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Cefditoren Pivoxil Medication
Antibiotic caution: It's best to get a doc's input on whether you need antibiotics or not...Particularly in this day and age when side effects can be worse (C. diff) and resistant germs are on the rise. The IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America) is against antibiotics for sinus infections. Best to see a doc and get proper advice before you go treating yourself. There's other good treatment that can be tried. ...Read more
Cefditoren: This is a good "third-generation" cephalosporin antibiotic that targets a number of the germs responsible for a sinus infection (i.e. Strep pneumo, H. flu and some others). I would expect your symptoms to improve, but if not, you might have a resistance issue or something else going on. Hopefully with this and some TLC you'll recover just fine. Talk to a doctor if you're not improving. ...Read more
What to do if I was given zithromax augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 and now today I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is this good for sinus infection?
Grapefruit Juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more
Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more
Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
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Of course: I do not recommend any medication as part of a diet and most successful diets do not involve any type of medication. That said, in general "diets" don't work if it is a temporary diet, as when the diet ends people usually regain weight. The most successful diets are life-long changes in how you eat. Again, no medication is required for one to have a healthy diet. ...Read more
Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
It can: Unfortunately, more and more frequent, opioid induced hyperalgesia has been described, typically per rapid escalation of medicine, and causing paradoxically worsening of the pain. ...Read more
Don't fight illness: As physicians, we don't fight against illnesses. We treat patients with illness. We never beat illness. If you have adhd, the best treatments are medications. It's not clear why you are interested in not using medications. There are many psychological therapies for adhd, which have varying results. You can seek consultation with a psychologist who is knowledgeable about them. Consult with one. ...Read more
No easy answer: It depends on your medical conditions and response to the medications you are taking. I would suggest discussing this with your doctor. If you are having bothersome side effects - that may indicate a need to evaluate your current medications. ...Read more
It may matter: Certain medications are more effective if taken at certain times. Also, some medications need to timed around meals or activities. Blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, osteoporosis medications and some antibiotics would be some examples of these. Consult with the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist for more information. ...Read more
Not the right.......: Not the right question. You should not normally have pain with sex. Are you menopausal, normally or surgically. Lack of estrogen will causes atrophic vaginitis which will cause pain. This a too complex for a description of all the causes for pain, but the cause should be determined. I know of no female being treated with meds to prevent pain during sex! also is it vaginal, or hip or back? See pcp. ...Read more