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Difference between first and second generation antihistamines? Why are 1st generation considered nonsedating?

Difference between first and second generation antihistamines? Why are 1st generation considered nonsedating?

Sedation: 1st generation are sedating because many people, up to 40%, get sleepy when taking them. 2nd generation antihistamines are chemically modified and are less likely to cause sedation. The generics of the less sedating are cetirizine, fexafenadine, and loratidine. They cause sedation in some people, up to 11%, but much less than the older drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cefoxitin (Definition)

Cefoxitin is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good  medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a first generation antihistamine like chlorpheniramine and second generation antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine)?

Whats the difference between a first generation antihistamine like chlorpheniramine and second generation antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine)?

1st and second: First generation antihistamines are sedating and short acting and have usually other properties such as anticholinergic or drying properties. Second generation antihistamines are long aciting, usually dosed once a day, and are less or non sedating and selective antihistamines with less active properties on other receptors. ...Read more

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What is the difference between third hiv generation and fourth generation hiv test ?

What is the difference between third hiv generation and fourth generation hiv test ?

Antibody +/- antigen: Third generation tests only for antibody to HIV, i.e. the body's immune reaction to the virus. It can become positive as soon as 2 weeks after infection and conclusive ty 6-8 weeks. Fourth generation is a test for antibody and p24 antigen, part of the virus itself. 4th gen often is positive as soon as 10-14 days and is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more. 4th gen is usually the best option. ...Read more

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Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?

Not usually: I'm not sure where you are, but in most of the world's countries these drugs are not recommended and would not be used to treat PID. They are of uncertain activity against gonorrhea and definitely will not treat chlamydia. Try to find an infectious diseases or STD expert to advise on treatment. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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HIV1/2 P24 ab/ag 4th generation combo test, is it conclusive after 25 days of exposure?

HIV1/2 P24 ab/ag 4th generation combo test, is it conclusive after 25 days of exposure?

Probably yes: Officially, that test is conclusive at 28 days. It's probably conclusive at 25 days, but to be absolutely certain, have another test in a week or so. ...Read more

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Suspected non chlamydial NGU (male). Got 1g azithromycin & 3g Fosfomycin trometamol as one time dose. Is this common combination & safe?

Suspected non chlamydial NGU (male). Got 1g azithromycin & 3g Fosfomycin trometamol as one time dose. Is this common combination & safe?

Yes, but...: See my reply to your question on the ASHA STD forum. Probably you do not have NGU and I don't expect these antibiotics to make any difference in your symptoms. But it's probably safe. ...Read more

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Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more

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Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Sinusitis: Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway. Personally, i recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck. ...Read more

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Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Yes: Macrolide antibiotics like ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) will be safe. But if your allergic reaction was some time ago, you may want to consider seeing an allergist for pcn testing. Skin testing is now very accurate. You may have outgrown your pcn allergy, or may have even been misdiagnosed, which happens often. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Mefoxin (Definition)

Mefoxin is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Definition)

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