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List Of Antibiotics For Pneumonia
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How appropriate is a regimen of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and azithro for rx of nosocomial pneumonia in elderly male not responding to moxifloxacin?
Not- if right dx: I would first step back and ask how the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumoina was made? There is specific criteria for the diagnosis since it implies the presence of multidrug-resisistant bacteria, for which amoxicillin-clavulanate and azithro is less effective. The combination stated seems more appropriate for coverage of community acquired/aspiration/atypical pneumonia ...Read more
Can broad spectrum antibiotics (for bladder infection) be bad for and affect effectiveness of someone taking diuretic treatment for heart failure?
Depends: In general there is little risk of interaction between the most commonly used antibiotics and the diuretics used for treatment of CHF. To get specific information the exact medications would need to be need. ...Read more
Depends.: Antibiotics not graded according to power. Akin to asking which wrench is best. Answer is the one that fits. Antibiotics are chosen and tailored to specific infections. Hundreds of different organisms can infect the lung. Antibiotics are chosen depending upon best guess of infecting organism until culture data or clinical condition causes a change to a more "powerful", i, e, appropriate antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe Lung Disease: Acute interstitial pnumonia also called hamman rich syndrome.It is rare severe lung condition that affects otherwise healthy people.There is no known cause and cure these patients are treated in ICU in hospital.And often require ventilation support , steroids are used intravenously and since it is not caused by infecton antibiotics are not usually needed.Often the condition is fatal in 60% of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The meds are usually given intravenously to assure the highest effective concentration as quick as possible. The type is guided by the suspected cause of the meningitis or cultures from the spinal fluid itself. The treatment of a meningococcal meningitis would be quite different from that of tuberculosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sputum culture: Nosocomial pneumonia most commonly are Gram negative bacteria, MRSA, fungal organisms such as Candida. Sputum cultures and sensitivities determine which antibiotics are most appropriate . But because the culture takes about 48-72 hrs , initial regimens include a second or third generation Cephalosporin plus a Quinolone. Institutions where there is prevalence of MRSA , Vancomycin is chosen. ...Read more
Is levaquin (levofloxacin) appropriate as a script for uti's. Any dangers out of the normal range?
UTI's and levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) (l) is effective in treating most uti's. You need to have a reduced dose if you have chronic kidney disease. L may rarely cause tendon damage (such as tendinitis, tendon rupture) during or after treatment. Your risk for tendon problems is greater if you are over 60 years of age. Speak to your doctor about this drug, if it is for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends.: For the average size adult without kidney or liver problems, the appropriate dose for an acute sinus infection (symptoms present for only a week or so) is 500mg twice a day for 7 to 10 days. Chronic sinusitis (infection persisting for several weeks or more) is often treated for much longer, up to 4-6 weeks of antibiotic therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UTI: It depends. If it is uncomplicated, i.e. No history of stones or hardware and no recurrence then 3-5 days. Consult your physician please! ...Read more
Daughter given very short dose of wrong type of antibiotics for scarlet fever xmas. Returned yesterday- new antibiotics- any long term health issues?
Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
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