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Flagyl For Colitis
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
NO: Please don't self medicate. See a physician who can run tests-there are many different causes. ...Read more
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
I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 and Flagyl 500 is it safe to take together? Can Flagyl treat yeast infection?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?
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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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