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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 cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for sinus infection?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for sinus infection?

Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin. ...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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Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin work for your sinus infection but augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dont?

Does amoxicillin work for your sinus infection but augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dont?

Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacteria that Amoxicillin does not cover well. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is essentially Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid. ...Read more

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Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR work for an ear infection?

Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR work for an ear infection?

Usually: Any antibiotic selected will have a percentage failure rate. However, this usually works well. ...Read more

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Is levaquin a good choice for sinusitis bot cured by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

See below: Antibiotics are no longer recommended for sinusitis unless it is severe or prolonged. Both Levaquin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are good antibiotics for sinusitis in those unusual cases where antibiotics are warrented. ...Read more

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Will amoxil (amoxicillin) work for this ear infection?

Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is spectrace (cefditoren pivoxil) good for sinus infections?

Is spectrace (cefditoren pivoxil) good for sinus infections?

Probably: Spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is approved for use in acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community acquired pneumonia, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections. ...Read more

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What is better for a sinus infection: levaquin (levofloxacin) or septra (bactrium) ?

What is better for a sinus infection: levaquin (levofloxacin) or septra (bactrium) ?

Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR work for if suspected an ear infection?

Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR work for if suspected an ear infection?

Yes,but...: It would, but for the average middle ear infection, it has a much broader spectrum of activity than is needed. A narrower spectrum antibiotic will work and is usually safer. ...Read more

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Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Antibiotic caution: It's best to get a doc's input on whether you need antibiotics or not...Particularly in this day and age when side effects can be worse (C. diff) and resistant germs are on the rise. The IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America) is against antibiotics for sinus infections. Best to see a doc and get proper advice before you go treating yourself. There's other good treatment that can be tried. ...Read more

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Is cefdinir an ok antibiotic for strep throat?

It will work well: This is like taking an elephant gun to kill a squirrel, but i've done it before and will do it again.Strep is killed off by this med and if the patient in unable to take penicillin or amoxicillin, it is a better back up med than many others. ...Read more

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Homeopathic antibiotic for sinuses?

Homeopathic antibiotic for sinuses?

Homeopathy & sinus: Homeopathic treatment can be very effective for sinus complaints. However, there are over 140 homeopathic remedies known to help sinus infections -- each of which has its own unique qualities. For best results you need a professional homeopath to take your case and select the best remedy for you. It's not an antibiotic because the treatment isn't aimed at a bacteria; it supports you instead. ...Read more

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I'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxi clav)&Dymista nasal spray for sinus infection, can I take lansoprazole to prevent intestinale trouble caused by antibiotic?

Yes: although there is a theoretic possibility that the suppression of acid in the stomach may make it more difficult to activate the clav part of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). However, I have not seen this being the issue. ...Read more

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Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic for a severe acute sinus infection?

Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic for a severe acute sinus infection?

OK, not first line.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will likely do an OK job on most sinus infections. There are other medications that are considered "first choices"-- amoxicillin, levofloxicin, doxycycline. There is quite a bit of resistance to some medication. Thus, if you are not responding after 5 days or so, or if you are getting worse, let your doctor know ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...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