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Intravenous Antibiotics Side Effects
Antibiotic SE's: If you have any serious side effects, please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more
I am experience extreme side effects while on the antibiotic omnicef (cefdinir). What should I do?
Stop it call doctor: Stop it and call your doctor now. ...Read more
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?
Nitrofuran: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/nitrofurantoin-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Possiby: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a blood product collected from donations from hundreds of individuals, so there is the theoretical possibility of typical transfusion problems i.e. Infection, reaction etc. In the U.S. However production of this product is so controlled and processing involves, detergent washing and treating the product, so it is less likely to cause problems. ...Read more
If no recent antibiotics that is clear.
Both can cause diarrhea. ...Read more
Pseudomembranous: Colitis caused by c. Difficile is usually more severe than diarrhea caused by antibiotic side effect and does not go away when you stop the medication. To be sure, you need to have your stool tested for c. Difficile, if your diarrhea persists or abdominal pain, fever, or bloody diarrhea occurs. ...Read more
Keflex side effects: Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic. This antibiotic can commonly cause gastrointestinal side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and sometimes, headaches. Serious side effects include anaphylactic reactions, decrease in blood cells and liver disease. ...Read more
Cefuroxime SE's: Common: diarrhea/nausea/vomiting; vaginitis; elevated liver enzymes, diaper rash; impaired kidneys; anemia; jarisch-herxheimer rxn. Serious: severe allergic rxns; kidney damage; decreased blood cell elements (rbc's, wbc's, platelets, etc); seizures; clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. ...Read more
I m 25 yo male and I m getting white hairs on head. Can it be side effects of antibiotic? How can we stop to get white hairs?
No way: Are you talking about gray hairs or white hairs? If they are gray hairs they are usually hereditary and you cannot prevent the formation of them. If you have a patch of white hair this is called poliosis and if that is the case I would see a dermatologist ...Read more
Talk to pharmacist.: Side effects of Rifampin include confusion, dizziness, abdominal pain, bruising, bleeding, hostility, palpitations, increased blood pressure, trouble breathing, dark colored urine ; light colored stools. See your pharmacist for a more complete, comprehensive overview of the posssible side effects of this and any med. ...Read more
What is the safest antibiotic that has the least side effects, allergic reactions, and potential to damage organs like the liver?
Depends: The commonly used antibiotics do not cause organ damage but the dose may need be adjusted if the particular organ has been impaired. There is no drug (or food) which is 100% safe but generally speaking those in the macrolide group (Z pak (azithromycin) etc) have the lowest side effect profile even though erythromycin may cause GI upset in a small % of people. ...Read more
Is a 3 day course of amoxicillin sufficient for e choli uti? I read 3 days of antibiotic are enough and reduces side effects.
Yes: Most organisms that causeUTI respond well to antibiotics. 3 day course is the recommended length of treatment with use of appropriate antibiotics. Keep hydrated to reduce the risk of developing UTI. Good health. ...Read more
Is there another antibiotic equivalent to flagyl? I have had some pretty overwhelming side effects to it before. My dentist didn't seem concerned.
Possibly other meds:
Flagyl is a potent antibiotic. It is not commonly used for most dental infections. It can be an alternative especially for an allergy to penicillin or other antibiotics. Most antibiotics have numerous side effects. Flagyl is particularly troublesome with any alcoholic beverages. You should talk directly with dentist about your apprehensions.
I am about to be prescribed steroids for my epididymitus. No antibiotic has worked. Is this a smart decision? What are the possible side effects?
Yes: Depends on how much you swallowed. The topicals are at a much higher strength and cause significant problems if swallowed. ...Read more
What the different between broad spectrum and macrolid antibiotic? Which one more strong side effects?
Tough comparison: Broad spectrum is a relative term. For example, the macrolides have a broader spectrum than penicillin, and the quinolones have a broader spectrum than the macrolides. A broader spectrum will kill more types of bacteria and is useful when the organism one needs to kill is not known precisely. Broader spectrum drugs will also kill more natural gut bacteria and are more likely to cause diarrhea. ...Read more
What are the benefits/side effects of oral iron vs intravenous iron? My hematologist wants to start me on intravenous iron.
No difference: There is no difference in efficacy betweein oral and IV iron. However, there is 1005 absorption of IV iron and it bypasses all the GI issues of oral iron ...Read more
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
I stopped taking metronidazole about a week ago 3days 500mg. Still have side effects that started when I took the antibiotic. How long could this last.
Hopefully,: Just a few more days. What side effects are you having?? ...Read more
I'm quitting antibiotic cefadroxil 2 day early from a cold which prob was virus. Too many side effects and no help. Am I creating superbugs?
Depends: If you take any medication that is giving you a lot of side effects, even if it is helping, you should stop the medication and report the side effects and that you have stopped the medication immediately to your MD. As to stopping an antibiotic early, usually if you take for at least 5 days, you will probably not be creating super bugs. Don't forget to tell your MD you stopped the med and why. ...Read more
I was prescribed 500mg of Cephalexin for a small cut on my toe. I read the side effects of this antibiotic and I am weary about taking it 4 X a day.
I would be too. Call the physician, and ask if you can reduce the script by half. Say 500mg. 2 X a day.
There is nothing wrong with asking questions when you have concerns. Remember to keep the wound clean and watch for wound improvement. ...Read more
Should I stop taking amoxicillin if I get heart palpitations? How safe is this antibiotic? How rare are side effects to it?
No: Amoxicillij is a relatively safe medication. This being the cause for you palpitations is unlikely ...Read more