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Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Several : There are several new agents such as remicaid that may be used. Surgery is also a good option for ulcerative colitis. Fecal transplant has also been reported to be effective. You should discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Justus
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Ultrasound For Nuchal Translucency (Definition)

Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy ...Read more


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Flagyl ER (metronidazole) tablets used for what?

Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
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Flagyl ER (metronidazole)  tablets used for what?

Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis. ...Read more

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Should i take metronidazole or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diarrhea?

Should i take metronidazole or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diarrhea?

NO: Please don't self medicate. See a physician who can run tests-there are many different causes. ...Read more

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Prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for bacterial gastroenteritis. Is it safe?

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Prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for bacterial gastroenteritis. Is it safe?

Yes in adults: Ciprofloxacin is infrequently used in bacterial gastroenteritis. Soft tissue damage. E.G., tendon rupture, has been reported especially when used in children. ...Read more

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Dose having Ulcerative colitis go against ICSI treatment working for me?

UC and pregnancy: It depends. If your ulcerative colitis is well-controlled, your miscarriage rate will be slightly higher than the 1 in 6 of the general population and will, therefore, be followed as a high-risk pregnancy. Here is a good resource: http://www.ccfa.org/resources/pregnancy-and-ibd.html ...Read more

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Can I take metronidazole for helicobacter pylori?

It is one in regimen: Metronidazole is not the top line treatment for h. Pylori infection, but it is one of alternate med if others are not tolerated/allergic etc..Unless you have allergy to it or other contraindication, Metronidazole can be used. Just make sure no alcohol while on it and for additional 2-3 after last dose to avoid possible very unpleansant side effect--severe vomitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Explain helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) treament for h. Pylor?

Explain  helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) treament for h. Pylor?

Antibiotic treatment: Is a group of antibiotics used to treat the bacteria h.Pylori. It does require a combination of antibiotics because it can develop resistance very fast. It is also important to complete the prescribed duration of treatment in order to limit the emergence of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis is smoking good for it?

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Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (uc) is less prevalent among smokers, and smoking can help reduce uc flares. If you are a smoker and want to continue smoking as a treatment of uc, you may want to try smoking cessation 1st to verify associations. While smoking may help you control uc flares, it's still not healthy for you for other reasons including cancer and cardiovascular risks. Consider nicotine patches. ...Read more

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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...Read more

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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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I am taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl for Colitis. On antibiotics the diarrhea has gone from inconvenient to uncontrollable. Can I take anything to control it?

I am taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl for Colitis.  On antibiotics the diarrhea has gone from inconvenient to uncontrollable.  Can I take anything to control it?

Colitis: You may have Clostridium difficile colitis and need further evaluation, discontinuance of ciprofloxacin and possibly vancomycin and re-establishment of colonic flora designed to compete with the C. difficile. See a GI doc or an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more


Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...Read more