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Prophylactic Antibiotics Medication
I have PSC and have been on prophylactic antibiotics 2x/day for three weeks and still having fevers. Below 101 usually. Is this normal?
Possibly or not: The question is whether you are truly still having fevers. Fever generally defined as temp >100.6 core (rectally). If having chills & fevers after two weeks antibiotics then need re-evaluation to determine if need ERCP for drainage & change of antibiotics. You should contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I would: I'm a big fan of probiotics. Antibiotics are definitely important when you need them, but when women (or men) reach the point of needing them for chronic condition, it's better to figure out what the trigger is so you don't have to expose your body to long term antibiotic use. Probiotics can help with that, as can other diet and lifestyle changes. Plenty of books on this at library and store! ...Read more
No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more
Is Yogi Detox Tea safe to drink? I'm on Sulfamethoxazole for 8 more days and have a Skyla IUD. Also taking Probiotics for the prophylactic antibiotics
No. No "detox" need.: The word DETOX is confusing and misleading (unless detox'ing from drug use). Normally, there is no toxin to remove from the body. The word is used by people trying to sell products claimed to help one's health. Avoid putting DETOX stuff into your body, and save your money. Have healthy habits. Never smoke anything. Eat nutritious foods. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Be happy. ...Read more
Are prophylactic antibiotics required for patients whom have had heart valve surgery when having open incision procedures such as breast core biopsy?
No.: Core biopsy is a clean procedure done with a needle (8g-14g) via a small puncture site (no major incision). As long as standard sterile technique is maintained and the skin is prepped/cleaned (i.e. Alcohol wipe), there is minimal if any risk of seeding infection. The need for antibiotic prophylaxis with valves is primarily in contaminated fields (i.e. Mouth, bowel, etc) or more major intervention. ...Read more
Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?
I had rheumatic fever in 2005, been put on prophylaxtic antibiotics. If I stop antibiotics for 2 days, arthritis and heart problems comes back! Why?
Poss bacterial load: There are many reasons from pain. You should see your rheumatologist to define whether infectious or inflammatory origin. ...Read more
Is a person less likely to get c-diff when taking a low dose daily prophlactic antibitoic (augmentin) as well as taking probitoics and florastor?
NO!!!!!!!: Your rate of cdiff will likely go up if taking daily antibiotics. This is a terrible idea. The probiotic like florastor is a great one. Just eating yogurt with high lactobacillus counts like stonyfield is even better. We still don't know exactly why cdiff occurs...Antibiotics killing too many good bacteria, ? Up-regulating genes, down-regulating non cdiff genes in cdiff other bacteria. ...Read more
Maybe: Check with your pharmacist if any interactions exist. Some antibiotics and pain medications are metabolized by the same processes in the liver which can lead to delayed clearance of one or the other. ...Read more
Creams: Topical medications such as metrogel, clenia, avar, finacea. In addition oradea although derived form an antibiotic. Is technically not an antibiotic but a subantimocrobial dose. It was first used in periodontal ideas and acts as an anti-inflammatory to suppress pustules in rosacea. ...Read more
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Constpated from pain medication and antibiotics. Taking myralax, hasn't worked yet. Been Two weeks since last bm?
Opioid-induced const: Opioid-induced constipation is a pain-in-the-ass (hope you don't mind the pun). If you're going to be taking narcotics for the long haul, it's always ideal to start a bowel regimen immediately/concurrently. Stool softener eg docusate plus stimulant laxative eg senna plus osmotic laxative eg lactulose, too. You may need Relistor (methylnaltrexone) which is approved for opioid-induced constipation. ...Read more
What are the possible drugs or medication to take when its has been discovered that one has candida due excess in-take of antibiotics?
I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do.?
New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?
I have left side ovary1.1cm cyst present. Please tell me which medicine is useful for me, either antibiotics or any other medications.?
Cyst: A 1.1 cm cyst is almost always a physiologic (normal) cyst. ...Read more
How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more
Different bugs: Anti viral medications are only effective for specific viruses (we have far fewer of these). The remainder of the antibiotic classes are indicated for a range of bacteria. Antifungals are considered a type of antibiotic but (you guessed it) attack the cell walls of fungii. ...Read more
The medication I accidentally took was clavamox 125mg antibiotics for dogs and I took 2, would it harm me?
Probably not: Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) is an antibiotic for dogs and cats. It is very similar to augmentin, an antibiotic given to humans. If you are allergic to penecillin, take 50 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. If not allergic, you will probably be fine. The human dose is commonly 500mg three times a day. A single dose of 250 mg should not cause toxicity or overdose. ...Read more
Can I still exercise while taking my medication listed in my profile? .I'm on my third week taking a new antibiotic for sinus
Maybe: If you exercise at a high intensity and have an infection you need to back off some if you have significant fever you might need to take break and rest. Some antibiotics risk a serious skin reaction if sun exposed. Why are you taking antibiotic? That reason is more likely to slow you down than the antibiotic itself check with your doctor with these details to be certain. ...Read more
Antibiotics schedule is 2 x a day, I forgot to take it at 7pm and I took the missed dose at 11pm, then I take the medication in a normal schedule?
Yes: Yes, it is fine to take the next dose at the normal time ...Read more
Are analgesics and antibiotics considered systemic? I am being asked what body systems are involved with certain medications for my homework and I cannot find these categories in my body-systems material. Can you help?
Yes,: Yes, if you take them by mouth they are. Antibiotics and analgesics can also get into the blood stream when given intravenously or rectally. Analgesics and antibiotics that are not systemic might include certain eye drops or ointments, topical medications that go on your skin, spray in your nose or something that is swished in the mouth and spit out. ...Read more
Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more
Bleeding from the gums, assuming it is not the result of a systemic disease, can only be treated with medication/antibiotics if it is done in conjunction with periodontal (gum) treatment.
The type of medication used will be determined by the treating dentist based on the scope of the gum infection. ...Read more