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Doctor insights on: Antibiotic Dosage Chart

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Could you tell me what happens if I mess up my dosage for my antibiotics?

Continue them: If you accidentally took more or less of the antibiotic, don't overcompensate. Simply begin the next day as if you hadn't 'messed' up. I'm sure you will be fine. The important thing is to continue the dosage and finish the prescription, even if you're feeling better. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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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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What happens if I messed up dosage of an antibiotic in the past can I use the same antibiotic again?

What happens if I messed up dosage of an antibiotic in the past can I use the same antibiotic again?

Possibly: -it use of that particular antibiotic is indicated. But please don't just take antibiotics that are left over from the past. ...Read more

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What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used to take care of it, and what dosages?

What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used to take care of it, and what dosages?

Infection in the blo: Blood stream infection is called septisemia. It can result from contaminated catheters or serious infections in any body organ in a immune compromised pateint. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a dosage of antibiotics to work before the next dosage... amoxiclav to be specific..

How long does it take for a dosage of antibiotics to work before the next dosage... amoxiclav to be specific..

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This combination antibiotic works by inhibiting cell wall synthesis by susceptible bacteria, with the clavulanic acid blocking enzymes which might otherwise destroy the amoxicillin. WBCs finish the job. The half-life is quite short and the drug should be given at least every 6 hrs, but this depends upon what you are treating, where in body and other variables. Complex issue. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum. ...Read more

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What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used to treat it, and what dosages?

What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used to treat it, and what dosages?

Septicemia: This means bacteria multiplying in the blood stream. The body's reaction to infection is "sepsis", with fever or low temp, elevated or low WBC count, increased pulse (>90/min) and respirations (20 or more/min). Any two of these criteria are systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs) and if due to infection, sepsis. ...Read more

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How long does antibiotic Flagyl stay in your body after a weekly dosage?

How long does antibiotic Flagyl stay in your body after a weekly dosage?

About a day...: The average half life (time to reduce the amount of drug to 1/2 of its original amount) is 8 hours for Metronidazole (flagyl is the brand name). If liver problems exist, then it can take even longer. ...Read more

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Antibiotics dosage caused weakness and mild fevers expected causes and cure please help.

Antibiotics dosage caused weakness and mild fevers expected causes and cure please help.

Go back to doctor: The best thing to do is to see the doctor who prescribed the medications. Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?

My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?

Question truncated: Your question truncated. Question appears to be about amoxicillin dosage taken by the wrong child. As long as the meds are of the same concentration this should not be a problem. Continue amoxicillin for both siblings. ...Read more

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What is dosage of vitamin C for use as antibiotic?

Not an antibiotic: It is a vitamin and not an antibiotic at any dosage. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic and dosage ordered for child weighing 60 # with uti?

What is the antibiotic and dosage ordered for child weighing 60 # with uti?

Depends: The antibiotic depends on the bacteria isolated in the urine. There is not "one" antibiotic that is used for a uti. There are numerous choices depending on the bacteria causing it. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause gastritis and dosage of nexium (esomeprazole) to treat it?

Can antibiotics cause gastritis and dosage of nexium (esomeprazole) to treat it?

No: Antibiotics don't cause gastritis although some are harder on stomach than others. Erythromycin & clindamycin are known to be especially harsh on gut, former w/nausea & vomiting while latter w/diarrhea (although all are known to cause C diff diarrhea).There's no specific dose of Nexium (esomeprazole) or any other proton pump inhibitor to treat side effects. ...Read more

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Omeprazole supposed to take half to one hour before food. Missed dosage. Can I take it even though I have already eaten? Am also on antibiotics.

Omeprazole supposed to take half to one hour before food. Missed dosage. Can I take it even though I have already eaten? Am also on antibiotics.

Missed dose: You can take Omeprazole at any time along with your antibiotics. It is better, however, if you take if 1/2 hour before breakfast. Sometimes, people with severe reflux need to take it twice/day. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days. Thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days. Thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out of body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection ...Read more

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What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over

What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over

Genital warts?: Podofilox is simply applied to warts, usually without other consideration of the dose. Sometimes daily, other times only 2-3 times a week; follow the instructions on your prescription or that you received from your doctor or clinic. Levofloxacin has no effect on warts or HPV, the virus that causes them. Warts almost never "spread all over". Clarify any further question with your doctor. ...Read more

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I hv taken antibiotics iit was vry high dosage nd hv taken thrice a day for 5 days plus other medi too. My periods is delayed for 5 days. Is it k???

Antibiotics & period: Antibiotics certainly have side effects- we all know that. One side effect is that they can affect the metabolism of birth control pills. So you have to be extra careful if you are sexually active. On a different note, if you were very sick recently, your body might forego a period if the illness really weakened you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Lightheaded off and on but also just put on antibiotics for sinus. Take aldomet and bp avg109/64-117/75. Should I half dosage? Is bp cause lightheaded

Lightheaded off and on but also just put on antibiotics for sinus. Take aldomet and bp avg109/64-117/75. Should I half dosage? Is bp cause lightheaded

Some thoughts.: That is not a very abnormal bloood pressure but if it is auge change from previously then that is significant. Also, the pulse rate would often rise if the bp is low (for you). Also lightheadedness from low bp gets worse with standing and the bp dips with standing. ...Read more

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Is an immediate acne breakout (within a week) a result of stopping antibiotics or starting a high dosage probiotics?

Is an immediate acne breakout (within a week) a result of stopping antibiotics or starting a high dosage probiotics?

Possibly: If you were having problems with acne breakouts, it is possible that continuous antibiotic administration was suppressing your acne tendency. When you discontinued steady antibiotic intake, skin bacteria may have proliferated causing an outbreak. A dermatologist is best qualified to answer your question, however. I don't think taking probiotics was the cause of the outbreak. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic of choice to treat bacterial acute sinus infection? Please include dosage and duration. Thanks

What is the antibiotic of choice to treat bacterial acute sinus infection? Please include dosage and duration. Thanks

Xylitol ; OLE: A natural approach can be olive leaf extract as antimocrobial. Also, xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill seven days ago...mind you it was in the dosage of my birth control now have to take antibiotics could I get pregnant?

Yes: Emergency Contraceptives are used after sexual intercourse - not before an intended act. A few antibiotics can impact on effectiveness of oral contraceptives. You can check with your pharmacist to see if that antibiotic has potential to interfere with your pill. If yes, use a back up such as a condom. ...Read more