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Bicillin C Medication
Seldom used: When we used this years ago we used the CR to give enough quick acting to start the healing backed up with the long acting to maintain an antibiotic level for 10 days. The LA doesn't. Few patients were interested in the 2 large shots, one in each leg, that it takes to treat the average adult or older kid. Oral meds are as effective and better accepted. ...Read more
What to do if I am antibiotic shot an option/possibility,if so,what antibiotic,bicillin,rocephin (ceftriaxone)?
Less than optimal: The blood flow through the fat is slower and less predictable than through muscle. However, the medicine will eventually leak out into your blood over time and suppress strep activity. ...Read more
Had unprot sex 3 am sat night sun morning, took Plan B around 6 o'clock sun. Cal says i ovu. Mon i get bicillin injections monthly can I be pregnant!?
Too early to tell: But you are certainly at risk. Plan b is better than nothing but it is absolutely not dependable on a regular basis. Please consider using something more reliable. ...Read more
Asking my doc if we can try bicillin shots instead of rocephin by iv for late Lyme. Can that be just as good ?
Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy.This would include the shot.After that time, spread is much less likely except with intimate contact. ...Read more
Can Bicillin L A injection make me drowsy, lightheaded and make my lower back, butt, and leg sore?
Jarisch-Herxheimer?: Benzathine penicillin (Bicillin LA) can cause injection site (buttock) soreness, maybe felt in leg and back on the same side. Bicillin itself won't make you drowsy or lightheaded, but treatment of syphilis (almost the only thing treated with Bicillin) can cause fever, muscle aches, and maybe these symptoms in the first 24 hours ("Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction"). Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Was given a shot of Bicillin LA for Strep throat. Not the CR kind. Will this be ok and will it knock it out? I've had a post Strep reaction before.
Bicillin LA: Usually does the trick. Can to to American Heart Association for guidelines. ...Read more
My 6yr old daughter got a bicillin shot yesterday for strep throat. Does she need to take any followup medicine or is the shot the only treatment?
I had strep throat 10 days ago. Went to doc was given a penicillin shot think bicillin felt better 2 days later but still have small pus on tonsils? ?
Strep throat: Even though you have been treated the pus is signed of dead cells and as long as the rest of the symptoms are resolving or completely resolved does not mean the infection is not better. I would wait a couple of days and if every other symptoms is resolved this should go away soon. If the symptoms are the same or worse you might need an alternative antibiotic. ...Read more
I have strep throat, doctor gave me an injection of bicillin la (benzathine penicillin). And four prescriped penicilin antibiotics. Was wondering what were the side effects?
I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?
Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Should i be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?
I just used a generic version of Floanse and realized it's not on my approved medication list. I am 4W3D pregnant and I read this is a class C drug?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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