Doctor insights on:
Ketek Pak Medication
Is there any documented success with the drug ketek in combination with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?
Not strong evidence: While some may now write in their own story of success-which we would all be glad to hear-there are not human studies which back the widespread use of this combination. These medicines are sometimes used in babesiosis, lyme disease, and bartonellosis, but the jury is still out. Locate the best infectious disease doctor you can and seek their wisdom and advice first. In this example-go for the top! ...Read more
Do the drugs rocephin (ceftriaxone) and ketek (telithromycin) interact badly while taken in combination?
No: There no known significant interactions between ketolides and cephalosporins. ...Read more
Ketek: Not weird. Different people have different susceptibility. ...Read more
I took 2000mg of amoxicillin for 7 days for my sinus and it did not work. Should I consider ketek?
I was prescribed ketek for the flu but was not prescribed a painkiller. Can I safely take aspirin with it?
No: Use of Aspirin is not recommended because of the possibility of reye's syndrome. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more