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what is the difference between penicillin for human use and penicillin for animal use

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral vs injection: Penicillin V is absored when taken by mouth. Most other forms of penicillin are not.

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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin is a synthetic penicillin, and has a broader spectrum of anti-bacterial activity than penicillin. Penicillin has limited use these days, ... Read More
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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Different Coverage: Penicillin antibiotics is a big group that include natural penicillins, amido-penicillins, oxacillin group and semi-synthetic PCN. Each has different ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Penicllins: Penicillin g benzathine, potassium, procaine and sodium are currently available in the United States in parenteral formulations for intravenous or int ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: These are two completely different classes of antibiotics and totally structurally unrelated. Metronidazole is predominantly used against bacteria th ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Penicillins: Ampicillin belongs to the penicillin group of beta-lactam antibiotics.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: It is a long acting PCN. Short acting would have protected you.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Strep: May have strep plus other e.g. cold or allergy. Continue penicillin for full course. Check back with your doctor.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Monitor it: Watch for signficant increase in size, warmth, pain, purulent drainage or streaking. You are aware of being allergic to bees or penicillin but might ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please check : Please check yourself for c-diff cloths and possible other reasons ,You need to see your PCP

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