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Priftin Antibiotic And Antimicrobial
No real difference: Originally, an antibiotic was a compound produced by a living organism (fungus, bacteria, etc) that inhibits or kills other organisms. However, that is no longer a rigid definition. An "antibacterial" obviously works against bacteria, but not other types of pathogens, like parasites or fungi. So in theory, "antimicrobial" is the broadest term, but usually they can be considered synonyms. ...Read more
Priftin allergy: Priftin (Rifapentine) is an antibiotics that is used in the treatment of active or latent tuberculosis (TB). An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/priftin-drug.htm ...Read more
Contamination: Food can be contaminated with c.diff bacteria and contribute to it's spread. There presently isn't a clear link between antibiotic use in beef and c.diff proliferation, but in theory it's possible, just as there is some suggestion of antibiotic use in beef and the spread of drug resistant bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?
Uncommon but real: This is an uncommon but real issue.Risk varies with the type/duration and intensity of antibiotic use (IV vs oral,etc.) Many centers do stool surveillance cultures to spot this in higher risk patients. Resistance is an everyday issue today which drives us to be selective & specific on antibiotic use.The risk of an individual having to deal with these is part of dealing with healthcare today ...Read more
What antibiotic can you safely take after having c diff 3 months ago? Also. How can you prevent recurrences?
Almost all : Antibiotics alter the healthy micro-flora in the gut and are therefore a setup for c diff. So none is completely safe. Probiotics or yogurt with active cultures may be of some help. ...Read more
Is nitroufrantoin a broad or narrow spectrum antibiotic? Taking 50mg 4x per day for a week. Worried about C.diff
Relatively narrow.: nitrofurantoin is a common antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections. For infections which are sensitive to it, it does a good job of treating them. Although it is possible to get C. difficile from any course of antibiotics, it is unlikely given a seven day course of nitrofurantoin. stick with your antibiotic, and take it until it is gone. Good luck. ...Read more
I had d&c yesterday.. And I badly needed a beer.. Is it okay to drink a beer or two? Yes I am on Antibiotic for 5 days
No, it's not ok and: I am more concerned about why ANYBODY "badly needs" a beer during time of stress. It is one thing to like alcohol but it is much more worrisome to me to "NEED" it. Alcohol, even in small amounts, increases the chances of bleeding, which is already a risk after a d&c, and also interferes with the metabolism of many medications, including some antibiotics. It also increases chances of infection. ...Read more
Thought I had divirticultis, but found out I had c diff. After 3 rounds of antibiotics I am negative. Can it come back.
Possible: if you take antibioticsGet a more detailed answer ›
I have been diagnosed with group c and after a round of antibiotics only 2 colonies remained. can this group extend to the heart?
?Question: Lots more information needed to answer this ...Read more
Time can be variable: There's a variation in time from sooner to later. If this is a suspicion your physician can test it. ...Read more
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