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Fourth Generation Extended Spectrum Penicillin
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
Can you tell me how are antibiotics classified as first generation, second generation or third generation antibiotics?
Cephalosporins: Only one type of antibiotic, the cephalosporins, normally is classified by "generation". There have been three groups of cephalosporins since the first ones (now called first generation) were developed in the 1960s. Second (1970s-80s) and third generation (1990s to now) each were chemically different and are active against more types of bacteria. There are several drugs in each group. ...Read more
Is mrsa, mssa , staph a ß-lactamase producing strains , susceptible to third , fourth, and fifth cephalosporins?
Macrolide: No. It is a macrolide.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is fever considered normal on the fourth day of scarlet fever? Is taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 26ml/day had 6doses so far
Diabetes. Pen allergy. Cycle of clindamycin post oral surgery. "Probably infected in spots." Prescribed another Clin cycle combo w/ metronidazole. OK?
How affective is cefdinir for ß_lactamase staph a/strep py? I had a argument with my pharmacist about the effectiveness of 3rd g' cephalosporin
Not sure what: Scale you are using when you ask "how" but Cefdinir is indicated for both staph and strep uncomplicated skin and pharyngeal as well as lung infections.. It functions by disrupting cell wall mucopeptide production and can be effective against select gram negative bacteria as well. ...Read more
Antibody +/- antigen: Third generation tests only for antibody to HIV, i.e. the body's immune reaction to the virus. It can become positive as soon as 2 weeks after infection and conclusive ty 6-8 weeks. Fourth generation is a test for antibody and p24 antigen, part of the virus itself. 4th gen often is positive as soon as 10-14 days and is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more. 4th gen is usually the best option. ...Read more
I'm on longterm abx for severe bladder wall infection, been prescription amoxicillin 1g 3x a day - is 6 hours apart each dose ok?
Yes: You can take these 2 classes of antibiotics at the same time if indicated. ...Read more
All different: They are not related to each other. ...Read more
Difference between first and second generation antihistamines? Why are 1st generation considered nonsedating?
Sedation: 1st generation are sedating because many people, up to 40%, get sleepy when taking them. 2nd generation antihistamines are chemically modified and are less likely to cause sedation. The generics of the less sedating are cetirizine, fexafenadine, and loratidine. They cause sedation in some people, up to 11%, but much less than the older drugs. ...Read more
Is cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxian or cipro (ciprofloxacin) a member of the penicilin family cause im allergic to the cilin families?
Yes: There would not be any concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
Taking 3 medications in one day. X fexofenadine (allergy tablet) 2x panadol (painkillers) 3x amoxil (amoxicillin) (antibiotics). Is this ok?
Yes: Those 3 meds can be used together, and often are. ...Read more
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