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Can Penicillin Vk Give You Heartburn
Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you do have a dental infection will not fix the tooth. You still need to see a dentist for care, so the sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more
Tomorrow will be the 7th day that I've been on penicillin vk 500mg for strep. Today my whole body aches, is this due to the penicillin?
Body aches....: You should consult the doctor that prescribed your penicillin so he/she can reevaluate. It might be the disease or the drug. More history information and physical examination and possibly some lab tests are needed to answer your question. If you have been on antibiotic for seven days and are not getting better, it is very important to see your doctor again. ...Read more
Will penicillin vk make me photsensitive to the sun. If so and if I go out jogging will that deduce it's ability to fight my infection.
Dentist judgement: Studies do not show a definite benefit to taking antibiotics for routine root canal therapy. The treatment itself should resolve the source of the infection. There are instances, however, where a dentist may elect to prescribe an antibiotic. Examples are compromised immune system, inability to adequately clean the tooth, presence of severe pain/swelling come to mind. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you could take both without a problem ...Read more
It's okay!: While it is not okay to crush slow-release or enteric-coated pills, it is often okay to crush others, like Pen VK. Always double check with your pharmacist though, to be sure since that is the person who knows exactly which formulation of the drug has been used with your prescription. ...Read more
I'm taking 500 milligrams of penicillin vk for 10 days will that affect my celexa (citalopram) in anyway?
Celexa (citalopram): Nope. Should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If needed, they can.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been on penicillin vk 500 for two days and the swelling is just getting worse when do I call the dentist?
May be not doing: What it suppose to do. Call your dentist as soon as possible also get ready for a possible I&D ...Read more
Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal?
Not normal: If the home test is based on antigen detection, the test usually reverts to negative about a day after penicillin is started. In some documented cases, the positive test persists long after cultures become negative (so positive test despite effective treatment. This may be caused by antigen from another non-harmful microbe (not the strep) that is present. Short answer, would not worry/stop tests. ...Read more
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