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Doxycycline And Diabetes
Can I take both doxycycline 100 mg. And nitrofurantoin mcr 50 mg. For a kidney and u.t.i. infection.
Unusual treatment: This is an unusal combination of drugs. Your kidney infection and UTI are the same thing. Nitrofurantoin should be used only for lower tract (bladder) but not kidney infections. Doxycycline is a somewhat unusual drug for any UTI. Also, UTIs are uncommon in males. Are you sure you don't have NGU or prostatitis? Doxy is more common for these than for kidney infection. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
My endocrinology dr prescribed metformin 500 mg twice based on insulin resistance prediabet and family history of type1diabetes. Why should I take it?
Pre-diabetes: My colleagues think I am crazy but after many decades in Endocrinology I still don't understand the diagnosis of "pre-diabetes". I can never get a meaningful answer. Either one has diabetes or does not. That said, Metformin is available at many stores at no cost so taking 500 twice a day will do no harm and little good. You may later develop diabetes - who knows? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What other antibiotics are there instead of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for Renal Infections? Experiencing kidney pain but on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
Renal infections: Hi Annie. There are many antibiotics that are available to treat genito-urinary infections (kidney infections). The antibiotic is generally selected based on the bacteria that may have been seen on the urine culture, the susceptibilities of the antibiotic to the bacteria and how much of the selected antibiotic is effectively delivered to the kidney and urine. ...Read more
Can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for a uti, aczone for acne, and clarithrmycin too at same time- I have mild to moderate hormonal breakouts?
Depends on the STD: There are 20-30 bacteria and viruses that cause STDs. Some would be cured with these antibiotics but others would not. Only one, trichomonas, is reliably cured by metronidazole (Flagyl). Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would work against some cases of gonorrhea or chlamydia, but not against anything else -- and it is not the best drug for any STD. Sounds like you'd better check back with the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more
Currently taking flagyl and ciprofloxacin for bv and uti. Can one of the meds cause a yeast infection? If so how
No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not known to have the side effects you mentioned. See this site for more info on side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5530-bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)+ds+oral.aspx?drugid=5530&drugname=bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)+ds+oral&pagenumber=6. ...Read more
Dx w/ impetigo. Dr. Prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). When will sores stop spreading to other parts of body after starting bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Monocycline and doxycycline have caused depression. Should i risk Accutane (isotretinoin)? What are my other options?
Can metformin and lisinopril and anthenol mess with memory. I take these meds for blood pressure and diabetes.?
Usually no: Generally those meds are tolerated very well. Atenolol can cause depression in some people which may be leading to memory issues. You should mention this to your doc and see if you need blood work done to evaluate any possible medication side-effects. Medications should always be considered as the cause of new or unusual symptoms, so you are right to think about these issues being due to meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unless you have a known reaction to one of them, you should be fine taking these together. ...Read more
Should I have my INR checked while taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I take 5mg daily. and usually run btw, 2.5 & 2.8 monthly. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is 4 urinary infection?
Yes check INR: Hello Randy Yes you should have your INR checked while on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. There is significant interaction with Coumadin (warfarin) and Sulfamethoxazole and moderate interaction with trimethoprim. Sulfamethoxazole and Coumadin (warfarin) interaction can put you in risk of bleeding if you are elderly or have kidney dis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Was prescribed anucort and have yeast bk there, using Monistat and taking flagyl. Will anucort and Flagyl make infectiin worse, i am at risk diabetic?
Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause muscle and joint pain can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and synthroid?
I have stage 3 CKD and am taking medication for high cholesterol, hypertension and GERD. I am also taking oxyteracycline for rosacea. Is that safe?
See your GP: Your GP is best person to answer your question since we don't have Oxytetracycline here on this side of the pond. Presumably it's a member of tetracycline family for which minimal changes are needed for CrCl 50-80. Since you didn't mention your other drugs by name, check out www.drugs.com for more info. Chances are that your GP already checked everything out before prescribing all 4 drugs. Cheers! ...Read more
I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?
Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more
Hiv patient and probiotics, newly diagnosed hiv, on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for lung infection. Was on a probiotic daily before diagnosis, should he continue ?
AIDS: I am sorry to hear that your diagnosis also came with a badly damaged immune system. Know that in general the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is only temporary as your immune function normalizes on treatment. I would only advise that you take the pro-biotics at a time different than when you take the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for diverticulitis can the combination of both antibiotics make your pee dark in color?
Do you recommend doing another course of Antibiotics for patients with CHD and diet/exercise controlled Diabetes if 7 days Doxycycline didn't help.
Depends on reason: for taking Doxycycline. It is not clear from your question why antibiotics were prescribed in the first place. Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics and many symptoms of sinus congestion or cough are caused by a virus and are not helped by antibiotics but may be relieved by supportive care. If you hare not improved, I recommend you return for further assessment with your doctor ...Read more
Meds: Yes, you may take them togetherGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But it really should not need refrigeration unless in the liquid form. ...Read more
Which cysts?: Ovarian cysts or acne cysts? For acne doxy can be given upto 6 months as it acts on a bacteria called propionibacterium acnes which causes inflammation in the acne affected skin.In pid / ovarian cysts with suspected infecion, Doxycycline is given both as an inpt. Or as an outpt. Antibiotic , most of the times in addition to another abx.Like Ampicillin /cephlosporin inj/oral.Twice doxy alone sometim. ...Read more
Doxycycline: Doxycycline is amongst one of the most commonly used and safest antibiotics available. Feeling tired or fatigue is a possible side effect of doxycycline, but the fatigue is generally tolerable and not profound. A long list of things can also cause fatigue including the condition doxycyline is being used for. ...Read more
Doxycycline: Feeling tired is likely not a direct effect of this antibiotic. More likely, if you are feeling more tired than normal, it is a result of a combination of factors, including whatever the reason is for taking the antibiotic. Many people don't feel quite right while taking antibiotics. Try to eat well and get plenty of rest. ...Read more
Occasionally: Doxycycline is a useful antibiotic, but as with all medications, there are possible side effects. Every drug or supplement has some small risks, so a user has to weigh the benefits against the small chance of an allergic reaction or some other problem. Doxycycline is often used to treat acne in teen boys. Users can sunburn more easily. "doxy" is not used in younger kids nor in pregnant women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer