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How Long Is A Course Of Trimethoprim
depends: Person continues to be contagious as long as symptoms continue to be present. ...Read more
Is ciprofloxacin the best treatment 4 epidydimitis and how long should the course be of 500 mg 2 to be taken a day and how dangerous is ciprofloxacin?
Not the best: At your age, Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is not the best treatment. Epididymitis is usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia in young men, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) won't treat either. The treatment (after doing tests for sexually transmitted infections) is usually with Ceftriaxone plus either Azithromycin or doxycycline. ...Read more
Hi how long does tazocin antibiotic stay active in the body after the course is finished?
Piperacillin/tazobac: This combination is rapidly excreted and should be completely gone from your body within 24 hrs or less. ...Read more
Can a long does of amoxicillin cause gastritis and how long can it last after a two weeks of taking the antibiotic?
Yes: all antibiotics can cause various forms of GI upset. They also change the balance of bacteria/micro organisms in the GI tract which can cause symptoms. Often eating yogurt daily with live cultures or probiotics can be helpful in alleviating the symptoms. if this does not help after a week i would recommend talking to your primary care doctor. I would also avoid alcohol during this time. ...Read more
May not need any: The vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several weeks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help soothing cough. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Hmmm: Following single or multiple doses of piperacillin / tazobactam to healthy subjects, the plasma half-life of piperacillin and tazobactam ranged from 0.7 to 1.2 hours and was unaffected by dose or duration of infusion. The elimination half-lives of both piperacillin and tazobactam are increased with decreasing renal clearance. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for a lung infection to go? I've also just started a course of antibiotics
It depends: It all depends on what kind of lung infection you have. Something like pneumonia usually takes longer to recover from than bronchitis or a viral upper respiratory infection. If it is a bacterial infection and you just started antibiotics, i think you should start feeling better within 48-72 hours, although it may take 7-10 days for full recovery. (longer if something like pneumonia, up to 14). ...Read more
How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more
Current recomendatio: According to epocrates, the current recommendation for pid treatment in an outpatient setting is for 250mg of Ceftriaxone as a shot, along with 100mg doxycyline 2x day for 2 weeks and possibley 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day for 2 weeks. There are alternatives if you are allergic to these meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a Bacteria Chest Infection. How long. Can't tell if it's helping. What's the duration normally and is this a good antibiotic?
Appropriate : Augmenting is an appropriate antibiotic for many bacterial infections. Whether it works for your infection will depend , in part, on the susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotic, and your body's defenses. Duration of therapy may depend on the severity of infection. Your doctor can guide you. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics without prescription can have many bad effects. If prescribed for some reason discuss the alternatives, benefits and risks of long term therapy with your doctor. Sometimes depending on the condition treated the benefit outweights the risk. Sometimes its the other way around. ...Read more
Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!
Folliculitis: can be cured with antibiotics, but it can recur. It is usually due to gram positive bacteria (Staphlococci), however, if you are certain that this one is due to gram negative bacteria (by culture), then ampicillin is not the best antibiotic. The physician needs to select an antibiotic that works well for gram negative organisms ...Read more
Two answers: Azithromycin in a single 500 mg dose has a half-life of 11–14 h. When multiple doses are taken it may increase to 68 h. For a 5 day course it should be present 10 days. Biliary excretion, predominantly unchanged, is a major route of elimination. Over a week, approximately 6% of the administered dose appears unchanged in urine. Efficacy is another subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get 2nd opinion: This drug has been used but from my reading, a tetracycline is preferred as much safer. An antibiotic should never be the sole treatment for acne, and people are recommending now that courses of antibiotics not be longer than three months. The fact that you asked also raises concern in my mind about your relationship to your physician. I suggest a second opinion. Let's find what's right for you. ...Read more
I went to dr yesterday and found out I have kidney infection. How long before i start improving. I'm hurting in my stomach, back. Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ?
Pyelonephritis: As long as the bacteria causing the infection is sensitive to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you should be improving soon. If you have vomiting or unrelenting pain it is a good idea to notify your physician. Some patients who develop kidney infections require in hospital management with IV antibiotics if they are unable to tolerate the oral treatment or have progression on oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty quick: If your treating a susceptible bacterial infection you will usually see a pretty significant improvement in the first few days. Some infections of course may take longer. Ask the doc who prescribed it since i'm speaking in generalities. He or she will know better for your specific case. ...Read more
55 hours: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The half life of trimethoprim (time to elimination of half the drug) is 10 hours in healthy people. The half life of sulfamethoxazole is 11 hours in the healthy. A drug is considered eliminated 5 half lives after the last dose was taken. Therefore Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be eliminated about 55 hours after taking the last dose. ...Read more
If I took plan b and I take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will the plan b be still effective? How long to wait to take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if I took plan b Thursday morning
The plan b: should still be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): The answer can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684026.Html also, chronic use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant strains of bacteria. It can also lead to overgrowth of other types of bacteria that are not sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
How long after UTI and on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should you start feeling better?
I get insomnia from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800-160. How long after taking a pill might this impact me?
See answer: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for a drug to lose half (50%) of its pharmacologic or physiologic properties. The half-life of the two drug ingredients in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are 8 and 10 hrs. Therefore, after 5 half-lifes or 40 and 50 hrs for the 2 drugs, 97% of the drugs will be out of your system (~2 days). One would expect any related insomnia to be short? ...Read more
How long do the pain last with a UTI while taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) been taking the meds for 4 days now.?
Depends: Typically i would expect that your pain and infection should be cleared by now unless you have risk factors to make them last longer. Your infection might be resistant to the medication and you should contact your physician to have a further evaluation. ...Read more
Diagnosed with an abscess but it has not broken through the skin. Wondering how long it will take for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to start working?
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