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Please describe the medication: ketek?

Please describe the medication: ketek?

Treats pneumonia: This is used to treat pneumonia of mild ot moderate severity, it is a derivitive of erythromycin. There has been controversy regarding its clinical trials and its on labe use ahs been restricted to treat pneumonia only. ...Read more

Ketek (Definition)

It is an antibiotic related chemically to the "macrolids" or like erythromycin. It was commonly used for community aquired ...Read more


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Is there any documented success with the drug ketek in combination with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

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

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What is the definition or description of: ketek?

What is the definition or description of: ketek?

It is an antibiotic: It is an antibiotic related chemically to the "macrolids" or like erythromycin. It was commonly used for community aquired pneumonia among other infections. ...Read more

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What are the side effects/risks of ketek?

What are the side effects/risks of ketek?

Ketek: Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, disturbances of taste. Less common are palpitations, blurred vision, rashes. Rarely, liver damage. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ketek antibiotics?

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What are the side effects of ketek antibiotics?

Ketek: Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, disturbances of taste. Less common are palpitations, blurred vision, rashes. Rarely, liver damage. ...Read more

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Can I take Paxil (paroxetine) cr and ketek at the same time?

Can I take Paxil (paroxetine) cr and ketek at the same time?

Ketek: Other than added stomach upset, nausea & headaches, no other negative interactions between Paxil (paroxetine) & the antibiotic ketek. ...Read more

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Can ketek make your tongue taste nasty and bleed?

Can ketek make your tongue taste nasty and bleed?

Visit your Dentist: A quick visit to the dentist can determine the cause and determine the course of treatment. ...Read more

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I took 2000mg of amoxicillin for 7 days for my sinus and it did not work. Should I consider ketek?

I took 2000mg of amoxicillin for 7 days for my sinus and it did not work. Should I consider ketek?

Ketec?: I'm not sure what ketec is? The Amoxicillin was the appropriate first line medication. If it was not effective, another antibiotic may be in order. The choices would be Azithromycin (z-pack), a cephalosporin or maybe a tetracycline family of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both ketek and tequin (gatifloxacin) at the same time?

Is it safe to take both ketek and tequin (gatifloxacin) at the same time?

Ketek/Tequin: Tequin (gatifloxacin) has black box warning re. Diabetes & liver damage potential. Ketek has same warning re. Effect on liver. Not sure why u would combine 2 antibiotics, but please discuss with your doc. First. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

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

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

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

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

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

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Nausea: Nauzene is used to treat nausea. It is a combination of dextrose; fructose; phosphoric acid. Though it is a rather safe drug, your need for a drug for nausea (i assume it is chronic) should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more