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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Is amox k clav 875mg good for bronchitis?

Is amox k clav 875mg good for bronchitis?

Not really: It is not recommended that antibiotics be given for bronchitis in patients with normal immune systems who don't have chronic lung disease. Poeple given placebos get better just as fast as people given antibiotics. Which means that when it comes to treating bronchitis, antibiotics are placebos, and amoxicillin-clavulinic acid is a pretty harsh placebo. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxcillin better for tooth infection?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxcillin better for tooth infection?

Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read more

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Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) inhibit CYP3A4 enzyme?

Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)  inhibit CYP3A4 enzyme?

The Answer Is.......: No Non Ne Bu Nee Nein Lo Nei Ni Nai Aniyo Ne Nei Na Nie Nao Nu Niet Nie Hapana Nej .......well, you get the point....... ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

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 to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

No: Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days( 2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days. If the infection is just a boil or a small abscess >Just incision and drainage alone, without antibiotics ...Read more

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Can I take metronidazole while I'm taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Ok: This combination should be ok. You can always check with your pharmacist,however as he/she has access to all the information on medications and interactions. ...Read more

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Amox clav 875is it good for tooth infection?

Amox clav 875is it good for tooth infection?

Good, but ......: It will work, but the decision about which antibiotic is best is based on an exam, history, other factors. The antibiotic you suggest may be too much, or may be just right. The dosage is critical for resolution of the infection. See a dentist, and there are several good ones in Jackson, Tn. ...Read more

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How long between switching from levaquin (levofloxacin) to amox clav?

Why?: I don't understand the question. What's being treated and why are you switching? If your doctor told you to switch, you can just switch. ...Read more

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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR: The XR means extended release. Be sure never to cut or break a medicine that is extended release because it won't dose correctly if not intact as it came from the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds prescribed for strep throat?

Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds prescribed for strep throat?

Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacterial resistance has developed. However, at least one study has proven this to be false, and sulfonamide drugs may be useful for this infection in patients with allergies to more traditionally used antibiotics or with multiple infections. J Clin Microbiol. Dec 2012; 50(12): 4067–4072. ...Read more

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Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

No: Antibiotics will not effect hormone levels and therefore do not effect the timing of a menstrual period. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stronger antibotic than keflex?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stronger antibotic than keflex?

No: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is moe active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ. ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?

2 different classes: of antibiotics that have different indications so cannot compare Each is better for certain indications. ...Read more

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Doxycycline hyclate 100mg for strep throat?

Doxycycline hyclate 100mg  for strep throat?

Doxycycline: not the best drug for strep throat. Do you have allergies to other medications such as Penicillins? All the best. ...Read more

Augmentin (Definition)

Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more