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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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The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does penicillin damage kidneys?

Does penicillin damage kidneys?

Usually not: Penicillin antibiotics are not intrinsically nephrotoxic. Rare patients develop allergic interstitial nephritis from penicillins. This is characterized by fever, eosinophilia, eosinophiluria, progressive renal insufficiency and sometimes skin rash. ...Read more

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Will cenfindir or penicillin treat a uti/ kidney infection? In pain all week and the more in depth research I do I am 100% positive

Will cenfindir or penicillin treat a uti/ kidney infection? In pain all week and the more in depth research I do I am 100% positive

Yes: Not as common as quinolones (eg cipro) or sulfa drugs (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole), the antibiotics you mentioned can be used to treat uti's, depending on how common it is to find bacteria that is sensitive to- your prescribing doctor should have an idea regarding this issue. ...Read more

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I was prescribed penicillin for bacterial sinusitis. Can penicillin v cause orange-reddish urine? 2 months ago I had kidney stones could it be related? - so far I have no other symptoms i.e flank pain

I was prescribed penicillin for bacterial sinusitis. Can penicillin v cause orange-reddish urine? 2 months ago I had kidney stones could it be related? - so far I have no other symptoms i.e flank pain

? hematuria: Sounds more like the Kidney stone issue or some Urogenital tract issue that is most likely causing blood in the urine that you are seeing. Doubt it has anything to do with the Penicillin. See the Dr. To get the hematuria assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a rash that first appeared on my chest after taking penicillin now its on my lower back and seems to spreading up my shoulders should I worry?

I have a rash that first appeared on my chest after taking penicillin now its on my lower back and seems to spreading up my shoulders should I worry?

Not penicillin: Penicillin allergy causes a rash all over entire skin. If you need diagnosis and appropriate treatment, see a dermatologist. The information you supply is not sufficient for any other comment. ...Read more

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I am taking pencillin daily since last 2 years. Is will affect kidney? Or makes any major issues in the future?

I am taking pencillin daily since last 2 years. Is will affect kidney? Or makes any major issues in the future?

Daily penicillin: Will not likely affect your kidney but you are likely to have penicillin resistant bacteria colonizing you. Daily therapy can be used for prophylaxis against rheumatic fever or pneumococcal infection in certain people. ...Read more

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Can a 90 year old get azactam (aztreonam) injection of 50ml every 12 hours if allergic to penicillin and poor renal function?

Can a 90 year old get azactam (aztreonam) injection of 50ml every 12 hours if allergic to penicillin and poor renal function?

Probably OK: Although aztreonam (Azactam®) is chemically related to penicillin, almost no penicillin allergic patients react to it. (In fact, most people with penicllin allergies can receive penicillin itself without having another reaction.) The dose should be reduced in people with poor renal function. Probably the doctors are on top of these issues, but for sure you should ask to be certain. ...Read more

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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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Iv woken up with cystitis so bad I can't walk, can I take my cilicaine penicillin capsules?

Iv woken up with cystitis so bad I can't walk, can I take my cilicaine penicillin capsules?

See answer: Cilicaine pcn is generally used for treatment of strept or staph upper respiratory, throat, and sinus type infections and is not usually effective for the bacteria that cause utis. There are other types of pcn (e.g. Amoxicillin) and other antibiotics that would be more effective in the treatment of a uti. You might want to check with your md first. ...Read more

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If I took penicillin once and didn't get Steven Johnson syndrome could I take again m not get that or s reaction?

If I took penicillin once and didn't get Steven Johnson syndrome could I take again m not get that or s reaction?

See below: Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a "rare" and "unpredictable" reaction. An adverse drug reaction is often the cause, with antibiotics, especially sulfa drugs, being one of the classes of medications that can cause this reaction. It has been reported with penicillin (PCN). PCN allergy is often an acquired allergy, occurring after prior exposure (s) that was not associated with any adverse reaction (s). ...Read more

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I've taken penicillin since the 9th Er watched me 35 min to make sure didn't have reaction could I have a reaction now t penicillin worried?

I've taken penicillin since the 9th Er watched me 35 min to make sure didn't have reaction could I have a reaction now t penicillin worried?

If you haven't had: A reaction to that course of penicillin, you're unlikely to get one now. You could still get an allergic reaction next time you take it. Reactions can vary from skin rash to hives and even anaphylactic shock. If you had a suspected allergic reaction in the past, it's best to avoid antibiotics in the penicillin family unless no substitutes are available, which is rarely the case. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if I don't drink my penicillin after my root canal?

I'm interested to know what happens if I don't drink my penicillin after my root canal?

No need for penVK: No studies have been published on the use of antibiotics to prevent infection after root canal treatment. Clinical trials investigating of prophylactic antibiotics to minimize post treatment infections have found antibiotics to be of no benefit. ...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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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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Can phenoxymethyle penicillin can be taken together?

See below: As far as I can discern from your question, I think you mean phenoxymethylpenicillin or penicillin v - not 2 meds. If so, is is safe as long as you are not allergic. ...Read more

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What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...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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What substrate is used during the production of penicillin?

What substrate is used during the production of penicillin?

Penicillin: This antibiotic changed the world. Initially discovered by Dr. Fleming, from a mold contaminating his bacterial plates, to modern day drugs that save lives every day. It was discovered that 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) was an important building block for penicillin. This can be modified further to create different forms (such as amoxicillin, pipericillin etc) to best design drugs to kill germs ...Read more

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Are there any ways to suddenly get an alergic reation to penicillin?

Are there any ways to suddenly get an alergic reation to penicillin?

YES: Allergic reaction may come and go at different stage of your life. Contributing factors are local environmental factors, stress, and diets. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cure trich?

Can penicillin cure trich?

Nope!: According to the centers for disease control, trichomoniasis should be treated with Metronidazole or tinidazole. Penicillin will not cure trichomoniasis.
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What are side effects of penicillin?

What are side effects of penicillin?

Many: This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while taking this medication. Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching. If you notice other effects not listed. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be allergic to penicillin?

Is it bad to be allergic to penicillin?

Yes and No: To be allergic to a medication will restrict the use of that medication - that's the bad part. However, typically there are other medications that can be used if needed and if the one medication one os allergic to is really needed there are ways to administer that medication. ...Read more