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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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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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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?

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