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Doctor insights on: Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Medication

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?

Not usually: I'm not sure where you are, but in most of the world's countries these drugs are not recommended and would not be used to treat PID. They are of uncertain activity against gonorrhea and definitely will not treat chlamydia. Try to find an infectious diseases or STD expert to advise on treatment. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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I'm a contact lens user and my eye is red (2 weeks) and have a small pimple on my lower eyelid. Antibiotics (gentamicin) isn't helping. Any thoughts?

I'm a contact lens user and my eye is red (2 weeks) and have a small pimple on my lower eyelid. Antibiotics (gentamicin) isn't helping. Any thoughts?

Contact lens: You might have an allergic conjunctivitis due to the contact lens and might need other drops. The pimple on the eyelid might be more of a stye, which the antibiotic drops potentially can help. If no improvement go see an opthamologist. ...Read more

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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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Can an antibiotic be taken with pain medication?

Can an antibiotic be taken with pain medication?

Maybe: Check with your pharmacist if any interactions exist. Some antibiotics and pain medications are metabolized by the same processes in the liver which can lead to delayed clearance of one or the other. ...Read more

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What medications are used for rosacea besides antibiotics?

What medications are used for rosacea besides antibiotics?

Creams: Topical medications such as metrogel, clenia, avar, finacea. In addition oradea although derived form an antibiotic. Is technically not an antibiotic but a subantimocrobial dose. It was first used in periodontal ideas and acts as an anti-inflammatory to suppress pustules in rosacea. ...Read more

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How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more

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What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

Gum bleeding: Bleeding from the gums, assuming it is not the result of a systemic disease, can only be treated with medication/antibiotics if it is done in conjunction with periodontal (gum) treatment.

The type of medication used will be determined by the treating dentist based on the scope of the gum infection. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics and pain medication at the same time for mastitis?

Can I take antibiotics and pain medication at the same time for mastitis?

Yes.: Actually, that would be the norm. If you are breastfeeding, consult with your child's pediatrician since those medication may enter the breast milk. ...Read more

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Is there any effect if medications such as antibiotics and vitamins taken at the same time? Will vitamins cause sickness sometimes?

Is there any effect if medications such as antibiotics and vitamins taken at the same time? Will vitamins cause sickness sometimes?

Yes: There are too many medication interaction to list. Vitamin overdose can cause sickness. Please see this site for more information and consult your pharmacist.
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm096386.htm. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility to fall pregnant on the Minerva pill? Wasn't on any other medications. No antibiotics. Took it same time everyday.

Is there a possibility to fall pregnant on the Minerva pill? Wasn't on any other medications. No antibiotics. Took it same time everyday.

Yes, take test: Yes, it is possible. The chances are very very low however it is still possible. Please take a pregnancy test if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the antibiotic medications for angular cheilitis treatment?

What are the antibiotic medications for angular cheilitis treatment?

Cheilits: Can try bactroban. May respond to cortisone cream. Do not lick corners of mouth. ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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The medication I accidentally took was clavamox 125mg antibiotics for dogs and I took 2, would it harm me?

Probably not: Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) is an antibiotic for dogs and cats. It is very similar to augmentin, an antibiotic given to humans. If you are allergic to penecillin, take 50 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. If not allergic, you will probably be fine. The human dose is commonly 500mg three times a day. A single dose of 250 mg should not cause toxicity or overdose. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

No, but: They can sometimes predispose patients to developing yeast infections or vaginitis, which can cause irritation that may feel similar to a uti. ...Read more

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Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Known side effect: Some antibiotics, especially the tetracycline class, are known to cause photosensitivity; it is advised to stay out of direct sun during the period of use. ...Read more

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Constpated from pain medication and antibiotics. Taking myralax, hasn't worked yet. Been Two weeks since last bm?

Constpated from pain medication and antibiotics. Taking myralax, hasn't worked yet. Been Two weeks since last bm?

Opioid-induced const: Opioid-induced constipation is a pain-in-the-ass (hope you don't mind the pun). If you're going to be taking narcotics for the long haul, it's always ideal to start a bowel regimen immediately/concurrently. Stool softener eg docusate plus stimulant laxative eg senna plus osmotic laxative eg lactulose, too. You may need Relistor (methylnaltrexone) which is approved for opioid-induced constipation. ...Read more

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I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do.?

I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do.?

New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?

About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?

Yes: Illness can cause your period to come late or to miss a period completely. However, if you had unprotected sex since your last period, then you should check a home pregnancy test. Take Care1 ...Read more

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Night sweats caused by pain medication and antibiotic use?

Night sweats caused by pain medication and antibiotic use?

Possible: Its possible to have night sweat with either. Once you complete antibiotic course and sweating continues, try stopping pain meds and if still have night sweats, it would warrant a thorough check up by your physician. ...Read more

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Can I exercise or drink green tea after taking medication? Example antibiotics.

Can I exercise or drink green tea after taking medication? Example antibiotics.

Green Tea: Green tea is reported to have possible interactions w anticoagulants, stimulants, oral contraceptives, antibiotics & alcohol. Exercise is fine. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics (cefaclor) interfere with ivf medications during an artificial cycle?

Can antibiotics (cefaclor) interfere with ivf medications during an artificial cycle?

Not likely: Antibiotics can affect the absorption of medicines. That is true. But the medicines in IVF are usually given in a dose that any antibiotics should not affect their metabolism. Many women take antibiotics for different reasons during IVF ...Read more

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