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Doctor insights on: Medication For Diverticulitis Infection

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

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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Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic for a severe acute sinus infection?

Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic for a severe acute sinus infection?

OK, not first line.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will likely do an OK job on most sinus infections. There are other medications that are considered "first choices"-- amoxicillin, levofloxicin, doxycycline. There is quite a bit of resistance to some medication. Thus, if you are not responding after 5 days or so, or if you are getting worse, let your doctor know ...Read more

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Have a uti. Which antibiotic is safest for heart patients? Bactrum or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Have a uti. Which antibiotic is safest for heart patients? Bactrum or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Both: They're both safe for heart patients. If you request the generic form, both are very inexpensive. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic should I take for urinary tract infection?

Which antibiotic should I take for urinary tract infection?

Not an issue for : Self treatment. Please see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Not best choice: Flagyl does not treat the most common bacterium causing utis in women (e. Coli) so check with your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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What medicine should be prescribe for bacterial vaginitis infections?

What medicine should be prescribe for bacterial vaginitis infections?

A few options: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a ph balance problem in the vagina. It is most commonly treated by Metronidazole orally, Clindamycin orally, Metronidazole vaginally or tindamax orally. It can also be treated with vaginal boric acid suppositories. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...Read more

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Is fluconazole an effective treatment for diverticulitis?

Is fluconazole an effective treatment for diverticulitis?

Not: By itself. Fluconozole is used as a treatment for a yeast (candida) infection. Diverticulitis treatment needs proper broad spectrum coverage for intestinal bacteria (gram negatives & anaerobes). ...Read more

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Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to levofloxaci/ofloxacin but it has not been recommended for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is sulfameth a treatment for urinary track infection?

Yes: Although most of the u.T.I. Are caused by sensitive to sulfa bacteria. It is better to do a urine culture to find out the sensitive to which aantibiotic. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

No: Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control. However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are prescribed for kidney infection?

What antibiotics are prescribed for kidney infection?

Depends: The best antibiotic for a urinary tract infection is based on the result of a culture and sensitivity testing of the urine. Empiric treatment is usually started with Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while awaiting culture results. Culture and sensitivity take about two days. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

No: No, but since they both have good (and somewhat overlapping) spectrums of activity, you likely will not need two antibiotics at the same time. Consider at least culturing your uti, especially if you are prone to recurrent infections - it may help identify a source...... ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for treating a kidney infection?

Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin can be effective in treatment of some cases of Cystitis & Pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Is Ampiclox for treating yeast infection or uti?

Ampiclox: This combination of Ampicillin and cloxacillin is generally not available in the usa. It will not be effective in treating yeast infections at all, but could theoretically be used to treat uti. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more