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Antibiotics For Cholera
Which antibiotics r best to kill salmonella typhi...Had levofloxacin..Ciprofloxacin...Rocephanin IV but no improvement..Need help?
Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The best antibiotic for a urinary tract infection is based on the result of a culture and sensitivity testing of the urine. Empiric treatment is usually started with Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while awaiting culture results. Culture and sensitivity take about two days. ...Read more
Help please! is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) an effective treatment for tonsillitis caused by virus not bacteria?
Tonsillitis: Augmentin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Thusly, if your tonsillitis is caused by a virus, then Augmentin would be an ineffective treatment in that scenario. Viral tonsillitis responds best to symptomatic care, such as ibuprofen, advil, motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest up and push those fluids! ...Read more
Fluids: The goal of treatment is to prevent dehydration by making sure to replace the fluids and electrolytes lost through diarrhea or vomiting. .Older children and adults can drink sports beverages such as gatorade, but these should not be used for children. Instead, use the electrolyte and fluid replacement solutions or freezer pops available in food and drug stores. Antiemetics may be used as well. ...Read more
Heard that vancomycin doesn't absorb well, so is IV vancomycin appropriate for a streptococcus pneumoniae infection? Took vanco and levaquin (levofloxacin) for it
Yes Vancomycin: absorbs just fine if you give it IV. For Strep pneumo infection depending on the site, Vancomycin and Levaquin (levofloxacin) would be more than enough. Though Strep pneumo is encapsulated organism and therefore can be resistant to many antibiotics, this combination should reduce that chance to very small. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is: A good choice in this situation.Get a more detailed answer ›
How appropriate is a regimen of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and azithro for rx of nosocomial pneumonia in elderly male not responding to moxifloxacin?
Not- if right dx: I would first step back and ask how the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumoina was made? There is specific criteria for the diagnosis since it implies the presence of multidrug-resisistant bacteria, for which amoxicillin-clavulanate and azithro is less effective. The combination stated seems more appropriate for coverage of community acquired/aspiration/atypical pneumonia ...Read more
I'm taking triple prevpack antibiotic for h pylori for
. Since this antibiotic is strong, could it kill all the bacteria in one single treatment?
H. Pylori: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) is a good agent to treat h. Pylori, but it will not be effective to only take one time dose. You need to follow your doctor's prescription, which is one dose bid for 14 days. Do not take one dose then stop since this will cause antibiotic resistance in the future and make the bacteria more difficult to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Depends upon who you ask. Various specialty groups make different recommendations, local resistance patterns and patient characteristics may modify the choice. Top three are probably nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). All are potentially good choices. But there are many other good choices. If culture is done antibiotics may be tailored. ...Read more