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What're the doses for macrolide antibiotics?

What're the doses for macrolide antibiotics?

Different: There is different macrolides , each one has different dosing .. Which one u r asking about ? ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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How long does it take for antibiotics like clarithromycin and amoxicillin stay in your system for?

How long does it take for antibiotics like clarithromycin and amoxicillin stay in your system for?

Just a few days: Antibiotics typically need to be used for 7=14 days to allow your body defenses to overcome an infection. They will typically stay in your system for a few days after completing treatment. Always important to take the entire course of treatment prescribed to assure complete eradication of the infection and to prevent a resistant infection from developing. ...Read more

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I was taking the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin) but now I have developed a rash, what do I do now?

I was taking the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin) but now I have developed a rash, what do I do now?

Stop Biaxin (clarithromycin): And call your doctor. For a rash, stopping it will probably be enough. Remember that you are probably allergic to this drug in the future. Your doctor might want you to take a different drug in a different class for whatever she was treating. If you get swelling of the lips or tongue or short of breath, though, i'd go to an emergency room now! ...Read more

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What the different between broad spectrum and macrolid antibiotic? which one more strong side effects ?

What the different between broad spectrum and macrolid antibiotic?  which one more strong side effects ?

Tough comparison: Broad spectrum is a relative term. For example, the macrolides have a broader spectrum than penicillin, and the quinolones have a broader spectrum than the macrolides. A broader spectrum will kill more types of bacteria and is useful when the organism one needs to kill is not known precisely. Broader spectrum drugs will also kill more natural gut bacteria and are more likely to cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Alex is taking the antibiotic clarithromycin for strep been on it 2 days and both nights he has been having crying episodes could this be the meds?

Alex is taking the antibiotic clarithromycin for strep  been on it 2 days and both nights he has been having crying episodes could this be the meds?

Strep throat therapy: Most antibiotics are very effective vs group A Strep -the germ that causes Strep throat. Clarithromycin should be 95% effective or greater. There's a slim chance of resistance (all germs are becoming tougher to kill these days). It may be that the symptoms of pharyngitis are bothering him -so check things like fever, taking fluids etc. Or maybe some side-effects from med-clarithro can cause nausea ...Read more

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Is it true that being on clarithromycin will inhibit the enzyme responsible for breaking down MDMA? If so, will taking M be harmful on this antibiotic

Is it true that being on clarithromycin will inhibit the enzyme responsible for breaking down MDMA? If so, will taking M be harmful on this antibiotic

Taking MDMA harmful: ON any product. Over 80 kids just hauled away in ambulances at a Boston area concert for MDMA toxicity - probably "Molly," which is either higher dose/higher purity or contains some contaminants that seem especially toxic. This is really a potentially very dangerous drug, and on clarithromycin may be more so. I urge you to find healthier and less dangerous ways to have a good time. ...Read more

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Does clarithromycin antibiotic interfere with Alysena28 bcp?

Likely not, but...: It's a widely held belief that antibiotics interfere with birth control pills. However, there's evidence for this effect with only ONE antibiotic called rifampin, which you're not on. Limited study data suggest that interactions are unlikely with clarithromycin. HOWEVER, since there is a theoretical risk, better safe than sorry! You should plan to use additional contraception until your next cycle ...Read more

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Can I use an antibiotic that I have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? It is clarithromycin 250. I have had bouts of diverticulitis

Can I use an antibiotic that I have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? It is clarithromycin  250. I have had bouts of diverticulitis

Not the right Atb: Clatithromycin lacks coverage for most of the intestinal bacteria that may cause bouts of diverticulitis. Would suggest calling your PCP if there is phone coverage, visit a local Urgent Care if not too sick, or go to the local Er. ...Read more

Dr. Allan Walkey
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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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Macrolide Antibiotic (Definition)

Macrolides are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more