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How Long After Finishing Antibiotics Do They Continue To Work
I have h pylori bacteria and I finished the hp pack I am still having some symptoms. Is this normal and how long until the antibiotics would have work?
Helicobacter: You don't say what your symptoms are, but without being able to see and examine you it is impossible to advise. You should definitely contact the doctor who originally diagnosed this and be rechecked. Hope you feel better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more
Suppose to take antibiotics 4x day. I keep forgetting the 4th dose. Can I just take it 3x a day as long as I finish it all.
Depends: What antibiotics and its half life. Most antibiotics are taking 2 to 3 x a day. However is important to ask the prescriber. ...Read more
I ddnt finish an antibiotic course for balanitis so the situation has recurred so can l continue taking the antibiotics until finished?
Here are some...: Balanitis-inflammation of glans penis-is usually related with tight long foreskin with inadequate hygiene, and its most common effective care includes enhancing topical hygiene with proper cleaning & drying + judicious use of topical anti-fungal + steroid cream gingerly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days. Yet, the ultimate solution is circumcision. More? Seek evaluation/counseling... ...Read more
Piece came off while I was at work yesterday then burn for a bit and stopped I did finish 2 rounds of antibiotic within the last month pic in file?
We can't view: The photo from this portion of healthtap. You are asking on the medical education site - not the treatment site (Healthtap Prime and Healthtap Concierge). Take care. ...Read more
Is it ok to continue penicillin antibiotics to finish course when starting antiviral medicine for shingles?
After you finish a week of antibiotics for a bladder infection how long will it take for the symptoms to completely disappear?
See answer: The symptoms of an uncomplicated uti/bladder infection (urinary urgency, frequency, voiding small amounts, bladder discomfort, burning with urination, possible blood in urine) usually resolve within 3-5 days if both the diagnosis is correct (positive urine culture) and you were prescribed the correct antibiotic. If symptoms persist, should have a repeat urinalysis and urine culture to verify. ...Read more
Can you have diverticulitis if both a CT and colonoscopy were normal? Do antibiotics continue to work after finishing the full course?
Good studies and highly accurate.
Antibiotics wear off at specific metabolic rates ...Read more
I'm on birth control pills & now I have to take antibiotics twice daily. When I finish the anitbiotics how long should I wait to have bc protected sex?
7 days: 7 days considering that you didn't miss any pills. ...Read more
Can I continue to breastfeed after finishing my antibiotics? I've had to take levaquin for pneumonia for 12 days and I just finished my last pill 2 days ago so I need to know can I continue now to breastfeed my 6 week old baby? I know I wasn't suppose to
Yes: The half life of Levaquin (levofloxacin) is 6-8 hours in persons with normal kidney function. A drug is considered eliminated 5 half lives after the last dose. Your Levaquin (levofloxacin) should be totally eliminated 40 hours after the last dose you took. Recommend you wait 1 more day then you can restart breast feeding. ...Read more
I had tonsillitis and was given antibiotics, I didn't finish them but no longer have white spots just swollen glands but no pain. Should I be worried?
I'm on the Depo-Provera birth control shot, I recently had a kidney infection, and now found out I have a staph infection, I'm on antibiotics and steroids, and I will be for about another week, however after I do finish my antibiotics, how long till my bi
Rephrase please: Your question was incomplete, please consider rephrasing. ...Read more
It depends: It depends if the bacteria you are treating is able to be killed by the antibiotic, and also how well the antibiotic can get to the site of infection. For example, antibiotics for urine infections are ones that are released by the body into the kidneys and urine, so they usually work pretty quickly, with relief in 1-2 days. Sinuses are harder to get to, can take 3-4 days. Take full course given! ...Read more
Hi how long does tazocin antibiotic stay active in the body after the course is finished? Thank you. A O'connor
Piperacillin/tazobac: This combination is rapidly excreted and should be completely gone from your body within 24 hrs or less. ...Read more
How long does it take for a dosage of antibiotics to work before the next dosage... amoxiclav to be specific..
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This combination antibiotic works by inhibiting cell wall synthesis by susceptible bacteria, with the clavulanic acid blocking enzymes which might otherwise destroy the amoxicillin. WBCs finish the job. The half-life is quite short and the drug should be given at least every 6 hrs, but this depends upon what you are treating, where in body and other variables. Complex issue. ...Read more
48 hrs: 48 hrs if taken oral.Get a more detailed answer ›
24-72 hours: After 2 to 3 days if is not call your doctor. ...Read more
Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should have your doctor confirm that you have cleared the infection. An important thing you can do on your own is to take a probiotic supplement. That will shift the balance of your gut flora to help get rid of the pathogens. ...Read more
Lyme: Elisa test to determine if you're infected, if +, a Western Blot to confirm. I don't think Lyme endemic in Chile. ...Read more
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