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Doctor insights on: Good Alternatives To Penicillin

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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How long is a shot of penicillin good?

How long is a shot of penicillin good?

Penicllin: It depends upon the kind of penicillin. Regular penicillin (given iv) has a half life of only 1-2 hours but intramuscular penicillin types last longer. Procaine penicillin for 1-2 days and benzathine penicillin for about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any alternatives to penicillin?

Please tell me if there are any alternatives to penicillin?

Many: I am guessing that you are allergic to penicillin and need an antibiotic for some infection. There are many alternatives which your family doctor can suggest for the problem that you have. They have different spectrums so the list is too long for this format. ...Read more

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I think I may have an allergy to penicillin? Are there any alternatives?

I think I may have an allergy to penicillin? Are there any alternatives?

Penicillin allergy: There are many alernatives to penicillin if needed. To get the doubt out of your mind, a board certified allergist can test you for penicillin and determine if you are truly allergic to it. ...Read more

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I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)

I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics. Penicillins and cephalosporins are called beta-lactam antibiotics and affect the cell walls of certain bacteria. Sometimes bacteria will develop resistance to these drugs and there are usually other alternatives that can be employed, although this is a very complicated subject. Chec wiki. Answers. Com › categories › health › medication and drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's a good antibiotic to take if your allergic to penicillin?

What's a good antibiotic to take if your allergic to penicillin?

Cindamycin: An accepted alternative is clindamycin. The dose and frequency will need to be determined by your provider. Stay away from Amoxicillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Azithromycin is also an acceptable alternative. ...Read more

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal? Feel good now

Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal? Feel good now

See doctor: This may be a false positive but may indicate penicillin resistant strep. A culture and sensitivity should be performed to see what antibiotics your infection is sensitive to ...Read more

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I have a skin infection and need an antibiotic but allergic to penicillin? What antibiotic is good?

Depends: It would depend on the type of penicillin allergy you had and the type of skin infection. If you just had a rash from penicillin and you do not have an MRSA infection cephalosporins like Keflex would be fine. If immediate hypersensitivity to penicillin, clindamycin, Doxycycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be options. ...Read more

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Discovered a rash 24-48 hours after a tick bite (size 10-15 cm). Doctor prescribed Penicillin for 10 days. No other symptoms. Is the prognosis good?

Discovered a rash 24-48 hours after a tick bite (size 10-15 cm). Doctor prescribed Penicillin for 10 days. No other symptoms. Is the prognosis good?

Likely: It all depends on how long the Tick was attached and if the rash was typical for erythema marginatum. Typically if there is strong suspicion for tick disease the antibiotic used is Doxycycline, unless there is an allergy.
There is an excellent web site at the CDC that reviews management. Blood work is always available to look for Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman suffering from urinary inflammation take penicillin antibiotic? What are the side effects and risks? What about alternatives?

Can a pregnant woman suffering from urinary inflammation take penicillin antibiotic? What are the side effects and risks? What about alternatives?

Penicillen: Penicillen is very safe in pregnancy and is the number one choice of antibiotic for group B beta strep prophylaxis in labor. As long as you aren't allergic to it, you should be fine. Only real issue is that you may get a yeast infection from antibiotic use. ...Read more

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Prescribed Phenoxymethly penicillin for infected nose piercing and tonsillitis. 2 4 times a day for 10 days. Is this a good treatment?

Prescribed Phenoxymethly penicillin for infected nose piercing and tonsillitis. 2 4 times a day for 10 days. Is this a good treatment?

Continue: I am assuming you have no drug allergies. A penicillin prep is fair and a good start. If things don't start to get better in 48 hours seek follow up. Best of luck ...Read more

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UC dr gave me a prescription for nose spray and penicillin. She thought it was caused by allergies. Tested neg for strep. What good is penicillin?

UC dr gave me a prescription for nose spray and penicillin. She thought it was caused by allergies. Tested neg for strep. What good is penicillin?

If negative: For bacterial infection. PCN serving no purpose. Unless your doctor thought is was a sinus infection. Call your doctor to find out what they were treating ...Read more

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Besides antibiotics what is a good home remidee to treat strep throat. I can't afford to go to a doctor for penicillin.

Besides antibiotics what is a good home remidee to treat strep throat. I can't afford to go to a doctor for penicillin.

1st Sx will pass: Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage (rheumatic fever) and brain injury. Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read more

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What is penicillin?

What is penicillin?

Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic.
Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more

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When does someone get penicillin?

When does someone get penicillin?

Penicillin: Is used to treat bacterial infections when the organism is susceptible to it. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

Penicillin: The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).

Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more

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Does taking penicillin affect my patch?

Type of patch: What type of patch are you using. Many medicines are administered via patch. ...Read more

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How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

Take as prescribed: Take your penicillin as prescribed by your doctor. The dose depends on the indication / what type of infection is being treated. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Penicillin: Penicillin was discovered from mold growing in a laboratory. Its discovery was a surprise to the scientist. ...Read more

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How long does penicillin stay in your system?

How long does penicillin stay in your system?

About 24 hours: Penicillin is an antibiotic with a short half-life, about four hours. If you take 500 mg at noon, 250 mg is still there at 4 pm, 125 mg at 8 pm, 62 mg at midnight, etc. ...Read more