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Difference between first and second generation antihistamines? Why are 1st generation considered nonsedating?

Difference between first and second generation antihistamines? Why are 1st generation considered nonsedating?

Sedation: 1st generation are sedating because many people, up to 40%, get sleepy when taking them. 2nd generation antihistamines are chemically modified and are less likely to cause sedation. The generics of the less sedating are cetirizine, fexafenadine, and loratidine. They cause sedation in some people, up to 11%, but much less than the older drugs. ...Read more

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Cefaclor (Definition)

Cefaclor is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a first generation antihistamine like chlorpheniramine and second generation antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine)?

Whats the difference between a first generation antihistamine like chlorpheniramine and second generation antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine)?

1st and second: First generation antihistamines are sedating and short acting and have usually other properties such as anticholinergic or drying properties. Second generation antihistamines are long aciting, usually dosed once a day, and are less or non sedating and selective antihistamines with less active properties on other receptors. ...Read more

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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good  medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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HIV1/2 P24 ab/ag 4th generation combo test, is it conclusive after 25 days of exposure?

HIV1/2 P24 ab/ag 4th generation combo test, is it conclusive after 25 days of exposure?

Probably yes: Officially, that test is conclusive at 28 days. It's probably conclusive at 25 days, but to be absolutely certain, have another test in a week or so. ...Read more

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Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Yes: Macrolide antibiotics like ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) will be safe. But if your allergic reaction was some time ago, you may want to consider seeing an allergist for pcn testing. Skin testing is now very accurate. You may have outgrown your pcn allergy, or may have even been misdiagnosed, which happens often. ...Read more

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Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more

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Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Category C: Which means: use with caution if benefits outweigh risks, your doctor won't harm you or your unborn baby, goodluck ...Read more

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Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?

Not usually: I'm not sure where you are, but in most of the world's countries these drugs are not recommended and would not be used to treat PID. They are of uncertain activity against gonorrhea and definitely will not treat chlamydia. Try to find an infectious diseases or STD expert to advise on treatment. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ. ...Read more

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Are there penicillin, amoxicillin or Ceclor (cefaclor) in inhalers?

Are there penicillin, amoxicillin or Ceclor (cefaclor) in inhalers?

No: These drugs do not come in inhalers normally. They can sometimes be mixed and vaporized specially in order to deliver them to the lungs in patients that are really sick or have cystic fibrosis. Also, it can be nebulized for use in sinuses. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

See below: Persons with type 1 immediate hypersensity to penicillin antibiotics should generally avoid taking cephalosporin antibiotics because of the low but real risk of cross allergenicity. Safe alternative antibiotics include vancomycin, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read more

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4 generations of cephalosporins?

Cephalosporins: Yes. As newer classes of agents appear with broadened spectra of activity they are termed new generations. ...Read more

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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy. How does it work? Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?

I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy.  How does it work?  Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?

Penicillin allergy: Among all patients reporting penicillin allergy, 85 to 90% will tolerate a penicillin, either because they were never allergic or because they had an earlier allergy that subsequently resolved. Among penicillin skin test-positive patients, approximately 2% will react to a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Can you take cephalosporin if you are allergic to penicillin?

Can you take cephalosporin if you are allergic to penicillin?

Pcn & Cehalosporins: The conventional number is 10% of penicillin allergic people are also allergic to cephalosporins, however the data is weak since the patient reported incidence of penicillin allergy may only be 10% accurate. There are also 3 generations of cephalosporins and the "cross reactivity" may vary between them. There does seem to be a direct relationship between reaction severity and cross reactivity. ...Read more

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Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Online: Go online and type in cephalosporins on a search engine. There will be information which will keep you reading for some time. ...Read more

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If i had cephalosporin allergy... Would i know after first dose?

If i had cephalosporin allergy... Would i know after first dose?

Drug Allergy: Your body needs to be exposed to the allergen first. If you are allergic, second and subsequent exposure will cause allertic reaction. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to cephalosporin, is it safe for me to take Restasis?

Yes: These meds are totall different and there is no cross sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can cephalosporin be given to any patient who is allergic to penicillin?

Can cephalosporin be given to any patient who is allergic to penicillin?

Depends: Relatively few people have reactions...In the 10 % range by some accounts. There are always alternatives. The real question should be what kind of penicillin allergy is being reported. ...Read more

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Ampicillin allergies so can I take cephalosporin?

Ampicillin allergies so can I take cephalosporin?

See below: There is a reported 10% chance of cross sensitivity between penicillin and cephalosporin allergy. My clinical experience is much lower than that. ...Read more

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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

Autoimmune reaction: Cephalosporins interact with red blood cell membranes. The body can sometimes produce antibodies against cephalosporins that also interact with the surface of red blood cells. These antibodies thus activate the body's immune system to attack its own red blood cells, causing hemolytic anemia. This is a rare but severe side effect of cephalosporins. ...Read more

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Is mrsa, mssa , staph a ß-lactamase producing strains , susceptible to third , fourth, and fifth cephalosporins?

Is mrsa, mssa , staph a ß-lactamase producing strains , susceptible to third , fourth, and fifth cephalosporins?

Complex: Cannot answer this simply. Mssa should be sensitive to all cephalosporins. Mrsa will be resistant to all. Have no idea what else you are asking. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Yes: Allergy to the entire class of antibiotics called cephalosporins is indeed possible. That allergy would be the common part of the molecule shared by all cephalosporins and penicillins, the beta-lactam ring. ...Read more

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Is cephalosporin safe to take while pregnant?

Is cephalosporin safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Cephalosporins are generally considered safe to take during pregnancy but check with your obstetrition. ...Read more

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Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Definition)

Cephalosporins are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more