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Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Benefit vs Risk: Quinolone antibiotics are a category "c" when it comes to safety during pregnancy. This basically means that there are no conclusive studies to show that it is safe or harmful during pregnancy. Best to err on the side of safety and have your doctor consider alternatives, if any are available for your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Sulfa and quinolone allergy. Can trimephoprim ONLY be used to treat prostatitis? Otherwise, what can i take instead?

Sulfa and quinolone allergy. Can trimephoprim ONLY be used to treat prostatitis? Otherwise, what can i take instead?

Here are some...: To deduce right diagnosis is still the first job to complete so to decide if you indeed have suffered from prostatitis or just from dysfunction of bladder neck and prostate urethra. Second, decide if you need antibiotics or abpha-blocker + behavioral modification, etc. If prostatitis is sure, trimethoprim may be tried and used with care and watch. More? Seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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Can i take quinolone or ciprofloxacin for UTI while i'm on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Can i take quinolone or ciprofloxacin for UTI while i'm on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Yes.: No reported interaction. Generally course of antibiotics should be limited in dose and duration. In otherwise normal female 250 mg Cipro (ciprofloxacin) twice a day for 3 days is plenty. ...Read more

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Why does quinolone users in danger of having mrsa?

MRSA/fluoroquinolone: Eradicating susceptible microorganisms colonizing skin and mucus membranes fluoroquinolones may open an ecologic niche, making a patient vulnerable to colonization and infection by resistant organisms, including mrsa. Because fluoroquinolone resistance is relatively rare among strains of mssa while MRSA isolates tend to be resistant, the net result could be the replacement of mssa by mrsa. ...Read more

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Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Different class: these antibiotics are of different classes.. hope i answered your question. ...Read more

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What is the mode of action of quinolone antibiotics?

What is the mode of action of quinolone antibiotics?

Bactericidal : Quinolones kill bacteria by preventing bacterial dna replication. Thus bacteria can not produce any more dna which is essential component of protein synthesis and die. ...Read more

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Information. Does cephalexin have any quinolones or derives from quinolones?

Information. Does cephalexin have any quinolones or derives from quinolones?

No.: Cephalexin is a an antibiotic in the cephalosporin family, with a mechanism of action similar to penicillins. It works by disrupting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. Quinolones, like ciprofloxacin, are a different class of antibiotics, with a completely different structure and mechanism of action. These work by preventing dna unwinding. These classes are unrelated. ...Read more

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How common is anaphylaxis shock with quinolones?

How common is anaphylaxis shock with quinolones?

Increasingly common: Immediate allergic reactions to quinolones have increased over the past 20 years largely due to increased use. In spain they're the 3rd most common cause of immediate hypersensitivity reactions after beta-lactams (pencillins) & nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions also include hives, vomiting, and respiratory symptoms as well as anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more