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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Penicillin

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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What is penicillin?

What is penicillin?

Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic.
Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more

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When does someone get penicillin?

When does someone get penicillin?

Penicillin: Is used to treat bacterial infections when the organism is susceptible to it. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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How long is a shot of penicillin good?

How long is a shot of penicillin good?

Penicllin: It depends upon the kind of penicillin. Regular penicillin (given iv) has a half life of only 1-2 hours but intramuscular penicillin types last longer. Procaine penicillin for 1-2 days and benzathine penicillin for about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

Penicillin: The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).

Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more

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Does taking penicillin affect my patch?

Type of patch: What type of patch are you using. Many medicines are administered via patch. ...Read more

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How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

Take as prescribed: Take your penicillin as prescribed by your doctor. The dose depends on the indication / what type of infection is being treated. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Penicillin: Penicillin was discovered from mold growing in a laboratory. Its discovery was a surprise to the scientist. ...Read more

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How long does penicillin stay in your system?

How long does penicillin stay in your system?

About 24 hours: Penicillin is an antibiotic with a short half-life, about four hours. If you take 500 mg at noon, 250 mg is still there at 4 pm, 125 mg at 8 pm, 62 mg at midnight, etc. ...Read more

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How long does a shot of penicillin take to work?

How long does a shot of penicillin take to work?

Depends: It depends on the type of infection that is being treated and on the type of penicillin in the shot. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on regular penicillin?

Is it possible to overdose on regular penicillin?

Unlikely: Depends upon what you call overdose. If you ingest too much, you will probably get sick to your stomach and throw up the excess. There is no generally acceptable lethal dose of penicillin. Most prescriptions do not contain enough peniciliin to even make you sick. ...Read more

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How many penicillin pills can you take at one time?

It depends: It depends on the strength of the tablets and the desired dose. If a higher dose needs to be given, it would be given intravenously since taking too much oral penicillin is not tolerated due to side effects. ...Read more

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Can phenoxymethyle penicillin can be taken together?

See below: As far as I can discern from your question, I think you mean phenoxymethylpenicillin or penicillin v - not 2 meds. If so, is is safe as long as you are not allergic. ...Read more

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What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how has penicillin advanced since ww2?

Can you tell me how has penicillin advanced since ww2?

Penicillin: Penicillin as advanced from Penicillin G to Penicillin V, which is more stable, to other products such as ampicillin, amoxicillin, piperacillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin - these are all derivatives which are able to kill other bacteria species more effectively than Penicillin G or V. These advances are wonderful. ...Read more

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How long does penicillin takes to lower your immunity?

Unusual: Penicillin is an antibiotic, that treats known infection and should not affect immunity?
Can become allergic? Can get new infections with worse germs? ...Read more

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What type of penicillin cleans drugs out of your system?

What type of penicillin cleans drugs out of your system?

None available: There is a drug called Penicillamine that is used to remove certain agents like lead and copper from the body. It does nor clense the body of all drugs. ...Read more

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How do I crush penicillin without losing the full dose?

Some loss: It is inevitable that some of the medication will be lost during the crushing process. In the future, ask for a liquid preparation of the penicillin which is readily available. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any alternatives to penicillin?

Please tell me if there are any alternatives to penicillin?

Many: I am guessing that you are allergic to penicillin and need an antibiotic for some infection. There are many alternatives which your family doctor can suggest for the problem that you have. They have different spectrums so the list is too long for this format. ...Read more

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What substrate is used during the production of penicillin?

What substrate is used during the production of penicillin?

Penicillin: This antibiotic changed the world. Initially discovered by Dr. Fleming, from a mold contaminating his bacterial plates, to modern day drugs that save lives every day. It was discovered that 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) was an important building block for penicillin. This can be modified further to create different forms (such as amoxicillin, pipericillin etc) to best design drugs to kill germs ...Read more