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Amoxicillin And Asthma
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was prescribed albuteral inhaler for asthma/upp resp. Started prednisone, tessalon perles and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Wheezing badly in chest. What can I do?
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Asthmatic w sinus infection and wheezing.Taking flovent, prednisone& zyrtec (cetirizine).No antibiotic since i'm allergic to most.Can I take garlic 4 infection.?
Have pneumonia asthma bronchitis on prednisone 40mgx5 levoflaxcin500x7 is ok to take benedryl, cough supp and expectorant to manage severe coughing?
Probably OK but..: If your cough is caused by uncontrolled asthma, then you need to get the asthma under control instead of relying on cough medicine to relieve the symptoms. On the other hand, if your lung function is reasonably good and the cough is too bothersome, i see no harm in taking a cough suppressant for a few days. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more
I have pneumonia and i'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and tessalon perles plus cough syrup------is all that okay?
Perhaps: I find that cough medicines like tessalon perles and non-codeine containing cough meds are not terribly effective for the cough from pneumonia. They are more effective for post nasal drip or tracheitis coughs. If the pneumonia is bacterial, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is often very effective. If the pneumonia is viral-and many pneumonias are-the antibiotic will make no difference. ...Read more
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
No: Most people who have sore throat and cough have a viral infection, for which antibiotics offer no benefit. In the case of strep throat, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is overkill: penicillin or Amoxicillin are enough. In the case of bacterial pneumonia, there are more appropriate antibiotics than augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: There is no problem with taking both at the same time, but i'd recommend taking them with food in the stomach to minimize digestive side effects. ...Read more
I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?
Its " overkill": If you have respiratory bacterial infection as a Strep throat 99% Strep group A.. best treated by Penicillin like antibiotics ( Amox..), but bronchitis is 99 % Viral and does NOT need antibiotics... UNLESS special circumstances .. History COPD, imunosupression , HIV... BUT in general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be redundant! Make sure to recover your GUT & Immune system by consumption daily Probiotics (Kefir,Yogur ...Read more
Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.
Different doses of prednisone for 1yr. Now on 40mg-asthma, respiratory infection. taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) nebulizer,rescue inhaler.BP is high. is it meds?
Possibly: I am very concerned that you have been on prednisone for a year for asthma. That is not good at all. I think you need to step up your preventive asthma therapy, adding in other preventives to your inhaled steroid, among other things. See a specialist for this asap. Yes, the elevated BP may be steroid related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if I'm pregnant and allergic to cephalosporins but not amoxicillan?
Yes,: No problem taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) while pregnant, as for the cross-reactivity: usually it's the other way round, people who are allergic to penicillin/amoxicillin (component of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)) ask if they can administer cephalosporins. At any rate, tell your doctor, and if any doubt, take the first dose in the doctor's office or ER waiting area, stay for an hour, if nothing happens, leave, good luck ...Read more
Can I take amoxicillin 250 and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 375 instead of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 mg ?
Not the same: Since we have no idea why you would be taking the meds, we can not comment on whether this would be appropriate. These meds are not the same. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 has a specific amount of clavulanate that is paired with the amoxicillin, and they work as a team. Your substitution is not equivalent. ...Read more
Can I take omnicef and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) together? I have a sinus infection and was prescribed omnicef but im already on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is this safe?
Similar class : Both are similar in way they attack bacteria. Overall Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is more effective for sinus infections. Omnicef is not used too often anymore for sinus infections and this is supported by the Infectious Disease Society of America. may get more Belly issues on both together. If sinus infection persists with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it needs another antibiotic or no antibiotic as a virus/mold/pollution is cause ...Read more
My doctor prescribed flovent fha and singular for mummy allergies, wheezing and asthma. Is this combo safe? Side effects?
Very safe: Treatment of asthma is likely being carried out. Flovent is an inhaled corticosteroid. It targets the inflammation in the airways and reduces the amount of smooth muscle making it easier for air to move in and out. Leukotrienes are a group of chemicals released during allergic reactions. They promote the inflammation in the airway. Singular targets leukotrienes. This is a very common combo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer