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Side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

Side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

Gastrointestinal: Stomach upset with nausea are common. Diarrhea can occur. Metallic taste is a common complaint. Long term use can rarely lead to tendon and retina damage. ...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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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

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

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Side effect of antibiotics?

Side effect of antibiotics?

Well, there is: Hey, any side effect, any antibiotic; you call the physician who prescribed it. Well, it kinda goes with the territory. Not a problem. Yes-tomorrow, tomorrow morning. Because! ...Read more

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Zithromax and side effects of it?

Zithromax and side effects of it?

Beware: Most common side effect is GI upset.But a new fda warning came out this week about heart problems.All drugs have risks-do not take any rx without risk/benefit thought. ...Read more

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Side effects of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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Side effects of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Rash: Most common is rash, since it is a penicillin drug, but it also causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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Side effects of avelox?

Side effects of avelox?

Avelox: Some are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, loss of appetite, headache, weakness, dry mouth, sores in mouth/tongue, sweating. Serious ones are allergic reactions, shortness of breath, confusion, changes in mental status. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Accutane and ciprofloxacin?

What are the side effects of taking Accutane and ciprofloxacin?

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

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Sulperazone and its side effect?

Sulperazone and its side effect?

Aka Cefoperazone: Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, the latter being the most frequent. ...Read more

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Side effects of cephalexin?

Few: Aside from allergic reactions which are few, occasional GI upset, Cephalexin has very few side-effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

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

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Side effects of tetracycline?

Side effects of tetracycline?

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

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What are the side effects of ketek antibiotics?

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What are the side effects of ketek antibiotics?

Ketek: Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, disturbances of taste. Less common are palpitations, blurred vision, rashes. Rarely, liver damage. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vancomycin antibiotics?

What are the side effects of vancomycin antibiotics?

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 more

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What are the side effects of taking biaxin (clarithromycin)?

What are the side effects of taking biaxin (clarithromycin)?

GI upset: Gi problems (diarrhea, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, bad taste, heartburn). Rash. Headaches. If you have coronary artery disease, talk with your heart doctor (there's some concern about heart conduction problems and possible bad heart rhythms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of keflex antibiotic?

What are the side effects of keflex antibiotic?

Keflex side effects: Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic. This antibiotic can commonly cause gastrointestinal side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and sometimes, headaches. Serious side effects include anaphylactic reactions, decrease in blood cells and liver disease. ...Read more

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How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particularly the ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Whats the side effects of cefuroxime antibiotic?

Whats the side effects of cefuroxime antibiotic?

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

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Contraceptions and their side effects?

Contraceptions and their side effects?

Many options: There are many contraceptive options and major side effects are unlikely with most. Condoms are simple and protective if used properly. Get a checkup and see what is best for you. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential antibiotic use side effects?

What should I do about potential antibiotic use side effects?

Antibiotic SE's: If you have any serious side effects, please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more

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How often can antibiotics have side effects?

How often can antibiotics have side effects?

Allergy and others: Antibiotics kill bacteria. In doing so they may kill the normal flora of your body or your vagina allowing yeast to sometimes grow. Other side effects include interaction with other medications or allergy responses. ...Read more

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When after beginning antibiotics do side effects occur?

When after beginning antibiotics do side effects occur?

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

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How to determine the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

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

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How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

Test: Both can cause diarrhea, pain and bleeding. Stool can be tested for c diff , the cause of antibiotic colitis. If positive need to be treated. If negative you will need a GI workup that may include a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particularly the ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Do regulated, prescription antibiotics cause any side-effects?

Of course: Virtually all drugs have potential side effects. Antibiotics are no exception. ...Read more

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How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Medication SEs: Not sure why you asked and answered your own question. It seems pretty straight forward and you have answered it. Am i missing something here? Do you have another question that you really want answered? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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What the different between broad spectrum and macrolid antibiotic? which one more strong side effects ?

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

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Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti? I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.

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