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Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Very Rarely. : Usually this is not the antibiotic of preference for a tooth abscess. Nevertheless, your doctor may prescribe another type of antibiotic as he/she considers appropriate given the individual situation of the case including medical history, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Does the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) interfere with progestin?

Does the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) interfere with progestin?

Progestin+abx: Yes. Any antibiotic can decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. You need to use barrier back (condoms) when taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more

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Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) antibiotic mouth rinse decrease my birth control effectiveness?

Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) antibiotic mouth rinse decrease my birth control effectiveness?

No effect: Since Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinse and it is not swallowed there is not a full body exposure to this drug. It does not get into your bloodstream. It does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?

Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?

Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is an eye drop and even though a tiny amount is absorbed into the blood stream through the mucous membranes, it is very unlikely that it would reduce the effectiveness of your birth control. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics trigger a migraine? Taking ciprofloxacin and neomycin and polymyxin sulfates and hydrocortisone for ear infection.

Can antibiotics trigger a migraine? Taking ciprofloxacin and neomycin and polymyxin sulfates and hydrocortisone for ear infection.

Hard to say: Most drugs seem to be associated with headaches, but infections can also trigger migraines, so may be quite tough to sort out might consider migraine prevention approach and your doctor could assess this. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?

Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of  birth control?

No: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) has a steroid in it, so use it with caution. However, very little actually enters your blood stream so it shouldn't affect birth control. ...Read more

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Dairy products interfere with antibiotics, and which antibiotics are?

Dairy products interfere with antibiotics, and which antibiotics are?

Tetracyclines: The calcium in the dairy products and also calcium containing supplements/ vitamins will bind to the antibiotic and prevent them from absorbing into your system. ...Read more

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What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is safer for the ears (not ototoxic) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) or Cephalexin. Please advise?

Which antibiotic is safer for the ears (not ototoxic) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) or Cephalexin. Please advise?

Neither one: None of the 3 components(Amoxicillin, Clavulanate, Cephalexin) of these antibiotics are ototoxic. Also, the potassium in the Clavulanate potassium is not enough to even worry about. It is only there to marry up with Clavulinic acid and make a neutral salt. ...Read more

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Will antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medication applied topically to the eye for infections and irritations of the eyelids and ocular surface. It is not significantly absorbed into the systemic circulation. ...Read more

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