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Is Prednisone A Safe Drug To Take For A Viral Lung Infection
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Can cefalexin cause any heart problems as a side effect, i'm allergic to penicillin is this safe for me to take, taking for chest infection 1g a day?
Penicillin allergy: Cephalexin can cause any type of drug allergy symptoms like anaphylaxis, angioedema, steven johnson syndrome, bone marrow suppression, hepatitis but heart problems do not seem to be listed as an side effect. About 90% of patient with reported penicillin allergy during childhood can tolerate penicillin. If there is a true penicillin allergy, there is a 2% risk of having Cephalexin allergy. ...Read more
Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg taken for 14 days a good dosage to treat a severe acute sinus infection and will it be enough?
If I'm taking fluconazole 100mg for 10 days for a fungal infection in sinuses, is it ok to drink wine?
Probably: Check the interactions of specific meds with pharmacist. ...Read more
Yes: no problem, it will help clearing the nasal passages and open up sinuses openings, good luck ...Read more
Taking for what?: You should always be talking to the prescriber, and it depends on what kind of anti-viral drug. Are we talking Acyclovir or valcyclovir for herpes, or drugs for hepatitis c, or for hiv? Different anti-viral drugs have differing drug interactions. In general, hydrocodone does not have many drug interactions. If it is prescribed, talk to prescriber. If you don't have prescription, don't take it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Colds are almost always caused by viruses. They are self limited and do not respond to antibacterial antibiotics which should never be used. Bronchitis is likewise usually a viral infection and should not be treated with antibiotics unless severe or prolonged. If bronchitis needed antibiotic treatment Clindamycin would not be a good choice. Ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin, zithromax or Augmentin would be better. ...Read more
Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.
In general no: Doxycycline is not generally a good antibiotic for rhino-sinusitis. If there is objective evidence of a bacterial infection (documented by culture) i would always recommend a culture and sensitivity of the lateral wall of the nose, particularly, is pus is present. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in patients not allergic to penicillin or Levaquin would be my recommendations. But a culture is required to make sure. ...Read more
For what kind of lung infections would a doctor prescribe prednisone, levequine, or hycodan (hydrocodone)?
I'm taking 500 mg of Levaquin once a day for 10 days to treat acute maxillary sinus infection. Is this a strong dosage and will it be effective?
Probably OK, but...: See my reply to your other infection. If this was prescribed by your doctor, take it as directed. But don't expect miracles: as I said before, most sinusitis doesn't need antibiotics and often they don't help very much. A nasal decongestant probably is equally or more important. Good luck. ...Read more
For what kind of lung infection do doctors perscribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Many: Prednisone is a steroid. It is prescribed to reduce inflamation. Hycodan is a cough suppressant, prescribed to control cough. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic, used to kill infections. Prednisone and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are used in the lungs, but elsewhere too. Hycodan is just for cough. ...Read more
What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Pneumonia: A severe bronchitis, an asthmatic bronchitis or a pneumonia might be an indication for the drugs you have listed. The Prednisone would help with the inflammatory reaction causing wheezing and shortness of air, the Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic and the Hycodan is to help alleviate the coughing. ...Read more
Lung infection prednisone my wife has bee n on prednisone for over a year now every time here prescription runs out she goes into breathing distress .
Respiratory Distress: It appears that your wife has a severe upper respiratory inflammation which is only suppressed by systemic administration of corticosteroids. Check with pulmonologist to see if some other form of anti-inflammatory therapy could be administered or at least added to her current steroid regimen. ...Read more
I have a lung infection on meds, prednisone, flovent, ventolin, biaxin (clarithromycin) and nasonex. I have had violent coughs for 3 days my entire back and ribs hurt.
See doctor: I realize that you are already under the care of a doctor and that you may even be treated for whooping cough. If your lung function is in reasonable shape, you should ask your doctor to prescribe you a cough suppressant for a few days. If you have not had a chest x-ray or spiral chest ct, perhaps your doctor may order one since you are not getting better. Any mold or cockroach problem at home? ...Read more
Currently have a viral infection. Not taking anything but Could I take prednisone to help alleviate chest tightness and asthma?
Supervision: Prednisone is used to treat asthmatic symptoms but should never be taken without a physician's instructions or supervision as the dosage is critical As is the duration and tapering off of therapy as rebound flareups can occur as well as potential side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: It depends on the type of infection that you have. If you have no underlying lung disease than should not last longer that a week to 10 days. Now if one has pneumonia, it may last longer especially if no treatment is given. If one has TB this is very different and hard to fight. One can not specify how long this will last. Viral infections such as bronchitis will last one to three weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in both sides of upper back for 2 weeks no pain with breathing,could this be a lung infection?The painkillers that I take are not helping.
Upper back pain: This is unlikely to be pneumonia due to absence of cough,fever,chills,sweats,pain on deep breath, wheezing or shortness of breath. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Have you any history of strain from exercises, occupation, housework, posture problems,being in cold drafts? If symptoms persist consult your physician and appropriate examination and testing will be done. ...Read more
Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL safe during pregnancy? Started 5 days ago for lung infection...Period almost 4 days late which i'm often late...What do you suggest?
Please tell me how long it takes for to develop a lung infection after accidentally smoking moldy weed?
Hard to say: I am not an expert in this area, ...But i suspect a lot of weed has some mold in it....And if not smoked regularly no infection may develop. Of course avoidance is best. If you start to have a cough, fever etc, go see your dr. And be honest...They will keep your information private. ...Read more
A dr. Prescribed levofloxacin , 500, mg, i stopped taking after 5 days, that was two days ago, my kidneys are hurting both side I have COPD i take spiriva or advair for that, and had a lung infection, he told me he would prescribe some strong meds. I ask
By : By the date of this post a week has passed. I hope your issue has been resolved. If not you need to make contact with your doctor right away. If you ever feel "really worried" you must seek care right away. You could have had an adverse reaction from the Levofloxacin or even a urinary tract infection. Take care. ...Read more
Can you take prednisone and amoxcillan at the same time for a chest infection? We're prescribed for something by 2 diffrent drs?
You can but: You can take Prednisone and Amoxicillin at the same time and there is no contra indication for taking them togetjher But you did not say why you consulted two doctors.Are you being treated for two different medical condition.Prednisone is not used for chest infection and a short course is sometime recommended for inflammation and wheezing usually along with a bronchodilator via inhalation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My simple cold turned out to be a sinus and lung infection. Dr put me on azithromycin and prednisone. Delivering in 12 days will meds harm baby?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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
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