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Bactrim In Elderly
Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds, flu's, influenza, etc. When the elderly (or very young) get sick, be more diligent in getting them to the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low dose: Once daily at a dose of 125mg/day should be safe. ...Read more
Low immunity: Both the elderly and people with diabetes often have a decreased ability to fight off infection. In addition, diabetics may be more susceptible to urinary infections because the high levels of sugar in the urine can breed bacteria, and they can have urinary stasis (where urine sits in the bladder for prolonged periods). ...Read more
Lots: Lots of good safe choices...Sulfa drugs, quinolones etc. See your doctor. ...Read more
Sputum culture: Nosocomial pneumonia most commonly are Gram negative bacteria, MRSA, fungal organisms such as Candida. Sputum cultures and sensitivities determine which antibiotics are most appropriate . But because the culture takes about 48-72 hrs , initial regimens include a second or third generation Cephalosporin plus a Quinolone. Institutions where there is prevalence of MRSA , Vancomycin is chosen. ...Read more
55 hours: The half life of a drug is the amount of time it takes for half the drug to be eliminated from the body. The half life of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (the components in bactrim) vary from 10 to 11 hours in healthy persons. Complete elimination is considered 5 half lives after the last dose is taken. 5 half lives for Bactrim would be about 55 hours. ...Read more
Likely: Used with diuretics as you are on. Periodic chemical blood testing is appropriate. ...Read more
For NON-STD or NON-mumps orchitis is cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually the drug of choice? How effective is 2 weeks of cipro (ciprofloxacin)/cipro (ciprofloxacin) in general for that? In "most" cases?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for most cases: A 2 week course of cipro for bacterial non-std orchitis should be highly effective. Antibiotics prescribed will depend on the patient age and underlying cause of the bacterial infection. Antibiotics commonly used may include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ceftriaxone (Rocephin - only IV or IM), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), or azithromycin (Zithromax). ...Read more
21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease.E-coli in urine.Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.
Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more
Please, no!: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic and would only be useful for treating a specific infection caused by a bacteria sensitive to this drug. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to the development of drug-resistant bacteria that are causing life-threatening infections. Furthermore, taking antibiotics can kill "good" bacteria in our gut, leading to the overgrowth of bad ones. Put down the bactrim! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
E. Coli: Similar to youngers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies w severity: Oral Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) depending on severity of any infection, can very in length from usually 5-14 days. That being said, 7 days is usually adequate for most ear infections, as overuse of any antibiotic can eventually lead to future bacterial resistance, which in the flouroquinolone class is becoming more prevalent. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers