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how does penicillin affect the kidneys function

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typical ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually not: Penicillin antibiotics are not intrinsically nephrotoxic. Rare patients develop allergic interstitial nephritis from penicillins. This is characteri ... Read More
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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
UTI: Both are not primary choice. Antibiotic course depends on bacteria growing in urine, detecble via urine cukture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimeth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?hematuria: Sounds more like the Kidney stone issue or some Urogenital tract issue that is most likely causing blood in the urine that you are seeing. Doubt it h ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not penicillin: Penicillin allergy causes a rash all over entire skin. If you need diagnosis and appropriate treatment, see a dermatologist. The information you suppl ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Daily penicillin: Will not likely affect your kidney but you are likely to have penicillin resistant bacteria colonizing you. Daily therapy can be used for prophylaxis ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably OK: Although aztreonam (Azactam®) is chemically related to penicillin, almost no penicillin allergic patients react to it. (In fact, most people with peni ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Abscess: The best thing to do with clindaymycin is to take a probiotic, or better yet eat at least 1 yogurt a day. This will help prevent clostridium difficil ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not normal: But side effects do occur.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Okay to take.: Hi, Thank you for your question. If you are not allergic to penicillin otherwise it is safe to take a temporary dose of penicillin while on Duromine. ... Read More

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