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Is Amoxicillin Better For Bladder Infection Than Bactrim
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Neither: Usually a vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis - bv) is better treated with an antibiotic with anaerobic coverage (common vaginal bacteria). Flagyl (metronidazole) or Clindamycin in pill or vaginal cream form works better. Azithromycin is more commonly used to treat chlamydia. Amoxicillin is better for streptococcus or gram positive bacteria. I hope that helps. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...Read more
Bladder infection: The best way to determine the best antibiotic for a bladder infection is to have a sterile urine specimen sent to the lab to see what kind of bacteria is present and which antibiotics will kill that specific organism- the test is called a urine culture and sensitivity. ...Read more
Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
No: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is moe active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...Read more
Cloxacillin: Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to Amoxicillin while depending on the local amount of mrsa, cloxacillin will be active against 60-70% of s.Aureus. All MRSA will be resistant to both these drugs. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read more
Is there any better antibiotic rather than azithromycin for chlamydia treatment?Doc can't manage this infection after 6 month azithromycin treatment.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin)??: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually not the antibiotic of choice for a tooth infection, but rather more serious systemic infection. Amoxicillin, clindamycin, Augmentin are much more common for tooth infection. Question the prescriber about choice and duration. Antibiotic will not alone cure a tooth infection, treatment such as root canal or extraction of the tooth will usually be necessary for complete healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
7 months of bladder infections. Taken k flex, amoxicillin, penicillin, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) now on Macrobid for 17 days CAT scan x rays ultrasound normal help?
Too many; c a Urolog: At your age, I think that's too many bladder infections. Something underlies these recurrent infections: something that antibiotics alone can't fix. While the CT scan & imaging test show that u (or some1) is concerned, they r the wrong tests. What u need is a cystoscopy by a Urologist (looking @bladder with a scope). If it's neg, a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) wd be the type of CT scan to get. ...Read more
If im alergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Unacyn can I take amoxicillin for a bladder infection?
Neither: Actually, the most recent advice from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is that antibiotics be restricted for simple sinusitis. There are some criteria to start antibiotics, such as symptoms greater than 10 days, high severity, etc. It's best however to have all this guided by a physician. You should be monitored while on therapy - I wouldn't just take what you have on the shelf. ...Read more
I have uncomplicated UTI. Some bladder wall inflammation. Waiting to see urologist. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) makes me sick. Will amoxicillin work? Urine clear
Have a periodontal tooth abscess. Can I take amoxicillin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) together to clear the infection until I can have the tooth extracted?
Antibiotics: I strongly recommend that you see a dentist first, have the tooth examined, determine the proper course of treatment, and then take the correct antibiotics. Certain infections require immediate intervention, not just pills. You'll heal faster and be better off in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a tooth infection amoxicillin his upsetting my stomach and I have Crohns disease can Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used instead?
Can i take amoxicillin for a skin staph infection ? Went to the hospital and they gave me the generic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and i was shaking from it they told me to stop taking it and go to doctors . But i don't have a doctor.
Won't work: The penicillin derivatives like amoxicillin hasn't worked with most skin infection causing staph since the 1950's. They were one of the first germs to become resistant to penicillin after its introduction. If you are having a reaction to the Bactrim you need to be seen by a local doc & have this documented. A change to a different med based on your past history would be needed. Go to urgent care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and amoxicillin together? Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal iam 19yo male
Usually Yes: It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I effectively take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for staph and Amoxicillan for sinus infection at the same time?
Yes but unnecessary: There are few bacteria (in the sinus or anywhere else) treated with amoxicillin that are not equally well treated with sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim). And taking both will increase the risk of side effects, especially diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Probably OK to stop the amoxicillin, but first check with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm on longterm abx for severe bladder wall infection, been prescription amoxicillin 1g 3x a day - is 6 hours apart each dose ok?
I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I feel like I have a bladder infection. Is that possible?
Is 1g three times a day of amoxicillin safe to take for a severe bladder wall infection? Just seems like a high dose?
Safe to take: Is a higher dose but will not hurt you. ...Read more
Can amoxicillin cause dehydration and kidney infection or bladder infection or uti and constipation and stomach pain?
No: Amoxicillin may be given to a sick person that has or develops one or more of these issues but it does not cause them. Dehydration is caused by inadequate fluid intake. Infections are caused by germs. Constipation or stomach pain are vague symptoms with many possible causes but I put amoxicillin on the bottom of any such list. ...Read more
I am two days late but I am taking bactrim (for cellulitis) and cipro (ciprofloxacin) (for bladder infection). I took a test but it was negative. ?
Pregnancy?: First, if you are taking Bactrim you probably do not need to be on Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin unless you had a urine culture showing an organism resistant to the bactrim. Secondly, you do not want to be on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if pregnant. There are no immediate known contraindications to Bactrim for pregnant humans in the first trimester. Last, you may be pregnant and not yet have a positive test. ...Read more
Hi I have a bladder infection. And was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS it's the second day I'm still in pain and bleeding is this normal?
I have had a bad sinus infection for weeks. i was put on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). then I developed a bladder infection so I was switched to Bactrim. then put on doxy?
Clarify the question: To be put on antibiotics for prolonged periods is not ideal but necessary if medical condition demands it. Hope you feel better to get some antibiotic-free time to enjoy life! ...Read more
Does anybody know what i can take beside bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) because of bladder infection and not able to sleep with urgency?
Prescribed bactrim for bladder infection, had a bad reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) before. I do have a B12 deficiency. Pain is getting worse, I am taking d-mannose?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good: You have a bladder infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a good antibiotic for this. You will take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a short duration. It should be ok. You have B12 deficiency. Your duration for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is short. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
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