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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: All medications have side effects. For example, tylenol (acetaminophen) causes more liver failures and has more overdoses than any other prescription ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not really : You clearly have an infection which is difficult to treat and is resistant to many other antibiotics. You probably have no choice but to take the zyvo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
No: It is fine to be vigilant but I have used the drug in many patients with minimal problems. At the en of the day you are probably on the drug because ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Zyvox (linezolid) has very serious side effects but if you discuss it with your doctor and use it as directed, you can mitigate the effects. If your ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
No definitely not: Zyvox, or linezolid, has great activity against Gram Positive bacteria. Serratia however is Gram Negative. Those classifications have to do with the s ... Read More
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Floroquinolones: are synthetic broad spectrum antibiotics.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) dur ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Overall rather safe: Allergic side effects: skin rash, urticaria, photosensitivity, rarely - anaphylaxis, stevens-johnson syndrome. Gastro-intestinal: diarrhea, nausea, ab ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particul ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If needed: Category c, so benefits must outweigh risks for the patient. If treating pneumonia or a serious infection with a resistent bacteria, it very well may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
MRSA: no it doesn't. need something else
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 female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: both of the drugs are commonly used antibiotics
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 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience in Dentistry
Most Likely Not: This is not the drug of choice for dental infections.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy: Most commonly a rash. Sulfa drug.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor.
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. T ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
STD: Its an alternative to treat bacterial infections.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: They are antibacterial/ antibiotics.
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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Wait 10 days: It is not clear what exactly the answer is. Zyvox (linezolid) is a weak MAO inhibitor. I would avoid other maoi's or drugs that act on sympathetic n ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Your doc can help you decide what you should do next. But ask yourself what's worse? Besides, there's no guarantee that you'll get worse just by going ... Read More

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