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Doctor insights on: Penicillin And Probiotics

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I recently developed a penicillin allergy. Does this mean I need to be careful of any probiotics now as well?

I recently developed a penicillin allergy. Does this mean I need to be careful of any probiotics now as well?

Penicillin allergy: No, there is no cross-reactivity between the usual organisms contained in probiotic preparations and the drug penicillin or its derivatives. You should, however, make note of the type of reaction you experienced and transmit this information to any doctor you see for any reason. People with an allergic reaction to one agent may have a higher risk of reacting to others. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?

How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?

Diarrhea: 43 F asks: How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics? ANS: if you have C Diff diarrhea it may last until you die. See your Dr to find out what you have. Then treatment will be easier and faster. ...Read more

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If I took penicillin once and didn't get Steven Johnson syndrome could I take again m not get that or s reaction?

If I took penicillin once and didn't get Steven Johnson syndrome could I take again m not get that or s reaction?

See below: Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a "rare" and "unpredictable" reaction. An adverse drug reaction is often the cause, with antibiotics, especially sulfa drugs, being one of the classes of medications that can cause this reaction. It has been reported with penicillin (PCN). PCN allergy is often an acquired allergy, occurring after prior exposure (s) that was not associated with any adverse reaction (s). ...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?

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?

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

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Does penicillin damage kidneys?

Does penicillin damage kidneys?

Usually not: Penicillin antibiotics are not intrinsically nephrotoxic. Rare patients develop allergic interstitial nephritis from penicillins. This is characterized by fever, eosinophilia, eosinophiluria, progressive renal insufficiency and sometimes skin rash. ...Read more

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Could penicillin vk get you high?

Could penicillin vk get you high?

Not that I know: Antibiotics like pencillin generally do not have any effect on cognition. I am unaware of any psychotropic effects of pen vk. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cause an infection?

Can penicillin cause an infection?

Possibly: It's use could lead to an over-growth of yeast. ...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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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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Does Flagyl 500mg contain penicillin?

Does Flagyl 500mg contain penicillin?

Nope: Penicillin and metronidazole (Flagyl®) are entirely different antibiotics. Neither one "contains" the other. If you may have had a penicillin allergy and now have been prescribed metronidazole, you need not worry. There is no increased risk of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is there penicillin in ciprofloxacin?

Is there penicillin in ciprofloxacin?

No: Ciprofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic, totally unrelated to the penicillins. ...Read more

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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is an allergy to penicillin inherited?

Is an allergy to penicillin inherited?

Not necessarily: Having an antibiotic sensitive parent carries a 15 fold increased risk sensitivity to medications however most people who identify themselves as allergic to penicillin are actually allergic. ...Read more

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Is an allergy to penicillin inheritable?

Not likely: You may inherit a propensity to develop allergic reactions, but must be exposed to the agent to which you become allergic before you are considered penicillin allergic. ...Read more

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Are penicillin allergies usually severe?

Are penicillin allergies usually severe?

Varies: Many penicillin allergies are severe and life-threatening, but a person can have much milder reactions as well. Penicillin allergies can run the full spectrum of severity. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cause foul smelling urine?

Can penicillin cause foul smelling urine?

See below: Penicillin is excreted in the urine. It causes a distinct medicinal smell that I would not describe as foul. It smells the same way the penicillin tastes in tablet form or how it smells if you melt a tablet in water. ...Read more

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Is penicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Is penicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Meds in pregnancy: You should ask you OB about any medication use in pregnancy. Depending on your trimester some meds ar okay and some are not. Usually penicilllin is considered safe. ...Read more

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Can someone take penicillin with flecainide?

Yes: There are no known interactions between Flecainide and penicillin g or vk. ...Read more