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Ciprofloxacin And Antacids
I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it says not to take with antacids, can I take Carafate with cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) for cramps while omeprazole, clarithromycin, and amoxicillin for h pylori?
Safe but not helpful: It wouldn't hurt to take these things together, but it probably won't help either. Azo Yeast® is a natural product that has no proven benefit either to prevent or treat yeast infections. If you think you may have a yeast infection, check with the clinic or doctor who prescribed the antibiotics. ...Read more
Can i take fluconazole and Advil (ibuprofen) while on amoxicillin, clarothimycin, and omeprazole? I have h pylori, period cramps, and a yeast infection.
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl are not listed among medications that interact negatively with adipex. However, Adipex does interact with many medications that are available over the counter for common cold symptoms - and can have a negative interaction when taken with commonly ingested drinks that contain caffeine and/or alcohol. Take care in using this medication. ...Read more
You may...: There are minor interactions between the agents you mentioned, according to the following reference: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=187-0,1034-14582,685-337,1015-567 ...Read more
Yes: Not only can you, but since it sounds like you are having gastrointestinal symptoms it is wise to take probiotics. See this series of articles for more on natural approaches for intestinal issues: http://chriskresser.Com/heartburn if you are having irritable bowel problems consider the fodmap diet: http://stanfordhospital.Org/digestivehealth/nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take mylanta or maalox while taking Amoxicillin 500mg... Metronidazole 500mg. ..and Omeprazole 40mg?
No problem: These drugs are not affected by antacids. ...Read more
I'm on antibiotics (amoxicillin) andhave the worst stomach aches /heartburn. Can i take Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) or will that counteract the amox?
Take either: I can't recall any reason not to use either medicine for your discomfort. They should have no effect at all on the activities of the antibiotic. Your stomach meds work there & the capsule encases the abx so it glides past the stomach so it avoids the stomach acid. It is absorbed in the intestines before it starts to work. ...Read more
Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxycycline be taken together? Or cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrofurantoin together for a uti?
Here are some ...: Although there has been no specific study to oppose their combined use, there is no practical reason and need for taking these 2 sets of both together. So, take one only based on clinical judgment with or without urine culture for specific selection with a timely follow-up. Best wishes ... ...Read more
Do probiotics relieve bloating from prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment? If so, which brand should I take?
Can the prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) interact with diltiazem? Can prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) be risky for people who sometimes get palpitations?
Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin): Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) contains lansoprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromhcin. This combination may increase diltiazem levels resulting in a risk for hypotension, slow heart rate, heart block and other side effects of diltiazem. Consult your doctor. He may want to decrease your dose of diltiazem. If you have any adverse sided effects stop prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) and call your doctor. ...Read more
Why are Flagyl and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken together? Any problem just taking Flagyl without Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Take both of them: There are several infections that might require treatment with both drugs, and taking only one of them could be dangerous. Your doctor wouldn't have prescribed both of them without good reason. Follow his or her advice. If you need more information about the reasons, contact the doctor's office. ...Read more
Im taking the antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI. Im having stomach bloating and gas from the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). What can i eat/take to help the upset stomach?
Probiotics: You could consider taking probiotics products like kefir - which is inexpensive and readily available in most markets. You can also consider more expensive products like Bio-K which you can find in Whole Food. Try to take the refrigerated formulatoin since they tend to contain higher live bacteria count. Twice a day with meals while you are on antibiotics and a few days after antibiotics is done. ...Read more
Probably: For simple antibiotic related diarrhea it would be ok to take Imodium (loperamide) for a brief period only. If diarrhea is very severe while on those antibiotics, a superinfection with clostridium difficile would be suspected and this is not treated with Imodium (loperamide) but with flagyl or vancomycin as it is a serious complication and is diagnosed with a stool culture.Check Anyone on antibiotics with severe diarrhea ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers