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Expired Antibiotics Side Effects
How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more
Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more
No: But they may not be very effective. ...Read more
Side Effects: Griseofulvin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache upset stomach vomiting diarrhea or loose stools thirst fatigue dizziness faintness if you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: fever sore throat skin rash mouth soreness or irritation. ...Read more
Urticaria: Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic, belongs to the class of 'cephalosporin'. People who are allergic to 'penicillin" in general, will have cross sensitivity reaction to cephalosporin as well. The drug reaction can vary from mild urticarial rash to severe anaphylaxis, which will be life a threatening situation. Sometimes cephalosporin can give 'drug induced fever' as well. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal: Outside of allergic reactions, which are not unique to cefdinir, none of the cephalosporins have side-effects which are very significant. They include cases of gastrointestinal discomfort with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and rash as occasional occurrences. Sold as omnicef, it is one of several oral cephalosporins. ...Read more
Zithromax Side Effec: Depends on what side effects you have question for, most of GI side effects like loose stools, stomach pain, nausea&vomiting can sometime persist more than week in some cases.Acute allergic reaction with difficulty breathin, tightness in chest& pain, irregular heart beat, rash, muscle weakness, wheezing, vision problemsetc, in some cases may persist>6 days.There are many more side effects, can you be specifi. ...Read more
19 different ones: Depending on the class of drug the infant is exposed to, he will have different symptoms, tell you ob. ...Read more
Achilles tendinitis: Many serious side effects can occur with levofloxacin; epiocates lists 25 and 2 have black box warnings, meaning they are particularly worrisome. After several days taking levoflox., the achilles tendon can become sore and rupture; takes a long time to heal. Also myasthenia gravis can worsen, seizures, suicidal thoughts, depression, psychosis, abnormal heart rhythms, severe allergic reactions, etc. ...Read more
Levofloxacin: Yes - this is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, and like all antibiotics and medications should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Hopefully your prescription is only short term (like for a UTI) but some side effects can occur. A serious but rare side effect is tendon-rupture. There can also be nausea, vomiting, headaches, rash, yeast infections, diarrhea etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 75mg== are there any serious side effects?
Serious = quite rare: Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction), serum sickness, cardiac sac inflammation (pericarditis), hemolytic anemia, and exfoliative dermatitis (skin feeling off) are serious but quite rare. More often is reflux/gastritis, diarrhea, anorexia, and mild rashes are common but often tolerable. If severe side effects occur, stop med and consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more
Not usually: But you have to be aware it commonly causes gastrointestinal upset. It can also change heart conduction so called QT prolongation. It can also weaken your tendons. Sometimes people will get an uncommon complication of infectious diarrhea, like from the c-diff bacteria. Again these tend to be quite uncommon and overall it's pretty well tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic SE's: If you have any serious side effects, please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more
Nitrofuran: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/nitrofurantoin-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Pseudomembranous: Colitis caused by c. Difficile is usually more severe than diarrhea caused by antibiotic side effect and does not go away when you stop the medication. To be sure, you need to have your stool tested for c. Difficile, if your diarrhea persists or abdominal pain, fever, or bloody diarrhea occurs. ...Read more
Cefuroxime SE's: Common: diarrhea/nausea/vomiting; vaginitis; elevated liver enzymes, diaper rash; impaired kidneys; anemia; jarisch-herxheimer rxn. Serious: severe allergic rxns; kidney damage; decreased blood cell elements (rbc's, wbc's, platelets, etc); seizures; clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. ...Read more
Talk to pharmacist.: Side effects of Rifampin include confusion, dizziness, abdominal pain, bruising, bleeding, hostility, palpitations, increased blood pressure, trouble breathing, dark colored urine ; light colored stools. See your pharmacist for a more complete, comprehensive overview of the posssible side effects of this and any med. ...Read more
I am experience extreme side effects while on the antibiotic omnicef (cefdinir). What should I do?
Stop it call doctor: Stop it and call your doctor now. ...Read more
I'm too scared to take an antibiotic for my UTI because of all the possible side effects. Is there anything else i can do. Is there a shot they give?
Yes: Depends on how much you swallowed. The topicals are at a much higher strength and cause significant problems if swallowed. ...Read more
What the different between broad spectrum and macrolid antibiotic? which one more strong side effects ?
Tough comparison: Broad spectrum is a relative term. For example, the macrolides have a broader spectrum than penicillin, and the quinolones have a broader spectrum than the macrolides. A broader spectrum will kill more types of bacteria and is useful when the organism one needs to kill is not known precisely. Broader spectrum drugs will also kill more natural gut bacteria and are more likely to cause diarrhea. ...Read more
I m 25 yo male and I m getting white hairs on head. Can it be side effects of antibiotic? How can we stop to get white hairs?
What is the safest antibiotic that has the least side effects, allergic reactions, and potential to damage organs like the liver?
Depends: The commonly used antibiotics do not cause organ damage but the dose may need be adjusted if the particular organ has been impaired. There is no drug (or food) which is 100% safe but generally speaking those in the macrolide group (Z pak (azithromycin) etc) have the lowest side effect profile even though erythromycin may cause GI upset in a small % of people. ...Read more
Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti? I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.
Yes: Most organisms that causeUTI respond well to antibiotics. 3 day course is the recommended length of treatment with use of appropriate antibiotics. Keep hydrated to reduce the risk of developing UTI. Good health. ...Read more
Is there another antibiotic equivalent to flagyl? I have had some pretty overwhelming side effects to it before. My dentist didnt seem concerned.
Possibly other meds : Flagyl is a potent antibiotic. It is not commonly used for most dental infections. It can be an alternative especially for an allergy to penicillin or other antibiotics. Most antibiotics have numerous side effects. Flagyl is particularly troublesome with any alcoholic beverages. You should talk directly with dentist about your apprehensions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am about to be prescribed steroids for my epididymitus. No antibiotic has worked. Is this a smart decision? What are the possible side effects?
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