have some bactrim ds that I couldn't take. I was wondering if he could take this medicine and what dosage would I give him? He weighs 23-25 lbs. ## Hi Kat, When it comes to potent antibiotics such as Bactrim, I feel it is vital to contact an experienced veterinarian who can assess the dog's condition in person first and then make an appropriate medical decision based off their evaluation. Just to add, Bactrim is in fact prescribed to dogs and cats alike for various types of infections. My only concern is that Bactrim tends to cause a lot of side effects in humans, so I can only hope that your dog has a positive response to it. If you have a moment, please post back on how things are going with treatment. ## How much bactrim should I give my 60lb...

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vagina itch while taking ceftin

I started taking ceftin for a sinus infection feb. 26 and the past few days I've noticed u have vaginal itching. What should I do ? Will it go away ? HELP. ## Hello, Doreen! How are you? The FDA classifies this medication as an antibiotic and they can cause yeast infections, as a side effect as listed by the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. If you've never had a yeast infection before, then you should see your doctor to confirm what it is and they'll be able to prescribe the proper medication to eradicate it for you. Is there anything else I can help with? ## ALWAYS buy yogurt with active cultures when taking any antibiotic. I am so surprised, that doctors keep forgetting to tell people this. I also think it should be on the l...

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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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Cephalexin Cap 500 Mg Side Effects Hiccups

My husband has been taking this med for a virus. He will eat something small before taking b/c it upset his stomach. Shortly after taking he will get hiccups that will last for awhile. Can this med cause this and should he keep taking? ## First of all, Cephalexin is an antibiotic, so it is only effective against infections, it will not do anything for a virus, since it's not an antiviral medication. Did his doctor prescribe this? That is why antibiotics cannot be used to treat cold or the flu, because they are caused by viruses, not bacterial infections. Using them inappropriately causes the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. As to the hiccups, it is probably because they can cause some gas in some people, if he is taken it with small amounts of food and gulping a flu...

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how often do i take pentrexyl

how many capsules do i take and how often ## how many capsules do i take and how often ## I was prescribed pentrexyl for my strep throat I don't have the money to buy American medicine from local cvs. What dose should I take how many times a day ??I recently had it & the doxycycline & did nothing Noe effect. ## Hello, The PDR website sates that for adults the FDA-approved labeling recommends 150 to 200 mg/kg/day IV/IM divided every 3 to 4 hours. While the product labeling does not recommend a maximum dose, guidelines note 12 g/day IV for serious infections. For upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections 250 to 500 mg IV/IM every 6 hours for patients weighing 40 kg or more and 25 to 50 mg/kg/day IV/IM divided every 6 to 8 hours for those weighin...

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any side effects of the rocephin shot

I have had bad pain in the upper part of my leg and my hip since I got the rocephin shot. My leg got so sore about 2 hours after the shot, that I could barly walk on it. Now it hurts constantly and it catches and shots pain at where I sit down and stand up. I can hardly walk on my leg. I am wondering is this suppose to happen after this shot. I didn't have this before. ## Soreness, swelling, pain, and redness are possible side effects of getting a Rocephin shot. When exactly did you get the shot? Was it earlier today? Either way, if the pain persists or worsens i would highly recommend that you notify your doctor. Individuals with allergies to antibiotics may also be adversely affected. I would say monitor how you feel, and don't wait too long to place a phone call. Please post ...

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Pain and nausea after Penetrex knot kit

I took Penetrex knot kit eight days ago and I have been bleeding ever since with pain all over and severe nausea that doesn't even stop for a minute. So what should i do? Please help me out, can i have any tablets to control the pain? ## It sounds like you are having a severe reaction or an infection, and the drug is not doing its job. This could be potentially life threatening and I urge you to contact your doctor or visit the hospital ASAP, especially since it has been going on for over a week!!! Please do not take this lightly. I wish you the best with this, please let me know how you're doing. ## Please help, I just took the drug and am scared I will go through pains like Julia said. ## Charlie, how long ago did you take this? Are you able to contact your doctor if any side ...

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Is Penicillin good for boils?

Hi, I got a boil on my ankle, my head and my other leg. I took antibiotics called penicillin. They started draining but all of them are still with the core. Is this pill good for this condition? Please help me. It's been 3 weeks. ## Did your doctor prescribe it for you? This is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. How long did you take it? ## Hi, My son suffers with boils and I've been trying to get his doctor to order him some antibiotic like she did before but something stronger because they keep coming back. I have some penicillin VK from a couple of months ago and I was thinking will this work for him, so he can...

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Keflex and Pregnancy

I have a niece that is pregnant and is allergic to Penicillin. Her regular doctor gave her Keflex for what they thought was a bacterial skin infection. Her mother, my sister, was just told that Keflex can cause deafness for an unborn infant. Is this true? Is there a website or someplace I can get information from about this? We are very worried. The skin condition ended up not being bacterial after all. Thanks for all info you can give us. ## I was put on it when i was pregnant with my son back in 2005. I was told to take it up to my delivery that it would be fine for the baby. He is going to be 5 in February and he is just fine and has no signs of anything wrong. ## Yes, according to the FDA reports, it has no known harmful effects on the fetus and is considered safe for use during pre...

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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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Bactrim DS

sulfameth/trimethoprim 800-160 ## I have been on this drug for a week now and I have been experiencing a hard time sleeping and I wake up every hour on the hour and when I first was on it I did not sleep for four days and I never had sleeping problems before. When I do sleep I also get really weird dreams. Has anyone experienced this? ## Yes- I am having problems sleeping and weird dreams also. Ooh-well; it will stop soon. I will complete the medication and hopefully be done with it. ## This medication is a combination of two antibiotics, and yes, they will cause sleep problems for some people, but this will wear off if you are on it for awhile, or it you complete your course of treatment. ## I have been put on Bactrim for my acne treatment. I also have problem with sleeping and wierd d...

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