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Who uses rifadin (rifampin) for meningitis prevention?

Who uses rifadin (rifampin) for meningitis prevention?

Exposure: Rifampin and its cogeners is used as prophylaxis for Meningococcal meningitis if one had been exposed. ...Read more

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Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and Urine Culture PROTEUS MIRABILIS both > 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and 	
Urine Culture	PROTEUS MIRABILIS both
> 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Frequently they work but the patient is 89 and you don't reveal any of her medical. If it doesn't clear up then you have to get a "clean catch" urine sample for a fresh culture and sensitivity and proceed from there. ...Read more

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What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

Second line drugs: Aminoglycosides: e.g., Amikacin (amk), Kanamycin (km); polypeptides: e.g., capreomycin, viomycin, enviomycin; fluoroquinolones: e.g., Ciprofloxacin (cip), levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin (mxf); thioamides: e.g. Ethionamide, prothionamide also third line of medications. ...Read more

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Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem): It probably reacts with dextrose, therefore recommended with normal saline. ...Read more

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What is better, amo signature phacoemulsification system or bausch and lomb zyoptix 217z100 laser treatment ?

What is better, amo signature phacoemulsification system or bausch and lomb zyoptix 217z100 laser treatment ?

Different treatments: Unrelated question, phacoemulsification is done for cataract surgery and the b&l laser is for refractive laser surgery. One removes your crystalline lens that has a cataract and the other reshapes the cornea. So there is no comparison here. Both machines have had good results if done correctly as with other similar but different brands but for very different problems. ...Read more

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Anaesthetists, does cannabis interact with agents used for EGD under GA? I use it medicinally as an antiemetic and orexigenic currently. Vaporised.

Anaesthetists, does cannabis interact with agents used for EGD under GA? I use it medicinally as an antiemetic and orexigenic currently. Vaporised.

Cannabis vs GA: No worries,, Just make sure you tell the Anesthesiologist / anesthetist your medicine history precisely. The Anesthesiologist will make any necessary adjustments in the medicines he/she will use for the anesthetic they will administer. ...Read more

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Does giving Flagyl(Benzol Metronidazole+ Diloxanide Furoate) with antibiotics.Ceclor( Cefaclor) help minimize side effects of Ceclor such as diarhea ?

Does giving Flagyl(Benzol Metronidazole+ Diloxanide Furoate) with antibiotics.Ceclor( Cefaclor) help minimize side effects of Ceclor such as diarhea ?

No!!: All three meds that you are taking are antibiotics and are intended to kill different types of organisms. When a doc gives you something to take he should explain to you not only how and when but also the purpose. If you do develop diahrrea there are good things for that but the main thing is to drink a sufficient amount of clean water. ...Read more

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Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Multidrug resistance: More information is needed before advising on what to do next. Why was the urine culture checked? what were the patient's complain? ---> It may be what we call asymptomatic bacteriuria. In that case no treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

Antibiotic ointment: Used for minor skin injury like a scrape after a fall or a shallow cut. Helps disinfect the area and decreases healing time. ...Read more

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She has vre (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) -- what is this?

She has vre (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) -- what is this?

See below: Vre is vancomycin resistant enterococcus. Enterococcus is a type of streptococcus that normally colonized the colon and stool. Most strains are killed by the antibiotic vancomycin. Some strains are resistant to this drug and are thus called vre. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding moms to use skincare products with cyclopentasiloxane,             cyclomethicone, peg 10 dimethicone and aluminum dioxid?

Is it ok for breastfeeding moms to use skincare products with cyclopentasiloxane,             cyclomethicone, peg 10 dimethicone and aluminum dioxid?

Appears to be safe: The chemicals mentioned mainly stay in the upper layers of the skin- miniscule amounts go into the body. If you have other questions here is a great website: breastfeeding and medications http://www.Breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.5ld4zlrc.Dpbs it is from dr. Thomas hale a texas tech pharmacologists+ includes link to toxnet national library of medicine. ...Read more

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Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. ...Read more

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Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy

Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy

Drug allergy: Isn't generic, meaning if you're allergic to one drug then u r allergic to all others. Also drug allergy is often confused with adverse drug reactions,so a patient can't tell if it is a true drug allergy or just an adverse reaction. If you are allergic to xifaxan, (rifaximin) other antibiotics are there to use. Also ask your doctor about probiotics, and elemental diet to treat your condition, best wishes ...Read more