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Overdose On Antibiotics Symptoms
It depends: There are as many answers to this question as there are antibiotics. Many are not particularly harmful if you get a slightly higher-than-recommended amount. However, they can cause serious problems. They can affect your liver or kidneys, or interfere with other medicines, for example. An excellent resource for overdose questions of any kind is the poison control center at 1 (800)222-1222. ...Read more
I think you meant to: Say for symptoms to "disappear". And if that was the case, then one would expect to have the antibiotic produce noticeable effects on average in 1-3 days. However, having said that, while some simple infections may resolve within days, some serious infections, especially in medically compromised individuals may take much longer, if at all. There are just too many variables that come into play. ...Read more
When to retest after clymydia ans 1 dose of antibiotics 500mg X2. Still have some symptoms 5 days later?
Give it more time: The treatment you had (azithromcyin 1 gram) is highly effective. It often takes a week or more for symptoms to clear entirely. If you still have discharge after about 10 days, recheck with the doctor or clinic treating you. If symptoms clear up, retesting is advised after 3-4 months, mostly to detect reinfection, but sometimes to diagnose uncommon treatment failures. ...Read more
Can you stop your antibiotics before they all gone if all your symptoms are gone? I heard it from dr. Oz shows that this is a new theory.
I took three different antibiotics today. One early afternoon. The other two, took it all together tonight. Am I on the edge of overdosing myself?
Overdose: Occassionally multiple medications are prescribed to treat disease or medical conditions. Medications should be taken only as prescribed by a qualified physician to avoid adverse effects. If a particular regimen was recommended, and taken as advised, benefit likely outweighs risk. People should never take medication that is expired or wasn't prescibed to them to avoid complications and toxicity ...Read more
Cystitis: Cystitis is marked by urinary frequency and urgency, as well as lower abdominal cramping pain. Although cystoscope usually shows lesions on the bladder wall, there is no real evidence that cystitis is an infection. Under those circumstances, antibiotics may not be necessary and/or useful. However, antibiotics are often prescribed if there is a presumption of infection. Seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more
Continued infection: If you are infected with a bacterium that is resistant to the antibiotics you are taking, your infection may not improve. Depending on the type and location of your infection, cultures may be needed to pinpoint the specific organism. The lab can then run a sensitivity test to see which anitbiotics are effective. ...Read more
Variable: If the prostatitis is due to bacterial infection, proper antibiotic treatment should relieve symptoms in a matter of days. However in most cases the cause of prostatic inflammation is not known and antibiotics are not helpful. Unfortunately, prostatitis may be chronic or remitting and relapsing. ...Read more
Sibo: Please specify what you mean by "sibo" symptoms/. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Parotitis and given antibiotics, I am now on my 3 different medicine and my symptoms have not improved?
Child prescribed antibiotics for congestion he has had for 3 weeks, no other symptoms, does he truly need an antibiotic for this? Conflicted
Not for congestion: You may have some paperwork that lists a diagnosis from the visit. I don't use abx for congestion, but I was not there. If the doc found a sinus or chest infection I would. ...Read more
I've recently started having chronic utis. Antibiotics aren't working and I'm not having any symptoms. Could there be an underlying issue?
Recurrent UTI: "Chronic" UTIs without symptoms should mean 2 or more urine cultures showing the same bacteria that didn't clear or came back soon after treatment with an antibiotic tested and known to be active against that bacteria. If so, at age 33 an underlying problem is a good bet, e.g. kidney stone, bladder diverticulum, and others. Talk to doctor; maybe referral to infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more
Been diagnosed for prostatis for 1-2 years ago. Haven't been suffering since then. Now last days, the symptoms came back? What can I do? Antibiotics again?
May be antibiotics: Yes you may need another course of antibiotics. I suggest you get it checked by your doctor or urologist to confirm the diagnosis and get a culture of prostatic fluid and ironed test. And if indicated you may need appropriate antibiotics for 30days ...Read more
Probably not: Anything is possible, but I never heard of a Nitrofurantoin overdose - side effects- yes, lethal overdose- no. ...Read more
Antibiotic allergy: Antibiotic allergies can clear up in a day or last up to six months. Fortunately, most resolve relatively quickly, over a few days. We do not yet know why some persist for a long time and require strong medications like oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) in order to settle down. ...Read more
Varies: Depands on 1/2 life and can be lnger. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sibo 10 days of xifaxin felt great. Symptoms returned day after finishing antibiotics.
They say sibo can be hard to treat, but it can be done. Other causes than the bacteria killed can remain - do let the doctor keep searching. Thyroid function tests might be an idea, etc. Here's info that may start your search: http://www. Endfatigue. Com/articles/article_sibo. Html
good luck. ...Read more