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Doctor insights on: Avelox Uses

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Moxifloxacin (Definition)

Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by ...Read more


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Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) more effective than amoxillin in treating staph?

Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) more effective than amoxillin in treating staph?

See below: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin plus clavulonic acid which makes Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) more effective against bacteria that are resistant to amoxicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is also more effective in skin infections, neihter is effective against methacillin resistant staph aureus (mrsa). ...Read more

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Ampiclox vs amoxicillin, which treats infections more effectively?

Ampiclox vs amoxicillin, which treats infections more effectively?

Depends on infection: Whether or not an antibiotic or combination works on an infection depends on the infecting organism ; to what antibiotics that organism is susceptible. Ampiclox is Ampicillin plus cloxacillin which extends the spectrum to better treat staphylococcus (not mrsa). Amoxicillin is a 3x daily ampicillin. ...Read more

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Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Yes : It is not the only antibiotic used for bladder infections and can be used for other infections not involving the bladder. Self treating should be avoided. ...Read more

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Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Safety of suprax (cefixime): Yes, suprax (cefixime) is safe. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Interestingly, it was not used for many years because of antibiotic resistance. Recently it has proven itself and for your situation it sounds like a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Pulmonologist prescribed Keflex 250 mg. for bacterial bronchitis. Would Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Cefzil work better due to broader bacterial spectrum?

Pulmonologist  prescribed Keflex 250 mg. for bacterial bronchitis.  Would Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Cefzil work better due to broader bacterial spectrum?

Yes and No: Yes and No. Cefzil and Ceftin (cefuroxime) are second generation cephalosporins, where as Keflex is a first generation. The second generation drugs have better gram-negative coverage however they have not as good gram-positive coverage for bacteria. It depends on which bacteria is being treated. ...Read more

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Uses for tamsulosin?

Uses for tamsulosin?

Urinary tract.: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and Urine Culture PROTEUS MIRABILIS both > 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and 	
Urine Culture	PROTEUS MIRABILIS both
> 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Frequently they work but the patient is 89 and you don't reveal any of her medical. If it doesn't clear up then you have to get a "clean catch" urine sample for a fresh culture and sensitivity and proceed from there. ...Read more

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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? 
Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Yes: Manufacturer is warranting 100% effectiveness until expiration date. There may be a very small/gradual decrease in effectiveness after expiration date. But that is still very significant effectiveness for treating ear infections. Still ok until you get a refill or run out. ...Read more

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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

Treat infections: It is an antibiotic use to treat many different types of infection. ...Read more

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Heard that vancomycin doesn't absorb well, so is IV vancomycin appropriate for a streptococcus pneumoniae infection? Took vanco and levaquin (levofloxacin) for it

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