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Diagnosed with giardia and given Alinia 2xday for 6 days. Two+ weeks after treatment, no change in symptoms. Told it could take months. True?

Diagnosed with giardia and given Alinia 2xday for 6 days. Two+ weeks after treatment, no change in symptoms. Told it could take months. True?

Giardia: Did you just have giardia or possibly something else as well like cryptosporidium or cyclosporidium (bactrim) amebiasis (Flagyl)? Flagyl can also work for giardia. Would also consider concurrent probiotic so as to replenish with normal bacteria as the microbiome in te gut is disrupted. Consider second opinion by GI doc, or by GI doc on Healthtap prime ...Read more

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Took alinia 2x day for 7 days and zegerid for 5 days. Developed a mild body tremor Off alinia 5 days and zegerid 3 still tremor. Coincidence or normal?

Took alinia 2x day for 7 days and zegerid for 5 days. Developed a mild body tremor Off alinia 5 days and zegerid 3 still tremor. Coincidence or normal?

Difficult to say: Well, first, there's the underlying condition. Nausea/vomiting from gastrointestinal conditions WILL produce tremor (can be from serious electrolyte/salt imbalance requiring treatment).
Although tremor is NEVER mentioned under side effects of nitazoxanide, since it acts on nerves of germ/parasite....there's a small theoretical possibility. ...Read more

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Dr gave me Alinia and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diverticulitis. Up all night insomnia, nausea, jittery, leg pain. Had Ciff 2 months ago. Is Augmentin worse than Alinia?

Dr gave me Alinia and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diverticulitis. Up all night insomnia, nausea, jittery, leg pain. Had Ciff 2 months ago. Is Augmentin worse than Alinia?

Not sure if you mean: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) worse than Alinia in side effects? Both give you gastrointestinal upset symptoms, but jitteriness and insomnia should not be attributed to antibiotics. Unless the GI upset symptoms (nausea/ diarrhea/ etc.) are keeping you up. Make sure you drink LOTS of water/fluids to replace the volume lost since dehydration is the #1 cause of side effects while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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On n off (when on alinia or flagyl) bloody diarrhea for 3 mons. Started when I was taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection. Tested for c.diff and other things. All negative. What next? Lost 20 pou. Scared

On n off (when on alinia or flagyl) bloody diarrhea for 3 mons. Started when I was taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection. Tested for c.diff and other things. All negative. What next? Lost 20 pou. Scared

See: See Dentist to assure Dental infection completely cured. Antibiotic will only temporarily prevent spread of infection. Infected tooth material has to be removed. See Internist/gastroenterologist for GI problems. Please call for appointments now. ...Read more

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Can I take Nitazoxanide with metronidazole?

Can I take Nitazoxanide with metronidazole?

There are no: Confirmed interactions between these medications however in general it is not advised to take two potential amebicides together. Check with your prescriber to be certain this is intended for your care. ...Read more

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Why is my semen yellow? It doesn't smells bad nor hurts, and the consistency is normal. I blame that I am under a Nitazoxanide treatment, but Idk.

Why is my semen yellow? It doesn't smells bad nor hurts, and the consistency is normal. I blame that I am under a Nitazoxanide treatment, but Idk.

Here are some...: Taking Nitazoxanide may discolor urine so it likely discolors semen as well. Further confirmation could be established after its timely use is completed and over. Clinically, seminal discoloration usually carries no harmful effects onto health. Since you need to use Nitazoxanide, you probably require more intense practice of healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession than others. ...Read more

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Diet for high amonia levels?

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Diet for high amonia levels?

Lactulose: Dietary ammonia comes from metabolism of protein; reducing the total protein in your diet may help, but there is the counter problem of needing protein to actually make things the body needs. The best management for ammonia is to be compliant with lactulose to eliminate it from the gut. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of the condition atonia?

Has anyone heard of the condition atonia?

Sleep paralysis: A frightening form of paralysis that occurs when a person suddenly finds himself or herself unable to move for a few minutes, most often upon falling asleep or waking up. Sleep paralysis is due to an irregularity in passing between the stages of sleep and wakefulness. Sleep paralysis is not considered to be a sign of a serious condition, although it can be frightening. ...Read more

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How is it that why a person would get amonia?

How is it that why a person would get amonia?

Resubmit: Do you mean anemia or an elevated blood ammonia level? Resubmit your question with clarification. ...Read more

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What test can be made for elevated amonia levels?

What test can be made for elevated amonia levels?

Several: Elevated ammonia levels are often seen in patients with liver disease. Laboratory tests can identify the level of ammonia in the blood. Physical examination may also reveal asterixis that may occur in the patient when they are holding their arm straight with a wrist bent like a crossing guard would do to say stop. The wrist is more likely to flap forward the higher the ammonia level is. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best medcine for anginia pectoris besides nitroglycrin?

Need advice on what is the the best medcine for anginia pectoris besides nitroglycrin?

Angina: We generally treat coronary artery disease with aspirin, beta blockers, calcium blockers, ace inhibitors and nitrates; statin drugs are also generally given. The combination of all these agents is more effective than any single medication. ...Read more

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My friend been told she is not far of animia and has to have more tests, could you tell me what tests this may include, thankyou?

My friend been told she is not far of animia and has to have more tests, could you tell me what tests this may include, thankyou?

Find Cause if anemia: Anemia has many causes, may be loss of blood, kidney disease, tumor, deficiency of iron, some vitamins and many other. So they need to do other tests to determine the cause, so accordingly to decide how to correct it. ...Read more

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Why do I smell amonia everywhere?

Why do I smell amonia everywhere?

Not normal: What your are describing is not normal. This could be related to a chronic sinus infection. Less likely, but something that has got to be considered is a tumor of the nasal cavity/olfactory groove. Please get check by your local ent. At a minimum, you will need an endoscopy of the nasal cavities and a ct of the sinuses. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 9.5 is that animia?

My hemoglobin is 9.5 is that animia?

Get further labs: Yes, a hemoglobin of 9.5 is in the anemic range. There are several reasons for anemia. It generally comes down to increased loss of blood or lack of production of blood. You need to see your doctor to have this further evaluated with blood tests and depending on the results, a possible further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I just change my medication from combiver and stocrin to aluvia?

Can I just change my medication from combiver and stocrin to aluvia?

Likely not: You need to discuss this with your HIV specialist, as you are suggesting dropping down to lupin/riton-avir from a trio of different mechanism antivirals. ...Read more

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If ludwings agina occurs what are the symptoms and does both sides of the neck swell or just one?

If ludwings agina occurs what are the symptoms and does both sides of the neck swell or just one?

Odontogenic infect: Ludwig's angina is a potentially life-threatening cellulitis of the floor of the mouth, often due to dental infection and if untreated may obstruct the airway, necessitating tracheotomy. It can be unilateral or bilateral, but must be seen by a doctor familiar with this. It can progress very rapidly and involve the chest and pericardium. Should see doctor asap. ...Read more

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An idiot I work with mixed bleach with Amonia and Of course it gassed up and hit him hard. I moved him to fresh air, should he be evaluated?

An idiot I work with mixed bleach with Amonia and Of course it gassed up and hit him hard. I moved him to fresh air, should he be evaluated?

Yes - if he was ill.: Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. ...Read more

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I feel like there's something under my tounge I have a toot access took clindmaycinn now on amoxcillin could I have ludgwins agnia? Please help

I feel like there's something under my tounge I have a toot access took clindmaycinn now on amoxcillin could I have ludgwins agnia? Please help

See doctor: I recommend you go back to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics to have him check under your tongue. Ludwig's angina is usually associated with swelling of the neck. ...Read more

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Can you have sleep apnia?

Can you have sleep apnia?

Do you?: If so, here is a great source of info: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/. ...Read more

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Epo injection for amenia what are the costs?

Epo injection for amenia what are the costs?

Expensive: First make sure the anemia is not due to reversible factors such as iron, B12 or folate deficiency; if these are present they should be replaced prior to use of Epogen as replacement may correct the anemia. If ep is needed it is a relatively expensive drug costing hundreds of dollars every injection (which for EPO could be weekly); if Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) (long acting form made by amgen) can be more expensive. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

It depends: When you say better, are you asking is it more powerful or stronger? Avinza (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and vicodin is hydrocodone. Morphine is more potent. ...Read more

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How long to stay in the hospital for an agina?

How long to stay in the hospital for an agina?

Angina: You do not necessarily stay in the hospital just for angina. It can be managed at home with medications. If the chest pain is so severe and unrelenting, then you have stay in the hospital 1-2 days until symptoms subside and until all test for a heart attack are negative. ...Read more

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