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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 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?

Few/Uncommon: Penicillin drugs are usually very well tolerated. The most common side effects are gi-nausia, vomitting and diarrhea as well as allergic-rash or hives. ...Read more

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What can we do for bicillin I'm reactions?

What can we do for bicillin I'm reactions?

Allergic?: This means that you have penicillin allergy and should avoid using it since there are many alternatives. If penicillin is absolutely needed for a specific condition, then consult an allergist who can desensitize you to the drug. ...Read more

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Where can I buy bicillin?

Bicillin: You will need to see a medical provider for this, as bicillin is a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Which bicillin treats Strep throat, l-a or c-r?

Which bicillin treats Strep throat, l-a or c-r?

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

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Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

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

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Bicillin shot for Rheumatic Fever went into fat instead of muscle. Will it still be effective?

Bicillin shot for Rheumatic Fever went into fat instead of muscle. Will it still be effective?

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

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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!?

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

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Can a bicillin injection produce a temporary side effect of hair loss?

Can a bicillin injection produce a temporary side effect of hair loss?

Possibly, but rare: Hair loss is not a commonly attributed adverse effect of benzathine penicillin, or any penicillin; that being said, there appear to be sporadic reports on the internet of associated hair loss, but nothing definitive to call causation. ...Read more

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Can Bicillin L A injection make me drowsy, lightheaded and make my lower back, butt, and leg sore?

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

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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?

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?

Just one shot: Strep throat can be adequately treated with a single shot of bicillin. However, do contact her doctor if she continues to have or develop new symptoms. ...Read more

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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? ?

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

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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?

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

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Why can't you take anti-depressants with heart medications, such as cardizem la?

Why can't you take anti-depressants with heart medications, such as cardizem la?

Drug Interactions: Some antidepressants, like prozac, (fluoxetine) etc, interfere with the metabolism of Cardizem and other calcium-channel blockers. So, any side effects could worsen because more drug is staying in you longer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...

Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...

Not a good idea: They are the same class of medicine (antocholinergic) and both work in pretty much the same way, by reducing spasm of the muscle that contracts to push urine out of the bladder. Taken in excess they can actually cause incontenence by paralysis of that muscle (overflow incontenence). If the meds are not working you should see a urologist. You can have systemic side effects with too much meds. ...Read more

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I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis. I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc. Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis. I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc. Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

Stay on meds: I would use anti-acid producing medication until you know the damage to your esophagus heals. This means another endoscopy. If the esophagitis comes back after healing and stopping meds, may need to consider an anti-reflux procedure which could be done endoscopically or surgically. Hope this helps, and you have a merry christmas! ...Read more

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Actually I am now on la ritalin and its worse than short acting. No improvement after a month. I've had general and social anxiety since I was 12 (it comes and goes) and no anxiety, depression medication nor behavioral therapy ever helped.

Actually I am now on la ritalin and its worse than short acting. No improvement after a month. I've had general and social anxiety since I was 12 (it comes and goes) and no anxiety, depression medication nor behavioral therapy ever helped.

Anxiety/ADD: Might want to discuss with your prescribing doctor other alternative medications for add/anxiety since long-acting Ritalin is not as effective. There are alternatives such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) clonidine, remeron, or combination of such. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with adhd. Used Ritalin la 40 for many years but hate the side effects. Recently started using mentat and it has been helping. Will concerta be better? Is there any medication to eliminate the side effects of these stimulants

I have been diagnosed with adhd. Used Ritalin la 40 for many years but hate the side effects. Recently started using mentat and it has been helping. Will concerta be better? Is there any medication to eliminate the side effects of these stimulants

WHAT SIDE EFFECTS?: I am not sure what side effects you mean. Ritalin LA and Metadate and Concerta are all similar methylphenidate products. The longer acting ones tend to have fewer side effects and sometime to can mitigate the issue by eating first. If this does not work discuss with your doctor about the side effects and perhaps switch to something different. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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