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A 38-year-old member asked:

how long do i keep using my antibiotics for if i see no change?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Finish course: It is always important to finish the course of antibiotics you were prescribed. Timing until you feel better depends on what the infection was in the first place.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can i change my brand of antibiotics without consulting a doc?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Not good idea.: You can't get a new antibiotic without a prescription from your doctor. If you happen to have some old ones from a previous infection, they are probably for a different type of infection and may be old. You should at least discuss it with your doctor.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Antibiotics every 6 hours. I take it at 2am 2pm and than at 8am 8pm. Due to the time change when should I take it?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Not to worry: If you fall back one hour.The med will still work fine plus or minus 1 hr.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I catch flue approxemtly two times a year with 5-6 months in between. The question is should I change the type of antibiotics taken every time?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Influenza: If you have influenza you should not be taking antibiotics unless you develop secondary bacterial complications. There are antiviral meds available if you are diagnosed early in the course.

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Last updated Apr 2, 2013

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