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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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After taking tetracycline, can I take an antacid right away?

No: Many antibiotics require ideal conditions in the stomach in order to be adequately absorbed and fight infection. Antacids will interfere with the effectiveness of tetracycline, Doxycycline and minocycline. It is best to avoid antacids all together when taking tetracycline antibiotics. Otherwise, one should separate tetracyclines & antacids by several hours. Always check with your pharmacist first. ...Read more

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I took a Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can I now take a Zantac for acid reflux?

I took a Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can I now take a Zantac for acid reflux?

Best to ask your doc: Who gave you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to find the definitive answer. Reason is if you take Zantac, your decreasing your acid production that would help reduce any bacteria in your stomach. Then you're taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to kill off both the infectious bacteria as well as your healthy bacteria that lives in your gut. So you're creating a massive change and your microbiome that warrants further discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a 400mg ibuprofen after taking a 150mg fluconazole??

Is it ok to take a 400mg ibuprofen after taking a 150mg fluconazole??

Fluconazole: If you are not taking any other medications and you do not have any allergies to fluconazole or ibuprofen, there should be no problem in you taking 400 mg of Ibuprofen after taking 150 mg of fluconazole. ...Read more

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I take doxcycline antibiotic twice a day for folluciltis. I think 100mg tablets.I take it continously and don't stop. Can this cause a problem?

I take doxcycline antibiotic twice a day for folluciltis. I think 100mg tablets.I take it continously and don't stop. Can this cause a problem?

How long you r takin: It is difficult to answer your question without knowin more facts folliculitis is prescribed for folliculitis as a short term therapy as a course and not for a prolong period any antibiotic used for long period can cause complications discus with your doctor/dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

It is recommended: taking probiotics before, during and after your course of antibiotics can actually help to maintain the balance in your GI system. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after taking a Zantac (ranitidine) can I take a probiotic?

How long after taking a Zantac (ranitidine) can I take a probiotic?

2 different issues: (1) Zantac (ranitidine) is an inhibitor of nerve impulses from brain to upper 2/3 stomach to secret hydrochloric acid; can ? secretions by about 100 fold, out of million fold range. (2) Probiotics are concentration of microorganisms/bacteria believed to be beneficial to healthier intestinal function as part of the human biome. Confusion between the two different issues? ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic? the anti biotic is amoxicillin

Can I take a probiotic while taking an  antibiotic? the anti biotic is  amoxicillin

Not only can,should!: I advise all my patients to take probiotics while on antibiotics. I advise everyone take Sacchromyces Boulardii (sold as FloraStor) and one with multiple strains of acidophilus/bifidus. Look for ones with at least 20 billion bacteria. Advanced Naturals is a quality line and Culturelle is also a good product. This will reduce odds of diarrhea & vaginal yeast. Take at start of meal. Continue after. ...Read more

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If I have an STD and i take my antibiotic tablet and vomit a few hours later will the antibiotic still be affective?

Maybe: The pill after two hours may have made its way far enough down the digestive tract to escape the retrograde intestinal contractions caused by vomiting. If you did not detect the pill or pill residue in the emesis, you probably retained the majority of the medicine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, can i take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if i already took a complete dose in about a month and a half ago ? Will it be effective?

Hello, can i take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)  if i already took a complete dose in about a month and a half ago ? Will it be effective?

Likely correct: Usually we do not repeat the same antibiotic if already received by a patient just a few weeks ago since there is a good likelihood that either the initial treatment did not eradicate but only suppress the bacterial growth or that any new infection would likely be resistant to that antibiotic. YOu need to talk to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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I just finished taking a prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment for 14 days. Do I need to continue with acid blockers? If yes, for how long? What brand?

I just finished taking a prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment for 14 days. Do I need to continue with acid blockers? If yes, for how long? What brand?

Not for infection: However, if GERD is still a concert u should. Any PPI will do unless specific other factors involved (ex. Plavix (clopidogrel) intake, etc). Discuss with ur doctor, as taking PPI isn't without a risk and benefits should be discussed and compared. ...Read more

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Can i take a laxative with Prilosec and amoxicillin ?

Can i take a laxative with Prilosec and amoxicillin ?

Yes, you can: There is no interaction between these drugs. Rec.: always ask your prescribing physician or pharmacist if concerned. ...Read more

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Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection. ...Read more

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Sumycin (Definition)

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Tetracycline (Definition)

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract ...Read more