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Best drug for lung pseudomonas for patient with pensyln, allergy?

Best drug for lung pseudomonas for patient with pensyln, allergy?

Complicated: Carbapenems combined with fluorinated quinolones would probably be best. Aminoglycosides do not penetrate lung tissue very well, but might be added by inhalation to minimize the degree of tracheobronchial colonization. Best would be to determine the degree of hypersensitivity reaction to pcn and think about desensitization if the strain is multiresistant. ...Read more

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What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

Second line drugs: Aminoglycosides: e.g., Amikacin (amk), Kanamycin (km); polypeptides: e.g., capreomycin, viomycin, enviomycin; fluoroquinolones: e.g., Ciprofloxacin (cip), levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin (mxf); thioamides: e.g. Ethionamide, prothionamide also third line of medications. ...Read more

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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds for aids really safe?

Are azt (zidovudine) type meds for aids really safe?

New drugs better: Azt (zidovudine) is an old drug with considerable toxicity. It's not widely used in the U.S. Anymore. The many antiretroviral agents that have taken its place can still have side effects, but they are far safer and better tolerated than the older drugs...And far safer and less toxic than HIV infection. ...Read more

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Could HIV antiretroviral drugs work for everyone?

Could HIV antiretroviral drugs work for everyone?

It depends: There are now over thirty different options for the HIV cocktail used to treat HIV infected humans. It would be very rare for any one individual to not have at least one treatment options. But, if the individual in question has a virus that has mutated and become resistant to treatment then there could be difficulties in treatment. Please see an HIV expert for your care. ...Read more

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What are the drugs i can use for staphylococcus infection?

What are the drugs i can use for staphylococcus infection?

Several options: Depending on the nature of the infection and its severity, and whether methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is suspected, some oral drugs are amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin), cephalexin, sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim), and linazolid. IV treatments include nafcillin, cefoxitin, and vancomycin. There are other options as well, depending on circumstances. Do not attempt self treatment; see MD. ...Read more

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Can I use septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for any infection?

Can I use septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for any infection?

No: Antibiotics are successful only if the bacteria are susceptible. Many bacteria are drug resistant, and therefore, a drug like septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be used for those infections where successful outcomes can be expected. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include , Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx. ...Read more

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Any ever used ampicillin for acne?

Any ever used ampicillin for acne?

Not effective: Combining antibiotic therapy with the use of benzoyl peroxide decreases the development of antibiotic resistance and improves treatment efficacy. Antibiotics most often used is doxy- or minocycline. Cephalexin has also proved to be less effective than tetracyclines. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are taken for staph infection?

What antibiotics are taken for  staph infection?

A number of...: Antimicrobials can be used for staph based on whether the patient is penicillin allergic and is the organism is MRSA or not. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin the most effective drug for staph aureaus?

Is clindamycin the most effective drug for staph aureaus?

Clindamycin: There is no single best drug effective for every staph infection in every patient. Clindamycin is usually effective, but not in every case. Some penicillins sometimes work, vancomycin usually works. There are other choices, but the bottom line is that the drug selected should be selected based on the use of culture and sensitivity reports. ...Read more

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Is their a alternate treatment for syphilis besides penicillin?

Is their a alternate treatment for syphilis besides penicillin?

Syphilis: Yes. But they are not as effective. Many doctors will treat with the second line therapies unless there is brain involvement or a treatment failure to eradicate the syphilis. In this event they work to temporarily desensitize the patient of their penicillin allergy and then give the better treatment. ...Read more

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Can I use metronidazole for staff infection?

Can I use metronidazole for staff infection?

Staphylococcus: If you mean a "staph" infection, the answer is no. Metronidazole is quite effective against some amoebae and is lethal to bacteria that are obligate anaerobes (cannot tolerate the presence of oxygen), but have little if any action on staphylococci. ...Read more

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R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs wont prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis..Only drug

R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs wont prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis..Only drug

Not exactly but: M.E. Is a diagnosis of exclusion. My experience is that most with it actually have chronic lyme with co-infections (but drugs are of limited help for that). Also, many are hypothyroid- even if their TSH is "normal" so thyroid hormone can help quite a bit. Many have intestinal parasites- not always easily diagnosed- many drugs can help these, but so can natural things like papaya seeds.See comment:. ...Read more

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Is there post-exposure prophylaxis for multi-resistant organisms such as mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls?

Is there post-exposure prophylaxis for multi-resistant organisms such as mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls?

Not really: For MRSA there is therapy to try and change your nasal and skin carriage states. For gut flora the use of unpasteurized yogurt or probiotics may reduce the relative numbers of unwanted bacteria, but there are no recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis and this should be strongly discouraged as it is likely to worsen things. ...Read more