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Is tetracycline used for ear infections?

Is tetracycline used for ear infections?

Ear infection: Yes, tetracycline can be used for ear infections if the perceived or cultured bacterial cause may be susceptible. However, it is rarely used because most bacteria that cause ear infections are resistant to tetracycline. It is not advisable to use tetracycline on children less than 8 years old because of tooth staining. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections?

Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used PO (by mouth) or topically in the ear canal for ear infections. ...Read more

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Can oxytetracycline be used for ear infections?

Can oxytetracycline be used for ear infections?

Antibiotics: It may be but it is not a first line, or even second line medication choice for middle ear infections. More typically a penicillin like augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more

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How many days is cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken orally for ear infections in adults?

How many days is cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken orally for ear infections in adults?

Varies w severity: Oral Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) depending on severity of any infection, can very in length from usually 5-14 days. That being said, 7 days is usually adequate for most ear infections, as overuse of any antibiotic can eventually lead to future bacterial resistance, which in the flouroquinolone class is becoming more prevalent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Please read: Acetazolamide, sold under the trade name diamox, (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat glaucoma, epileptic seizures, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), altitude sickness, cystinuria, periodic paralysis, central sleep apnea and dural ectasia. ...Read more

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Is ofloxacin ophthalmic solution USP used for ear infections?

Is ofloxacin ophthalmic solution USP used for ear infections?

While: ophthalmic solution might be substituted there is an otic solution that is designed for some types of ear infections. Ofloxacin otic may be used for treatment of Otitis Externa, Acute Otitis Media in children with tympanostomy tubes and Chronic Supporative Otitis Media with perforated Ear drum (with susceptible microorganisms). ...Read more

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Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read more

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Is cefaclor used to treat ear pain?

Is cefaclor used to treat ear pain?

Ear infection: Cefaclor (brand name ceclor) is commonly used to treat middle ear infections (those that occur behind the ear drum). There are many causes of pain in the ear that are not related to infection - especially throat, jaw, dental and sinus problems - and many of these will not respond to Ceclor or other antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Yes : It is not the only antibiotic used for bladder infections and can be used for other infections not involving the bladder. Self treating should be avoided. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?

I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?

It likely caused it.: Levofloxacin in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only kills bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the very antibiotic you think could be used, is likely what contributed to the cause of your infection. I would recommend a dose of Fluconazole (diflucan) 150mg by mouth. ...Read more

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Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection ?

Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection ?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole is not typically used for ear infections. First line treatment is usually amoxicillin, however some patients respond better to amoxicillin/clavulonate, or a cephalosporin. Antibiotic allergy must also be considered when choosing, but Metronidazole is usually not among the choices. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil used to treat a UTI or kidney infection?

Is cefuroxime axetil used to treat a UTI or kidney infection?

It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sensitivity' to cefuroxime, then it is a good choice. It is frequently used for respiratory infections, and can be used for uti's as well, but i would like to see a culture result to be sure it is adequate. ...Read more

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Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to levofloxaci/ofloxacin but it has not been recommended for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin used for yeast infections in babies?

Is mupirocin used for yeast infections in babies?

no: This is an antibacterial agent.It has little or no effect on a yeast. ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) uswd for a tooth infection?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) uswd for a tooth infection?

Can be: But there are many other antibiotics that would be be the drugs of choice first. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more