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Is it safe to exercise while taking Amoxicillin and Prednisone? If so what exercise could I do?

Is it safe to exercise while taking Amoxicillin and Prednisone? If so what exercise could I do?

Yes: There is nothing about either one of those medications that should stop you from maintaining your usual exercise routine. However, if you still have significant symptoms (for which you are taking those medicines in the first place), then perhaps it is best to give your body a few days of rest. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Is it okay to take prednisone while taking amoxicillin? This was prescribed for a tooth infection. The tooth has been removed.

Is it okay to take prednisone while taking amoxicillin? This was prescribed for a tooth infection. The tooth has been removed.

Medicine Combination: Good day;
As a long time asthmatic, I have occasionally required various antibiotics in combination with Prednisone. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed a prednisone taper and amoxicillin for what are essentially chronically bad allergies. What side effects should I be aware of?

I've been prescribed a prednisone taper and amoxicillin for what are essentially chronically bad allergies. What side effects should I be aware of?

Pred taper and amoxi: Hi IlyaM~ the pred taper is the important one and then it depends of startng dose. If starting dose is above 60mg-80mg which we give for acute allergy breathing probems and various conditions like flares of rheumatoid and SLE, the side effects of steroid are many I attach a list here. Below 60mg to start with, and so there shd be no real side effect. Amoxiil can give PENICILLIN ALLERGY and diarrea ...Read more

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Do I need to seek medical attention? I have been taking prednisone 20mg an amoxicillin 500mg for strep for the last 2 days and I just now started swelling up and hurting under my ribs on the left side and all my muscles hurt! What should I do?

Do I need to seek medical attention? I have been taking prednisone 20mg an amoxicillin 500mg for strep for the last 2 days and I just now started swelling up and hurting under my ribs on the left side and all my muscles hurt! What should I do?

If: If you are having fever and cough or any sob, I would suggest that you see a primary care physician so that he or she can listed to your lungs to see if you have pneumonia and evaluate you for a possible outpatient chest x-ray. Although Amoxicillin is good for strep, it may not be appropriate for you if you have a pneumonia. If you are just having the pain, especially with a cough, you may have pulled a muscle. Good luck. ...Read more

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Worried about Prednisone immune response. Currently have a possible tooth infection. Taking Amoxicillin & 40mg. Pred/day. Should I get tooth treated?

Worried about Prednisone immune response. Currently have a possible tooth infection. Taking Amoxicillin & 40mg. Pred/day. Should I get tooth treated?

Yes: If you have a dental abcess, antibiotic and prednisone are not long-term solution. Although a short course of prednisone would not impact your immune system, your dental problem needs be taken care of before it becomes a major problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take an OTC sleep aid while on 10mg of prednisone, three times a day I have tonsillitis, so I was put on prednisone and amoxicillin. The prednisone has caused me lack of sleep.

Is it ok to take an OTC sleep aid while on 10mg of prednisone, three times a day I have tonsillitis, so I was put on prednisone and amoxicillin. The prednisone has caused me lack of sleep.

Most: Most otc sleep aids contain diphenhydramine, if this is what you plan on taking, then there is no interaction between the two (diphenhydramine and prednisone) and you should be fine. Insomnia is usually not a side effect of prednisone; consider other reasons. If this problem persists bring it to your doctor's attention.
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My 16-month old has diaper rash from amoxicillin prescription for uri. Also rx'd prednisone. Can the pred. Help pain for rash, or should OTC ibuprof better?

My 16-month old has diaper rash from amoxicillin prescription for uri. Also rx'd prednisone. Can the pred. Help pain for rash, or should OTC ibuprof better?

Use an ointment.: The pain of the diaper rash is mainly caused by the diaper and the urine and stool touching the rash. Coat his bottom with a thick film of zinc oxide paste (found in most over the counter diaper ointments) to protect it. If that does not help, then Ibuprofen is a good pain reliever. You should give the Prednisone as prescribed - it should never be given outside of what it says on the label. ...Read more

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17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. Amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?

17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. Amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?

Rash: Using amoxicillin with mono frequently causes an itchy uncomfortable rash. It lasts a while. The prednisone may not be the answer. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and add Benedryl both if needed. Drink lots of fluids and rest. Bathe too. Mono can last 2-3, weeks and it is miserable. It is a lesson learned about over using antibiotics. Sorry you were the one to experience this. It will get better. ...Read more

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I went to a dr last week do to a cough cold possible infection. I got amoxicillin and prednisone, this worked but now my throat is tight and swollen?

I went to a dr last week do to a cough cold possible infection. I got amoxicillin and prednisone, this worked but now my throat is tight and swollen?

Recurrent strep: Throat? See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consultation at my Virtual Practice web site: www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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A doctor said I have a minor throat infection and prescribed me prednisone and amoxicillin. Is there anything else I can do to help combat it?

A doctor said I have a minor throat infection and prescribed me prednisone and amoxicillin. Is there anything else I can do to help combat it?

If needed, try:: Should be self limited, but can try:
1) gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz of warm water
2) nonprescription throat lozenges, such as sucrets maximum strength are safe and effective and have medicine (local anesthetic) that numbs the throat to soothe pain
3) do not smoke or use other tobacco products
4) try a nonprescription medicine to help treat your sore pain. ...Read more

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Tested positive for strep n Dr prescribed amoxocillin. I have prednisone from the last time I was sick. Would it be safe/helpful to take both?

Tested positive for strep n Dr prescribed amoxocillin. I have prednisone from the last time I was sick. Would it be safe/helpful to take both?

No: Do not take any medication not prescribed by your doctor. Prednisone is a powerful medication and should not be taken unless prescribed for your illness.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?

Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?

You can but: You can take Prednisone and Amoxicillin at the same time and there is no contra indication for taking them togetjher
But you did not say why you consulted two doctors. Are you being treated for two different medical condition. Prednisone is not used for chest infection and a short course is sometime recommended for inflammation and wheezing usually along with a bronchodilator via inhalation ...Read more

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Had head pressure, tightness in chest, fever & put on 10 days amoxicillin 500mg, 5 days prednizone & now hv croup cough. Why after taking all meds?

Had head pressure, tightness in chest, fever & put on 10 days amoxicillin 500mg, 5 days prednizone & now hv croup cough. Why after taking all meds?

You might: Have something more serious, such as bronchiolitis, pneumonia, atypical infection such as TB, or even cancer. Return to your doctor so that he can re-evaluate your condition. ...Read more

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Asthma attack. Saw doc today. She put me on pulmacourt prednisone, albuterol singulair (montelukast) amoxicilline OTC cold and flo nase. Getting worse after hr now?

Asthma attack. Saw doc today. She put me on pulmacourt prednisone, albuterol singulair (montelukast) amoxicilline OTC cold and flo nase. Getting worse after hr now?

If you have peak: Flow meter, and it is less than green zone after you have done all these treatments as prescribed, then you need to go to ER. You likely have been maximized on medications outside of the hospital at this point. You may need more aggressive treatments, including nebs, racemic epi or magnesium and IV meds. Please go to ER ASAP. ...Read more

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Advice 4 night-time mucus drainage w/ respiratory infection? Just want to sleep! Waking up choking. Am asthmatic on 10 day prednis./7 day augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Call doc again: If asthma is the issue, I'd expect prednisone (>20 mg/day) would have helped it. If you have a sinus infection, the above combination works most of the time also. Thus one will need to consider pneumonia which does not respond to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and you may well need a chest x-ray and a different antibiotic. Contact your doctor now. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more