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Dangers Of Amoxicillin
Danger - no: It's not dangerous in that it is going to hurt you in any way. However, two questions to think about: why did you have some left over - you should finish what you are prescribed every time to avoid bacterial resistance. Number two: why are you taking expired antibiotics? If you have a new illness that you think needs medicine, you should gt an appropriate dose for an appropriate period of time. ...Read more
No: Many pills come scored purposely for splitting. Worse taste likely, but not harmful. ...Read more
I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy, I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby?
Category C: Especially if the medication in a topical/local form, it is relatively safe (e.g. risks to the baby are minimal; but not zero). ...Read more
Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis? Scared to take Azythromicin, too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?
Urethritis treatment: Azithromycin causes almost no side effects other than stomach upset after a large dose -- and that usually clears up in 1-2 hours. Amoxicillin is a poor choice: it will not cure urethritis except when caused by gonorrhea, and often not then. If you're dead set against azithro, talk with your doctor about doxycycline (but that actually has more side effects). The probiotic will make no difference. ...Read more
Husband accidentally took two doses of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) within 4 hours. Is that dangerous?
Too much Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Nope. He may experience some discomfort in his abdomen and even have some softening of the stool, but not to worry. He should be fine. ...Read more
Pap smear showed slightly higher than norm for strep b. Was prescribed flagyl and amoxicillin. Is flagyl necessary? Pharmacists said it is dangerous.
Risk vs benefit: Think of every medication, procedure & test as a double edge sword. You need to figure out of desired benefit is greater than potential risk. With regards to antibiotics, we don't recommend them for simple colds & sinus infections which are typically caused by viruses. But most bladder infections & sexually transmitted infections/diseases respond to antibiotics (and are worth risk if not allergic) ...Read more
Can a tooth abcess on your front teeth like under your nose spread quickly? Is it more dangerous? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for it
I have given my son two antibiotics, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 7.5mls, and after 5hrs I gave azithromycin 5mls. 4yrs with severe Tonsilitis how dangerous is this?
Tonsillitis: Why did your pediatrician prescribe two antibiotics? This is not typical or advised. Do not over does the child. Call your doctor and clarify this. For typical strep or staph tonsillitis, 7-10 days of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) every 12 to 8 hrs depending on the dose is enough. I don't see any benefit to adding Zithromax. Over use of antibiotics is harmful in the short and long run. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to concieve after antibiotics? My husband was on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Entizol after his wisdom tooth extraction. How long should we wait?
Usually antibiotics affect the efficacy of contraception for women where they could become pregnant while on antibiotics
Men taking antibiotics usually pose no threat If his infection is really severe you might want to wait few days because there could be some germs still present in his mouth ...Read more
Need more info: I'm not sure if you mean "how long do the pills stay potent? " or "how long after you take them will they still cure something? " antibiotic pills can remain potent for a couple of years after their expiration date. Amoxicillin stays in the bloodstream at effective levels for less than a day after the last dose. It is a short acting antibiotic, and is usually dosed 2-3 times a day for that reason. ...Read more
Yes and no see below: No problem taking Amoxicillin with coldeze from a toxicity or side effect standpoint, but the only reason to take coldeze is if you have a common cold for which there would be no reason to take amoxicillin. Conversely if you have a bacterial infection needing Amoxicillin there would be no reason to take coldeze. Only if you had a cold and a bacterial infection at the same time would both be used. ...Read more