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What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs? 

What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs? 

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone, so are Avelox and Levaquin. This family of antibiotics stops bacteria from replicating and so stops infection. ...Read more

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How common is anaphylaxis shock with quinolones?

How common is anaphylaxis shock with quinolones?

Increasingly common: Immediate allergic reactions to quinolones have increased over the past 20 years largely due to increased use. In spain they're the 3rd most common cause of immediate hypersensitivity reactions after beta-lactams (pencillins) & nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions also include hives, vomiting, and respiratory symptoms as well as anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How much Azithromycin would be advisable to take after 3months of unresponsive doxycycline to treat infection/ orchitis? What about cipro/ quinolone?

How much  Azithromycin would be advisable to take after 3months of unresponsive doxycycline to treat infection/ orchitis? What about cipro/ quinolone?

Here are some ...: What made you feel unresponsive to antibiotics - by pain or by physical finding of testis or by both? Nowadays, it's extremely unlikely to see STD-related infections not responding to any antibiotics used. After 2 runs failing to antibiotics, one has to think if diagnosis is correct or not. So, analyze the details of onset, degree, duration, interval, & progress of the Sx over timely, and see Doc ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more

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Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Benefit vs Risk: Quinolone antibiotics are a category "c" when it comes to safety during pregnancy. This basically means that there are no conclusive studies to show that it is safe or harmful during pregnancy. Best to err on the side of safety and have your doctor consider alternatives, if any are available for your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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Why does quinolone users in danger of having mrsa?

MRSA/fluoroquinolone: Eradicating susceptible microorganisms colonizing skin and mucus membranes fluoroquinolones may open an ecologic niche, making a patient vulnerable to colonization and infection by resistant organisms, including mrsa. Because fluoroquinolone resistance is relatively rare among strains of mssa while MRSA isolates tend to be resistant, the net result could be the replacement of mssa by mrsa. ...Read more

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52 yo healthy female, lt hip pain only lying on my side; at about 8:00 x 6 months-achey, 6-7/10, ? Help with nsaid. Began after quinolone rx

52 yo healthy female, lt hip pain only lying on my side; at about 8:00 x 6 months-achey, 6-7/10, ? Help with nsaid. Began after quinolone rx

Probably bursitis: Hip pain when lying on that side usually means greater trochanter bursitis. It is usually quite tender to the touch. Ice applied for twenty minutes at a time can help as can physical therapy. If it is a bursitis, usually a cortisone shot in the office can resolve the problem. ...Read more

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How common is anaphylaxis shock with quinolones?

Increasingly common: Immediate allergic reactions to quinolones have increased over the past 20 years largely due to increased use. In spain they're the 3rd most common cause of immediate hypersensitivity reactions after beta-lactams (pencillins) & nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions also include hives, vomiting, and respiratory symptoms as well as anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Why does quinolone users in danger of having mrsa?

MRSA/fluoroquinolone: Eradicating susceptible microorganisms colonizing skin and mucus membranes fluoroquinolones may open an ecologic niche, making a patient vulnerable to colonization and infection by resistant organisms, including mrsa. Because fluoroquinolone resistance is relatively rare among strains of mssa while MRSA isolates tend to be resistant, the net result could be the replacement of mssa by mrsa. ...Read more

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Are quinolones safe to take while pregnant?

Benefit vs Risk: Quinolone antibiotics are a category "c" when it comes to safety during pregnancy. This basically means that there are no conclusive studies to show that it is safe or harmful during pregnancy. Best to err on the side of safety and have your doctor consider alternatives, if any are available for your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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