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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more


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I'm taking Penicillin and I have nausea. I guess this is common, when you take Penicillin?

I'm taking Penicillin and I have nausea. I guess this is common, when you take Penicillin?

GI side effects PCN: Gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or cramps, and diarrhea are some of the well known side effects from penicillin. Taking the medication with food can help reduce or eliminate them. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50g sertraline with 250mg of penicillin, is this why i'm having spaced out and nausea and anxious feelings?

I'm taking 50g sertraline with 250mg of penicillin, is this why i'm having spaced out and nausea and anxious feelings?

Maybe: There's usually no interaction between zoloft (sertraline) and penicillin. Unless the zoloft (sertraline) is new for you, i would not expect it to related to your complaints. Certainly the penicillin or the infection you're being treated for could be related to your complaints. Please contact the prescribing physician for clarification. ...Read more

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Can 2000mg of penicillin a day cause very bad tummy ache and nausea ?

Can 2000mg of penicillin a day cause very bad tummy ache and nausea ?

Yes: GI upset is not uncommon with antibiotics. You could consider taking probiotics products like kefir - which is inexpensive and readily available in most markets. You can also consider more expensive products like Bio-K which you can find in certain nutrition stores. Try to take the refrigerated formulatoin since they tend to contain higher live bacteria count. Twice a day with meals should do. ...Read more

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I had strep throat last week and was on penicillin for 10 days. now I feel fatigue, headache, feverish, a little sore throat & nausea. ?

I had strep throat last week and was on penicillin for 10 days. now I feel fatigue, headache, feverish, a little sore throat & nausea. ?

Sounds new: Your symptoms seem to be related to a new illness. You should see your doc because although it is likely a new onset viral syndrome, you may be experiencing a complication of the bacterial illness for which you were just treated. A good diagnosis will require thorough history with many questions and perhaps some testing. Don't delay too long, especially if you're progressively worsening! ...Read more

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Can penicillin v cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal pain? I take penicillin v for my tonsillitis but i feel sick in my belly. Thanks!

Can penicillin v cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal pain? I take penicillin v for my tonsillitis but i feel sick in my belly. Thanks!

Possibly: You may be having an adverse reaction to the pen v or you may be taking pen vk which contains potassium to which some are very sensitive. Or you may be experiencing changes in intestinal flora secondary to antibiotics. Since you are not likely to be taking this for more than 10 days, if it continues see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Day 2 of 10mL penicillin for mild tonsillitis which may have been viral, and I feel sick to my stomach. Persistent diarrhea, vomiting. Can I stop?

Day 2 of 10mL penicillin for mild tonsillitis which may have been viral, and I feel sick to my stomach. Persistent diarrhea, vomiting. Can I stop?

You should consult: with the doctor who prescribed the penicillin. But if you are vomiting, the drug is probably not getting into your system anyway. You need to be treated for the diarrhea and vomiting more urgently rather than mild tonsillitis. ...Read more

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I was given penicillin vk 500mg for strep throat , i'm on day 4 of 14 for treatment &i have been experiencing neusea today, could it be the penicillin?

I was given penicillin vk 500mg for strep throat , i'm on day 4 of 14 for treatment &i have been experiencing neusea today, could it be the penicillin?

Could be!: Most antibiotics can cause some nausea and stomach upset. I would recommend taking the penicillin with food or milk next dose. If the nausea persists, talk with your doctor and he/ she may want to prescribe a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Throat pain for over a month, been talking penicillin for a week with no improvement. Swollen glands on left side of neck. I don't feel sick. Help!

Throat pain for over a month, been talking penicillin for a week with no improvement. Swollen glands on left side of neck. I don't feel sick. Help!

Viral pharyngitis: With throat pain and swollen glands one wants to be sure there is bacterial and not viral infection. If penicillin isn't working and WBC normal use warm gargle with peroxide. Antibiotics induce MRSA as a possible side effect of unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Warm soaks also applied to neck nodes. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...Read more

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If you took 3 penicillin would you be oka or would you overdose ?

If you took 3 penicillin would you be oka or would you overdose
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OK: Thankfully, if you took 3 penicillin you don't need to go to the ER or call poison control. Depending on the strength of penicillin, sometimes it is dosed to take 4 times a day (not all at once), but if you accidentally took them all at once you still won't "overdose" - might get a stomach ache or diarrhea, but no OD. Still, always take your meds as prescribed!!! ...Read more

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Is azythromycin like penicillin?

No: It is a completely different class of antibiotics. Azithromycin is a macrolide. So if you're allergic to penicillins only, you can take azithromycin. ...Read more

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What can penicillin do with mvp?

What can penicillin do with mvp?

MVP: Pcn used to be used as a prophylactic anti biotic for mvp to prevent SBE . How ever present recommendations are that there is no need for anti biotic prophylaxis for simple mvp and as such pcn usage for mvp has been discontinued. ...Read more