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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 I crush penicillin tablets after tooth extraction?

Can I crush penicillin tablets after tooth extraction?

If tablet yes: But if in capsule form, just separate out the capsule parts and pour out the powder. ...Read more

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How do penicillin tablets cause hair loss?

How do penicillin tablets cause hair loss?

Hair loss: I have gone on-line to see if there is any link between penicillin tablets and hair loss. I could find nothing to suggest a link. In my opinion the best group to address your hair loss would be Dermatologists. ...Read more

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Why do I have to take penicillin vk tablets before food?

Why do I have to take penicillin vk tablets before food?

Penicillin: Some medications are absorbed better in the absence of food and such is the case for penicillins. ...Read more

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My friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, What is going to happen to them and how can I help?

My friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, What is going to happen to them and how can I help?

Little if any harm: Penicillin is one of the most nontoxic drugs that exists. It is almost impossible to take enough to cause serious harm. Your friend probably will have some abdominal cramping and may diarrhea for a day or two. That's all. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, what will happen and what should I do?

Call Poison Control: At 1-800-222-1222. Even if this will not physically endanger your friend's life, an overdose should be taken seriously. Recommend that your friend be seen at the emergency room. ...Read more

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Do penicillin vk tablets work for tooth aches?

Do penicillin vk tablets work for tooth aches?

Possible: The penicillin tablets usually controls the tooth infection with some resolution. As a result the pain from the tooth subsides. A strong pain medication usually should take the tooth ache away. ...Read more

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Hello have tonsillitis and have been put on penicillin two tablets four times daily without food, my urine is a florecent. Yellow is this normal?

Hello have tonsillitis and have been put on penicillin two tablets four times daily without food, my urine is a florecent. Yellow is this normal?

Don't worry: You might even smell the antibiotic in your urine. The color is usually related to your level of hydration. The clearer the better. If you are fighting an infection it is best to drink lots and lots of fluids. You will be helping your body fight the infection and you will feel better. Most people are somewhat dehydrated normally. When sick, they tend to drink less, and this makes things worse. ...Read more

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Can Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen, Ondansetron, and Penicillin VK tablets from wisdom teeth removal delay my period? I've also been very stressed this month.

Can Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen, Ondansetron, and Penicillin VK tablets from wisdom teeth removal delay my period? I've also been very stressed this month.

Possible: Stress and some medications can have the effect of delaying your period however if you are unsure as to whether you could possibly be pregnant please check with a pregnancy test which you can obtain over the counter or see your health care provider ...Read more

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Can I take my antibiotic an hour early its penicillin 500mg 1 tablet every 12 hours?

See below: I'm not sure what type of penicillin you are taking. Because most penicillins have very short half lives they are usually taken 4 times a day or every 6 hours if you have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed phenoxymethyl-penicillin 2 250MG tablets 4 times a day, how much of a time gap shall I leave between each tablet?

Doesn't matter: Just spread them out over the day while awake. Even a couple hours between some doses would be OK as long as you take all four each day. ...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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Just wanting to make sure its ok to cruch penicillin vk 500mg tablets to help with swallowing?

It's okay!: While it is not okay to crush slow-release or enteric-coated pills, it is often okay to crush others, like Pen VK. Always double check with your pharmacist though, to be sure since that is the person who knows exactly which formulation of the drug has been used with your prescription. ...Read more

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Can I drink beer while taking penicillin vi 500mg tablets I'm taking this med for and abscess on my tooth?

Can I drink beer while taking penicillin vi 500mg tablets I'm taking this med for and abscess on my tooth?

No problem...: ...with mild or moderate alcohol intake. A couple of beers won't alter penicillin's effectiveness. But don't get drunk; heavy alcohol use can impair the body's infection fighting mechanisms. ...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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Hi im on phonoxymethyl-penicillin for tonislitis it says 250mg a tablet so I have to take 2 tablets at a time 4 times is every 4 hours okay?

Hi im on phonoxymethyl-penicillin for tonislitis it says 250mg a tablet so I have to take 2 tablets at a time 4 times is every 4 hours okay?

Yes, no problem: Yes, that's fine. Just take it 4 times while awake, i.e. 4 times a day, about every 4 hours, and don't worry about skipping the extra hours when sleeping. ...Read more

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What maleria tablets can I take if im allergic to penicillin?

What maleria tablets can I take if im allergic to penicillin?

Malaria tablets: Potentially any. There isn't an association between penicillin allergy and allergy to any malaria medication, whether it is for prevention or treatment. The two antibiotics used for malaria are tetracycline and sulfonamides, but these are not related to penicillin and do not have cross-sensitivity to it. ...Read more

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I had tonsillitis and was put on penicillin for 10days, I stopped taking the pill. It has now been 15days and I still haven't come on could I be preg?

Menses irregular: Acute infectious conditions can alter your menstrual periods regularity. If you think you are pregnant get a home kit and use the urine test strip to check. But wait a few more days. This may just be due to the tonsillitis. ...Read more

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I had vrdl 1:64. I got 1 penicillin 1.2 shot. I took 2 tablets of doxycyline hyclate for 2 weeks everyday. Is this enough to cure my syphilis. Am hiv-?

I had vrdl 1:64. I got 1 penicillin 1.2 shot. I took 2 tablets of doxycyline hyclate for 2 weeks everyday. Is this enough to cure my syphilis. Am hiv-?

No way to tell: These are syphilis tests, not HIV tests. Please do yourself a double favor: (1) get a good HIV test now from your physician; (2) be a responsible lover and always use barrier protection from now on. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control pill hours after taking penicillin?

Can you take birth control pill hours after taking penicillin?

Yes: It is generally not advisable to discontinue oral contraceptives or modify a schedule while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have tonsillitis so am taken penicillin, I have a migraine and my tablets for migraines contain aspirin is that ok?

I have tonsillitis so am taken penicillin, I have a migraine and my tablets for migraines contain aspirin is that ok?

It is OK: There is no drug interactions between these drugs. Always check with your doctor for specific medication interactions. Take care. ...Read more