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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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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?

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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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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Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Different class: these antibiotics are of different classes.. hope i answered your question. ...Read more

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What is the mode of action of quinolone antibiotics?

What is the mode of action of quinolone antibiotics?

Bactericidal : Quinolones kill bacteria by preventing bacterial dna replication. Thus bacteria can not produce any more dna which is essential component of protein synthesis and die. ...Read more

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Information. Does cephalexin have any quinolones or derives from quinolones?

Information. Does cephalexin have any quinolones or derives from quinolones?

No.: Cephalexin is a an antibiotic in the cephalosporin family, with a mechanism of action similar to penicillins. It works by disrupting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. Quinolones, like ciprofloxacin, are a different class of antibiotics, with a completely different structure and mechanism of action. These work by preventing dna unwinding. These classes are unrelated. ...Read more

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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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How long the reaction skin rash after taking quinolone generally last? It appeared after 8-10 days after the course.

How long the reaction skin rash after taking quinolone generally last? It appeared after 8-10 days after the course.

Up to 3 weeks: Any kind of Allergic reaction has 2 phase, Immediate and Slow phase. And after initial improvement there is a surgeon slow reactant and one can get another crop of Urticarial rash after 10 days and . This phase can be treated with Steroid and continued use of Antihistaminics. Make sure you do not get this medicine again. ...Read more

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Sulfa and quinolone allergy. Can trimephoprim ONLY be used to treat prostatitis? Otherwise, what can i take instead?

Sulfa and quinolone allergy. Can trimephoprim ONLY be used to treat prostatitis? Otherwise, what can i take instead?

Here are some...: To deduce right diagnosis is still the first job to complete so to decide if you indeed have suffered from prostatitis or just from dysfunction of bladder neck and prostate urethra. Second, decide if you need antibiotics or abpha-blocker + behavioral modification, etc. If prostatitis is sure, trimethoprim may be tried and used with care and watch. More? Seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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Is Cefpodoxime 200mg twice per day suitable for treating epididymo-orchitis? No sexual history and I have problems with quinolones.

Is Cefpodoxime 200mg twice per day suitable for treating epididymo-orchitis? No sexual history and I have problems with quinolones.

Yes, ...: Cefpodoxime is a third-generation cephlosporin, working well for uncomplicated UTI and gonorrhea; so, most likely, it will work well for you, but it is nice to know the selection of antibiotics for epididymo-orchitis is based on experience and assumption if no genito-urinary bacteria could be identified from urine or urethral specimen. So, take it and see. If not working as expected, reassessed. ...Read more

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Aside from ciprofloxacin, what is the next best quinolone for cases of bacterial orchitis that cipro may not cover the bacteria?

Aside from ciprofloxacin, what is the next best quinolone for cases of bacterial orchitis that cipro may not cover the bacteria?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): or dual antibiotic coverage. You may also need anti inflammatory medication.- these infections take 10-14 days to resolve: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) IS the drug of choice. ...Read more

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On which parts of body does delayed mild skin rash - reaction to antibiotics ( in this case quinolone) can spread? With what speed?

On which parts of body does delayed mild skin rash - reaction to antibiotics ( in this case quinolone) can spread? With what speed?

Drug reaction: A reaction to an antibiotic, such as rash, may occur early on in the treatment course, but may also occur several days after completion of the antibiotic. Typically, these rashes are fairly diffuse over the body, progress over a day or two, then gradually subsides over several days. Some reactions may be quite severe and need medical attention. ...Read more