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Can You Take Antibiotics With Cold Medicine
Yes: Yes you can take antibiotics with over the counter cold medicines. But, if you only have a cold, antibiotics will do nothing to help and you could experience toxicities and side effects from antibiotic treatment. It will also alter your bowel flora to varing degrees depending on the antibiotic type and duration. ...Read more
I'm taking ciproflaxin for a uti but I have a cold now. Could I take cold medicine while taking the antibiotic?
Can i take antibiotics and cold medicine at the same time? I'm taking antibiotics for an ear infection, but have just come down with a really bad chest cold. Can i take OTC cold medicine, like Mucinex (guaifenesin) at the same time? #nqlu
Mucinex (guaifenesin) : Mucinex (guaifenesin) is compatible with all antibiotics. Keep in mind that cold medications can only improve symptoms temporarily and do not actively fight respiratory infections. Some cold medicines, like antihistamnes, may actually delay the improvement in a cold. If your symptoms are worsening or extending to a new area you should be sure to contact your doctor to keep him/her aware of your change in status. ...Read more
I cough n fever, n flu .My doctor give me cough n cold medicine, runny nose medicine n antibiotic .But i stil cough now n I have gastric pain.
Not helpful: Antibiotics are primarily for bacterial infections. A cold is typically viral. However, you can get a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis in which antibiotics would be helpful. This usually occurs after prolonged cold symptoms, congestion or other complications and is characterized by fever, sinus pain, green/yellow discharge and lack of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more
Absolutely: If your dentist prescribed antibiotics to limit the spread of a bacterial tooth infection, take them exactly as prescribed. They will have no affect on your cold which is caused by a virus. Know that antibiotics will not "cure" your tooth. You still need to have the tooth definitively treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
With cold and virus, is it okay to take antibiotics whilst on blood thinners ( xarelto, ) and detralex 500mg?
Blood thinners & Abx: First of all, you don't want to treat a virus (the usual cold) with an antibiotic, because antibiotics don't work against viruses, only against bacteria, which cause secondary problems will sinusitis or ear infections or bronchitis. For blood thinners generally, the manufacturer recommends caution with all antibiotics, but if you need one you should take one and just monitor your blood tests more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to take antibiotics during root canal treatment ? If to take, what are drugs of choice ?
Not always: Antibiotics are recommended durinr root canal treatment only if it is infected or got inflamed after should the doctor decide to put you under antibiotics the drug of choice in that case would be clyndamycine or similar antibiotic that treats infections of that kind(caused by anaerobic bacteria). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 8 weeks pregnant and I have a terrible cold its awful, nothing is helping had it nearly a week if i go doctors can I take antibiotics fod this?
Yes: The strains of e.Coli that cause travelers diarrhea can be treated with the antibiotics Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or rifaximin. Antidiarrheal can be taken for symptoms. In the past there was some concern that antidiarrheals would prolong the infection, but that does not seem to be the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines(natural herbs)to cure the disease ?
Would avoid: If you truly have a urinary tract infection (bacteria and white cells in the urine) and your doctor has prescribed an appropriate antibiotic, I would suggest you avoid taking homeopathic medications. While probably benign, some herbal medications can interact with antibiotics and impair absorption or metabolism. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and recheck with your doctor when completed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stopped my antibiotic treatment of Bactrim ds two days ago. Is it safe to take Alka Seltzer Plus cold dissolvable tablets.
It is good to take antibiotics if u have upper respiratory infection? And what's should I take medicine
Woke up with chest tightness have a cold but no cough or fever do I have bronchitis will it go away on its own I have uc so k can't take antibiotics?
I had mitral valve surgery and have had a post-cold bronchitis (cough, sputum, lethargy) for 3 weeks that is not improving. Should I take antibiotics?
Zpak gave me a nerve disease.Pvcs & twitches.Scared to take antibiotics now. Was given clindamycin for possible tooth infection.How safe is this drug?
Safe?: All Meds have side effects, even OTC. Infection potentially more dangerous than the antibiotic. Did you inform your Dentist about your reaction to Zpac? Zpac didn't "give" you a "nerve disease," you had an untoward reaction to the medication. Please discuss this carefully with your primary care physician. ...Read more
Taking Cymbalta+Pristiq(cross-titration), Seroquel, (quetiapine) & Remeron. If I get an UTI & need take antibiotics, will it interact w/ drugs or ECT anesthesia?
Just inform Drs.: Treating a UTI is very important so just inform the Dr(s) all about the other conditions and Tx. They can make any needed adjustments and advise you of what to expect. Communication is the key. Tell, ask and stay w/ it till everyone is clear. Also query about wayd to minimize long-term use of so much medication. As soon as possible,try to cut back especially if you add psychotherapy. Best! ...Read more
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