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Bicillin La Medication
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
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?
What to do if I am antibiotic shot an option/possibility, if so, what antibiotic, bicillin, rocephin (ceftriaxone)?
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
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
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!?
Asking my doc if we can try bicillin shots instead of rocephin by iv for late Lyme. Can that be just as good?
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is another prescription medication, for urinary incontinence, that would do the same thing as detrol (tolterodine) 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
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