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Does amoxicillin work for prostatitis?

Does amoxicillin work for prostatitis?

It can: Prostatitis is best treated with an antibiotic which penetrates well into this gland. They are trimethoprim/sulfa (septra/bactrim), quinolones(cipro/levoquin) and chloramphenicol. If the infecting organism is susceptible to t/s or a quinolone these would be the best choice. If for example the infecting organism is an enterococcus, resistant to those antibiotics, Amoxicillin would be the choice. ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) help in dealing with prostatitis? I am a 26 year old male

Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) help in dealing with prostatitis? I am a 26 year old male

Not 1st choice: ...And should not self-treat, as prostatitis can be complicated and require 2-4 weeks of treatment--once properly diagnosed. You need seen by a dr / urgent care / urologist for exam and testing to id its cause + any potential additional infections for correct treatment. ...Read more

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Chronical prostatitis I use 6 week augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1mg 2 times a day. It looks like is helpfull but when i try too stop the symtoms starts againe. What can ?

Chronical prostatitis I use 6 week augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1mg 2 times a day. It looks like is helpfull but when i try too stop the symtoms starts againe. What can ?

Really?: The diagnosis of chronic prostatitis (CP) has been overused and even abused for men with lower urinary tract symptoms (luts). To sort out if what you have is luts or CP or chronic pelvic disorders, may be hard even in an experienced hand. For the time being, do: off coffee or carbonated caffeinated beverages, consume less seasoned spicy foods, try using alpha-blocker (from prescription). And see.. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

What usually causes prostatitis?

Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome - may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis - most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation) 4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - found on biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis in celebite men?

Perhaps: Prostate and seminal vesicle congestion is irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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How would i go about treating prostatitis?

First see Dr: First, you need to see a dr. And get properly diagnosed, ... Than if with prostatitis, you may require antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications to start. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't treat my prostatitis?

What happens if I don't treat my prostatitis?

Continued pain: Prostatitis can either be acute (fast onset) or chronic (lasting for weeks/months/years). It is a painful condition that can lead to chronic pelvic pain. It is best to treat acute prostatitis with at least a 3-4 week course of appropriate antibiotics to avoid developing chronic pain. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Yes: Diets rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables and a supplement called queceretin have all been shown to be good for prostate health. In addition, good urination habits, not holding urine, drinking plenty of water during the daytime are also good strategies. ...Read more

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Should i masturbate if I have prostatitis?

Should i masturbate if I have prostatitis?

Sure: It's unlikely to have a major impact on the course of the illness, but it may well make you more comfortable -- even more than usual. I hope you're able to get the infection -- if it is an infection -- under control. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question. ...Read more

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I have amoxicillin from 09 is it alright to take?

I have amoxicillin from 09 is it alright to take?

May be not: Usually antibiotics that old may not be good as they loose potency. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure cough?

Can amoxicillin cure cough?

Depends: What is the cause of the cough? If from a community acquired pneumonia, then Amoxicillin could be an effective treatment. However, if the cause is not infectious, then Amoxicillin will not do anything. Find the cause of the cough and treat, don't just treat the symptom. ...Read more

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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Amoxil (Definition)

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