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What should I do about potential antibiotic use side effects?

What should I do about potential antibiotic use side effects?

Antibiotic SE's: If you have any serious side effects, please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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How can one tell the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

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How can one tell the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

Not always different: Colitis can be a bad side effect of taking antibiotics. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive diarrhea that does not get better or if the stools become bloody stool. Drink lots of fluids to keep from getting dehydrated. Call your physician if this condition worsens and you become weak and dehydrated. ...Read more

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How to determine the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

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

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How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

Test: Both can cause diarrhea, pain and bleeding. Stool can be tested for c diff , the cause of antibiotic colitis. If positive need to be treated. If negative you will need a GI workup that may include a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of keflex antibiotic?

What are the side effects of keflex antibiotic?

Keflex side effects: Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic. This antibiotic can commonly cause gastrointestinal side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and sometimes, headaches. Serious side effects include anaphylactic reactions, decrease in blood cells and liver disease. ...Read more

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Whats the side effects of cefuroxime antibiotic?

Whats the side effects of cefuroxime antibiotic?

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

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What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

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

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What is the safest antibiotic that has the least side effects, allergic reactions, and potential to damage organs like the liver?

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

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How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particularly the ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Are there potential side effects of swallowing an antibiotic ointment?

Are there potential side effects of swallowing an antibiotic ointment?

Yes: Depends on how much you swallowed. The topicals are at a much higher strength and cause significant problems if swallowed. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

No way: are you talking about gray hairs or white hairs? If they are gray hairs they are usually hereditary and you cannot prevent the formation of them. If you have a patch of white hair this is called poliosis and if that is the case I would see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Could drinking beer be making my side effects from antibiotic worse?

Probably: Some antibiotics interfere with metabolism of alcohol and cause side effects from that. ...Read more

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Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti? I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.

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

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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 more

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