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Bactrim Warnings And Recalls
Are there any interactions between bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & garlic extract/monoluarin?
Most important thing: you must know when taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is that it can form crystals in your kidneys if you don't hydrate enough. So taking larges amount of filtered water to protect your kidneys is paramount. Olive leaf extract which is the heart of the mediterranean diet should not pose a problem, but it's always good to take your supplements separately from your medications in general. You can take UR supplements. ...Read more
Can I take Tamil flu if I'm allegeric to sulfate products including bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?????
YES.: Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate, C16H28N2O8P), a pro-drug that converts in the body to oseltamivir carboxylate doesn't contain any sulfur or sulfate-containing substances .While you aren't much more likely than anyone else to have an allergic reaction, you are just as likely as anyone else to experience side effects. As with any Rx, appropriate use of Tamiflu is paramount. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Day 4/7 1000mg Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) for epidydimitis. Read some horror stories of neuropathy/tendonitis from cipro (ciprofloxacin) - should I worry? warning signs? Exercise?
No exercise.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) interferes with human DNA gyrase in maintaining tendon integrity and potentially rupture a tendon.As a matter of interest this occurs more in animals,like dogs.I would wait 3 weeks after completion of antibiotic therapy to help any weakened tendons to strengthen.Then you can be unleashed!(to exercise). believe the neuropathy comes from a different mechanism. ...Read more
I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?
They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking sulfa-based drugs like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds during pregnancy?
YES: This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional! The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc Follow your Health Care Professional's advice Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Yes: no should be fine , read bottle for side effects , no known ...Read more
Interactions: Several interactions are reported with these drugs, some potentially dangerous. Best to talk to your doctor about use of other medications with Stribild. ...Read more
Are you aware of the devastating side effects of floroquinolones, levaquin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Why aren't patients warned of this?
Quinolones: I'm not sure what you mean by "the devastating side effects of fluoroquinolones". I have prescribed many, many, many doses myself to children and adolescents and they are overall safe. It is known that they can cause a reversible arthropathy and it is also known, and warned about every time I prescribe it, that they can cause tendonitis and tendon rupture rarely. Your doctor should mention this. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection and just started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS yesterday. I've been reading all the negative reviews. Worried about side effects. Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ok?
Usually no problem: It indeed can be alarming to read lists of drug side effects. But for Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) most of them are rare and few are permanent or dangerous. The vast majority of people who take it have no probem at all. And your doctor wouldn't have prescribed it unless she believed it would be more helpful than harmful. But recheck with the doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are no drug interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do the drugs rocephin (ceftriaxone) and ketek (telithromycin) interact badly while taken in combination?
Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ? Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well
Interaction Risk Etc: Multiple interactions possible and though the side effects are usually mild they can become severe. Risks include Serotonin Syndrome (see Wikipedia), fluid accumulation, and even seizures. Your combination of activating, antidepressant, and sedating/tranquilizing meds is worth a close review. For e.g. clonazepam 3 mg daily is quite high in combo with the others. In psychotherapy too hopefully? ...Read more
Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) x3da for toe infection; tolerated but still red and swollen.Levaquin proposed but am afraid of side effects.Give bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) more time or change?
The choice of : Antibiotic is based on the organism growing. Culturing a wound helps in identifying the organism. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the most common antibiotic for lower extremity infections. Since you mention that one and levoquin it sounds like you are penicillin allergic. If Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not working, consider doxycycline. Levoquin carries risk of tendon ruptures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?
Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different drugs: Omnicef (cefdinir) is a cephalosporin antibiotic and Azithromycin is in an entirely different class of drugs. There should be no cross reactions allergically. But you do not describe what side-effects to which you are referring. If this answer is not satisfactory, ask again. ...Read more
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