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How long can a person take antibiotics? N what r the side effects for using it

How long can a person take antibiotics? N what r the side effects for using it

It depends.: Doctors select specific antibiotics for specific time periods depending on the type of infection. Most antibiotics are given for <2 wks. Antibiotic use for >1 month often requires an expert in infectious disease.Each antibiotic has unique side effects.Ask your doctor or pharmacist about specific side effects which may include rash or organ damage.Unnecessary use of antibiotics is a growing problem. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I'm too scared to take an antibiotic for my UTI because of all the possible side effects. Is there anything else i can do. Is there a shot they give?

I'm too scared to take an antibiotic for my UTI because of all the possible side effects. Is there anything else i can do. Is there a shot they give?

Yes,: ...But the shot is an antibiotic, too. Depending on how bad the UTI is, you might try the old "lots of cranberry juice" remedy - but if that does not work, discuss with your dr which antibiotic would be least likely to cause problems for you, because untreated UTI can certainly cause some major ones. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of the antibiotic doxycycline continue?

How long does the side effects of the antibiotic doxycycline continue?

Which ones!: There are many potential side-effects of doxycycline, but they are not common, except for photosensitivity in older people and the potential to causes erosive esophagitis, which is usually the result of taking the pill or capsule without fluids and laying down. Happened to me once. Treatable. For people with photsensitivity or esophageal reflux needing a tetracycline, we switch to minocycline. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of the antibiotic doxycycline continue after stopping?

How long do the side effects of the antibiotic doxycycline continue after stopping?

What side-effects?: Since Doxycycline has few significant side-effects it is necessary to know what you are experiencing before this question can be answered. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you take antibiotics, do you always feel the side effects?

Side effects: It depends on the antibiotic (broad spectrum or not) and some antibiotics just by the nature of their design can be more upsetting to the GI track. Please check with your md if the symptoms persist or if you get a rash or itchy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects for taking anti-biotics for a prolonged period of time: 3 months IV followed by a daily pill life long. Any remedy?

What are the side effects for taking anti-biotics for a prolonged period of time: 3 months IV followed by a daily pill life long.  Any remedy?

It depends: On why you are taking them. Certainly, resistance to antibiotics is a big problem, and being on them for an extended period of time increases the likelihood of this happening, but your physician can advise you better about the situation. ...Read more

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How long should I take antibiotics for mondors disease?

How long should I take antibiotics for mondors disease?

Mondor disease: Mondor disease is a thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins in the breast. It can be mistaken for an infection, but it's not. There is no role for antibiotics if this is truely Mondor disease. ...Read more

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