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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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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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Can penicillin cure trich?

Can penicillin cure trich?

Nope!: According to the centers for disease control, trichomoniasis should be treated with Metronidazole or tinidazole. Penicillin will not cure trichomoniasis.
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What are side effects of penicillin?

What are side effects of penicillin?

Many: This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while taking this medication. Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching. If you notice other effects not listed. ...Read more

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Can I take penicillin for parotiditis?

Yes: That could be used, assuring it is up to date, not expired, and rx'd by a dr. Or health care provider. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be allergic to penicillin?

Is it bad to be allergic to penicillin?

Yes and No: To be allergic to a medication will restrict the use of that medication - that's the bad part. However, typically there are other medications that can be used if needed and if the one medication one os allergic to is really needed there are ways to administer that medication. ...Read more

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Can you buy penicillin via the internet?

Can you buy penicillin via the internet?

No: It is a prescription. Unless seen or discussed with a doctor (including telemedicine), you can't get it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of penicillin?

What are the side effects of penicillin?

Pretty mild: Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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What is ampicilina? Is is like penicillin?

What is ampicilina? Is is like penicillin?

Ampicllin: Ampicillin is a chemically modified form of penicillin designed so as to amplify the activity of penicillin against gram-negative organisms. It has exactly the same spectrum of activity and the antibacterially active component is identical. If you are allergic to one you are allergic to all penicillin derivatives. ...Read more

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Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Yes...but: If you have a severe toothache, any antibiotic will help...Provided you are getting a strong enough dosage. But this will only limit the time the tooth may bother you. You need to get the toothe fixed (root canal, filling or?) or get the tooth removed. If you don't and that infection returns. It will come back with greater pain and more bone destruction is quite possible. ...Read more

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Is amoxacillin more effective than penicillin?

Is amoxacillin more effective than penicillin?

No, but: Amoxicillin is usually prescribed three times a day and does not matter when you eat. Penicillin is normally prescribed orally 4 times a day an hour before you eat. So compliance is harder for penicllin and so Amoxicillin is easier to be in compliance with and thus would be more effective. ...Read more

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Can you take mebeverine and penicillin togther?

Can you take mebeverine and penicillin togther?

Drug interactions: Mebeverine is a antispasmotic and should not have any interaction with penicillin as far as I could find. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take penicillin while on duromine?

Okay to take.: Hi, Thank you for your question.

If you are not allergic to penicillin otherwise it is safe to take a temporary dose of penicillin while on Duromine.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Will penicillin that is 5 years old be effective?

Will penicillin that is 5 years old be effective?

Experation dates: Any medication especially antibiotics have expiration dates. It is always prudent to take medications prior to their expiration dates. ...Read more

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Can penicillin make you tired? I am taking 4 a day

Can penicillin make you tired? I am taking 4 a day

I highly doubt it: I have learned over the years that nothing is impossible; although penicillin is not generally know to produce that symptom. I would attribute you being tired to something else, either related to the reason why you are on antibiotics in the first place other factors, namely medical, emotional or physical. ...Read more

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How long can the side effects of penicillin last?

A day or so: It depends on what type of reactions. It usually improves once the med is stopped in a few hours or days. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are allergic to penicillin?

Testing: Careful history can still elicit whether you are truly allergic to penicillin, or if in doubt, and you really need to take the drug, very rare instance by the way, you can be tested and given the drug, but by an experienced professional, an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

Many: You need to avoid penicillin and amoxicillin plus a few related drugs but other antibiotics can usually be tolerated. Cephalosporin cross-sensitivity is possible (as much as 10%) but I have rarely seen one in my practice. The cross-sensitivity in the newer generations of cephalosporin is even rarer. ...Read more

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What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

Anything not PCN ok.: Actually the incidence of a true IgE mediated reaction to Penicillin is less than 1% of the population at large. Thankfully there are many alternatives to penicillin for treating susceptible organisms. The big question that occurs almost always is can a penicillin allergic pt be given a cephalosporin. The true incidence of real crossover sensitivity to "cephalo's" is anywhere from 0.5% to 10% ...Read more

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If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take tazocin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take tazocin?

Piperacillin/tazobac: This compound contains a penicillin derivative and if you have a documented allergy to penicillin you should never ever take this drug. ...Read more

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If I ate mouldy cheese would the penicillin cure me?

If I ate mouldy cheese would the penicillin cure me?

No: There are lots of types of molds - the one that makes penicillin is just one. The amount of penicillin is very small (too little to do anything) and penicillin is very poorly absorbed into the body from the GI track. I don't know what illness you want to treat with mold, but it won't do much for an infection. ...Read more

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What is penicillin? Why are some people allergic to it?

What is penicillin? Why are some people allergic to it?

Antimicrobial agent: No one really knows why people become allergic to this drug or any other for that matter. It attaches to a protein molecule as a hapten and the immune system confuses this resultant molecule with an invader and mounts an errant response typically reserved for parasites. Fortunately penicillin allergy may fade with time and can be demonstrated with a skin test. ...Read more

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How can penicillin eliminate symptoms of strep in two days?

How can penicillin eliminate symptoms of strep in two days?

See below: Penicillin acts by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis during cell replication. In strep. Throat the penicillin only causes a slight decrease in the length of the usually self limited iiiness but prevents suppurative complications and immune sequella ie. Rheumatic fever and possibly glomerulnephritis. With other strep. Infections it takes longer than 2 days for improvement. ...Read more

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Penicillin isn't working for my strep. What do you recommend?

strep infection: > 25% f cummunity acquired strep can be pcn resistant. Your doctor needs a culture from the infection site; the results from this culture will then show which antibiotic best kills the strep bacteria that is causing your symptoms. While taking antibiotics, it is also a good idea to take probiotics, which will help protect your gut from losing all the good bacteria wiped out by the antibiotic. ...Read more

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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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Is it common to be allergic to oral penicillins or any other drugs?

Not Common: Drug allergy is not rare, but it is not terribly common either. Many people are incorrectly diagnosed with drug allergies. You also cannot be allergic to a drug you have never taken. Some of the most common drug that people are allergic to are penicillins, sulfa drugs, and non-steroidal anti inflammatories like aspirin or ibuprofen. If you think you have a drug allergy see an allergist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for penicillin to start working for 4 year old?

How long does it take for penicillin to start working for 4 year old?

Few hours: Penicillin starts to work as long as it is absorped if given orally that is within few hours and keep working and peaks somewhere after 5 days, it is usually given for 10 days course
but it starts to work a little earlier if given by intramuscular route and immidiately if given intravenously. ...Read more