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Antibiotics And Inr
With cold and virus, is it okay to take antibiotics whilst on blood thinners ( xarelto, ) and detralex 500mg?
Blood thinners & Abx: First of all, you don't want to treat a virus (the usual cold) with an antibiotic, because antibiotics don't work against viruses, only against bacteria, which cause secondary problems will sinusitis or ear infections or bronchitis. For blood thinners generally, the manufacturer recommends caution with all antibiotics, but if you need one you should take one and just monitor your blood tests more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication questions: Lots of infections from the gut to the skin to stds to other forms of vagnitis. This is way too broad. What are your specific concerns or worries? ...Read more
Should I have my INR checked while taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I take 5mg daily. and usually run btw, 2.5 & 2.8 monthly. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is 4 urinary infection?
Yes check INR: Hello Randy Yes you should have your INR checked while on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. There is significant interaction with Coumadin (warfarin) and Sulfamethoxazole and moderate interaction with trimethoprim. Sulfamethoxazole and Coumadin (warfarin) interaction can put you in risk of bleeding if you are elderly or have kidney dis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Have to on low dose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to prevent utis i get. Will taking strong probiotics prevent c-diff and crohns, or antibiotic associated diarrhea?
Maybe: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a pretty broad spectrum antibiotic. See if the doc can give you a narrower abx. I would definitely take probiotics but that may not prevent cdiff. Crohn's does not come from taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
With great care: Cloxacillin, ciprofloxin and especially Levaquin (levofloxacin) have been associated with elevations in the inr in some people on coumadin/warfarin, Dicloxacillin has been reported to lower the inr. The bottom line is many medications have the potential to affect the inr. If a medication change of any kind is to occur tlose monitoring should be donehe prescribing physician needs to be aware. If needed c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cellulitis w/ abscess. Is this safe to take with elevated liver function?
Below: Follow your DR's advice, they know your full medical history. ...Read more
Pt in her 70s with past DVT, now off of Coumadin, (warfarin) but with slightly high protein C level. Do I need to anti-coag, further testing?
No-Sigle DVT/Active: If DVT was Post Op or other trigred events like driving/Flying/long distance, Can stop the Coumadin (warfarin) after treating for 3 to 6 months. ( no HRT?) If there are co morbid conditions like Physical disability and recurrent DVT, or Smoker: Yes Needs long term Rx. If No risk factors and can take ASA, it is an option. Now Xeralto can be an option instead of Coumadin (warfarin). Monitor Protein C and S level. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
When taking antibiotics for chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis if I vomit will the antibiotics still work?
It depends...: ...on how soon you vomit after each dose. Within 30 minutes, treatment may not work. After a half hour, usually enough antibiotic is retained or has been absorbed to still be effective. If both doxycycline and metronidazole, don't take them together and take both with food. Avoid alcohol. Also, azithromycin 1 dose can replace doxycycline. Discuss all this with the doctor or clinic treating you. ...Read more
Which antibiotic is safer for the ears (not ototoxic) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) or Cephalexin. Please advise?
Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?
See below: Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate. You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just returned from hospital for allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (antibiotic) blood and urine tests fine.I was given multiple antibiotics by IV while there.At the end of my last urination there was blood?
Been prescribed azythromycin doxycycline 15 days and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 15 days. Sinus infection and uti. I'm not using all these. Which is best for both?
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Can these two antibiotics be taken together doxycycline and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Yes, but: Did your physician prescribe both? Sometimes we are on a medication routinely (ie- Doxycycline for acne) and a different antibiotic becomes necessary for another reason. In some cases, the routine antibiotic is suspended until the other one is completed. In short, please clarify with your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. Missed 3 or 4 days of taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm having vaginal bleeding? Normal?
Call your doctor: It is not good to miss doses of your antibiotic when treating strep throat. You risk getting rheumatic heart disease. You must take all 10 days and may have to start again, ask your doctor about it. And an antibiotic can cause irregular periods. If irregularity persists through your next cycle or two, see your doc about this, too. ...Read more
Is it okay to take antibiotics (Bactrim) while on lisinipril and metoprolol for high blood pressure? Also, which otc meds are best for sinus infection
Meds: First of all make sure you don't have an allergy to antibiotics. Taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and a lisinopril if you have certain chronic disease like kidney disease may lead to reduced kidney function. You should discuss this with your doctor but the medications themselves don't have a significant interaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection and bronchitis. Should i continue taking a probiotic or stop while on the antibiotics?
Probiotics: Probiotics is used to prevent the side effects of diarrhea from the antibiotics. Diarrhea can sometimes persist after the antibiotics. It may be beneficial to continue the probiotics until the diarrhea resolves. I recommend following up with your provider if you have diarrhea secondary to the use of antibiotics. ...Read more