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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ampicillin: Ampicillin works by killing certain bacteria.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ampicillin: Contraindiations: "Hypersensitivity to penicillins, cephalosporins or imipenem. Oral form not used to treat severe pneumonia, empyema, bacteremia, pe ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ampicillin : Dosage depends on what you are treating and the age of the patient. So it is difficult to answer your question. To much is more than what is recommend ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Ampicillin does not cause photosensitivity.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No, it's not.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
May help: Other antibiotics, especially the tetracycline family, are better choices for several reasons. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Strong antibiotic: Not at all sure what a "strong antibiotic" means. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of a class of antibiotics called the fluoroquinolones. They are act ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: It depends on what you were taking it for.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (su ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Antibiotic: Amoxicillin is in a class of medications called penicillin-like antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic acid is in a clas ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a completely different class of antibiotics. Azithromycin is a macrolide. So if you're allergic to penicillins only, you can take azithromycin ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No...: ...Unless you are allergic to penicillin, which your dermatologist probably asked you about before prescribing it.
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: both of the drugs are commonly used antibiotics
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roaney
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Doxycycline - Vibram: Vibramycin is a brand name of doxycycline.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience in Pediatrics
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin): NO IT IS NOT OTOTOXIC PER THE COMPANY PACKAGE INSERT.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not effective: Combining antibiotic therapy with the use of benzoyl peroxide decreases the development of antibiotic resistance and improves treatment efficacy. Ant ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacteria ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
All the same: These are all essentially the same. They would be effective for some types of pneumonia, but would not be the first choice if you were treating pneum ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
31 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Current cdc recommendations do not include the use of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Streph Throat: This is what my family does. However, often times providers are learly of this route due to concerns about possible medication allergy.
A male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not well: No Bactrim DS will kill some Gram negative bacteria but will have little effect on gonorrhea.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa dru ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains sulfonamide & is used to treat or prevent infections..
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: As long as not allergic, no problem.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (su ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Ampiclox is Ampicillin + cloxacillin.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: There is no significant interaction between metoprolol and ampicillin. If you usually take metoprolol, it would be unlikely to have any problems. If y ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Not an acceptable treatment for strep.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Half life of Ampicillin is 1 hour.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Within a week: A few days to a week, usually.
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A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Long term prophylactic Ampicillin is not needed, but needs to get prophylaxis before specific procedures such as dental work or cystoscopey.
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ok to use if PCN -ok: If you are not allergic to penicillin it is okay to use if prescribed by your doctor. Other antibiotics also we use, but above drug is one among them ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience in General Practice
Read Instructions: Depends on the bacteria being treated, and its sensitivity to the antibiotic. This was likely taken into account when the medication was prescribed. ... Read More

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