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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Penicillin Vk (Definition)

This is a broad spectrum antibiotic used ...Read more


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Is pen vk 500 mg ok to take if allergic to sulfa drugs?

Yes: Pencillin is a complete different class of drug than sulfa drugs. There is no clinically relevant cross-reactivity. ...Read more

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Is a shisha pen safe to use?

Is a shisha pen safe to use?

No one knows: There haven't been any long term studies into the possible damage done by e-cigarettes. The general consensus by the medical community is, if you don't smoke, don't start "vaping". If you are a smoker and are looking for something less toxic than cigarettes, then a shisha pen would be a safer alternative, with the long term goal being to quit using the shisha pen once off the nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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Safe to mix penicillin vk and food?

Safe to mix penicillin vk and food?

Penicillin: It is preferred to take penvk on an empty stomach for better absorption. However, if it causes abdominal discomfort, it can be taken with food and it will still be as effective. ...Read more

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Wy does invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) state "do not administer with dextrose"?

Wy does invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) state "do not administer with dextrose"?

Causes instability: Ertapenem (invanz) molecule becomes "unstable" in sugar solutions (mannitol, dextrose, etc.). Therefore, all the drug labels specifically point out to not infuse with dextrose. ...Read more

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What is penicillin vk 500 used for?

What is penicillin vk 500 used for?

Dental Infections: While pen vk is not used very often in medicine anymore, it is used in dentistry all the time because it is one of the most effective antibiotics for dental infections. ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more

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Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem): It probably reacts with dextrose, therefore recommended with normal saline. ...Read more

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What amount does a copic, unipen, (nafcillin) or a sakura micron pen costs?

What amount does a copic, unipen, (nafcillin) or a sakura micron pen costs?

Healthtap: Healthtap is a website for medical education - we do not provide information about Art Supplies. ...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

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Will penicillin vk 500mg tablets treat an ear infection?

Will penicillin vk 500mg tablets treat an ear infection?

Unlikely: With a large proportion of s. Pneumonii (most common bacteria causing middle ear infection) becoming resistant to penicillin, the mainstay of antibiotics treatment for "ear infection" is currently a high dose of amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you do have a dental infection will not fix the tooth. You still need to see a dentist for care, so the sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more

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What is the best way to use an insulin pen (novorapid (insulin aspart) novolet)?

What is the best way to use an insulin pen (novorapid (insulin aspart) novolet)?

Carefull: Novolet is the first prefilled and disposable pen available meaning youvare done with it you throw it away, it implies that it filled with nph insulin. Novorapid (insulin aspart) on the other hand is a brand of fast acting Insulin that comes in cartriges that can go on the novopen which is a refillable pen(you do not toss it you change the cartrige. The first one is slow acting Insulin the second fast. Like apple. ...Read more

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Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]

Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]

N95 mask: I don't know the answer. But an important advise, make sure the n95 mask is fit for you size. There a method to get measured, otherwise you may not be protected. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use lantus (insulin glargine) and humalin r together?

Is it ok to use lantus (insulin glargine) and humalin r together?

Well : Not usually. But there are exeption to the rule. We can't really comment on this b/c we dont have your information. ...Read more

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What is the oral equivalent for ceftriaxone 250 mg im?

What is the oral equivalent for ceftriaxone 250 mg im?

None for GC: It sounds like you're asking about treatment of gonorrhea. If so, there is no oral equivalent. Because of drug resistance, we can no longer use oral quinolones or cephalosporins to treat gonorrhea, and if things keep going the way they're going, we may soon see untreatable gonorrhea, or gonorrhea that requires intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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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