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Antibiotics And Side Effects
How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more
Combination OK: You would have to consider side effects of each separtely. Accutane has a long list the wort of which is dry skin, potential for depression and suicide risk and birth defects if a female becomes pregnant, and sun sensitivity, and for Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if taken for a longer period of time cartiledge damage and in some people it can have cardiac effects and cause arrythmias(even if taken for shorter periods. ...Read more
Talk to pharmacist.: Side effects of Rifampin include confusion, dizziness, abdominal pain, bruising, bleeding, hostility, palpitations, increased blood pressure, trouble breathing, dark colored urine ; light colored stools. See your pharmacist for a more complete, comprehensive overview of the posssible side effects of this and any med. ...Read more
A few: Tetracycline should not be given in pregnancy due to staining of the teeth of the fetus. Like all drugs tetracycline can cause allergy. It can lead to overgrowth of other organisms particularly candida in the vagina. It might not be effective in some cases and of course will not work for viral illness. It is a useful and very inexpensive drug which is now not being carried in some pharmacies. ...Read more
See below: All drugs carry the risk of side effects and toxicities. Vancomycin can cause a variety of skin rashes and allergies. If infused too rapidly it can cause a histamine release "red man syndrome" and can cause IV site phlebitis. If given in doses too high for the level of kidney function renal insufficiency and hearing problems can develop. Low white blood cell and platelet counts can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cefuroxime SE's: Common: diarrhea/nausea/vomiting; vaginitis; elevated liver enzymes, diaper rash; impaired kidneys; anemia; jarisch-herxheimer rxn. Serious: severe allergic rxns; kidney damage; decreased blood cell elements (rbc's, wbc's, platelets, etc); seizures; clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. ...Read more
Antibiotic SE's: If you have any serious side effects, please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more
Variable: Severe allergic reactions may occur instantly or take days to weeks to show up other side effects also take a variable time or in the case of certain antibiotics wait till you get in the sun. There really is no rule to predict by. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the drug, the side effect, and your condition. ...Read more
Pseudomembranous: Colitis caused by c. Difficile is usually more severe than diarrhea caused by antibiotic side effect and does not go away when you stop the medication. To be sure, you need to have your stool tested for c. Difficile, if your diarrhea persists or abdominal pain, fever, or bloody diarrhea occurs. ...Read more
Of course: Virtually all drugs have potential side effects. Antibiotics are no exception. ...Read more
Check it out: Take with food and probiotics away from antibiotics. ...Read more
10w6d pregnant when detected for Beta Streptococci, Group B
<10,000 cfu/mL. Can I leave it untreated or Do I need antibiotic? Concern on side effects
What do you advise if i switched birth control pills and started antibiotics, are my side effects normal?
Depends: what side effects are you experiencing? Should discuss with your healthcare provider. ...Read more
How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?
How long does it usually take for antibiotic side effects like nausea or diarrhea to start, and can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) be used to treat them?
Antibiotics+diarrhea: If a medication causes nausea, that usually happens right away, within an hour of the first dose. Diarrhea can start after a longer period of time - from several hours to several days. The illness being treated can also be the cause of the diarrhea. Sometimes antibiotic-associated diarrhea requires that we stop or change the antibiotic. if fever or painful diarrhea, please talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Should I stop taking amoxicillin if I get heart palpitations? How safe is this antibiotic? How rare are side effects to it?
No: Amoxicillij is a relatively safe medication. This being the cause for you palpitations is unlikely ...Read more
What is the safest antibiotic that has the least side effects, allergic reactions, and potential to damage organs like the liver?
Depends: The commonly used antibiotics do not cause organ damage but the dose may need be adjusted if the particular organ has been impaired. There is no drug (or food) which is 100% safe but generally speaking those in the macrolide group (Z pak (azithromycin) etc) have the lowest side effect profile even though erythromycin may cause GI upset in a small % of people. ...Read more
What the different between broad spectrum and macrolid antibiotic? which one more strong side effects ?
Tough comparison: Broad spectrum is a relative term. For example, the macrolides have a broader spectrum than penicillin, and the quinolones have a broader spectrum than the macrolides. A broader spectrum will kill more types of bacteria and is useful when the organism one needs to kill is not known precisely. Broader spectrum drugs will also kill more natural gut bacteria and are more likely to cause diarrhea. ...Read more
Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti? I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.
Yes: Most organisms that causeUTI respond well to antibiotics. 3 day course is the recommended length of treatment with use of appropriate antibiotics. Keep hydrated to reduce the risk of developing UTI. Good health. ...Read more
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