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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Spectracef (Overview)

Spectracef is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What to do if I was given zithromax augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 and now today I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is this good for sinus infection?

What to do if I was given zithromax augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 and now today I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is this good for sinus infection?

Antibiotics: Hello. You are being treated aggressively with antibiotics for sinusitis. If this last round doesn't make you feel better then see your ENT doctor. A CT scan, nasal endoscopy, an immune or allergy eval may be recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
5 Doctors shared insights

Spectracef (Overview)

Spectracef is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What's cefditoren pivoxil for?

What's cefditoren pivoxil for?

Antibiotic: This third generation cephalosporin antibiotic is approved by fda for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, community-acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. Cefditoren should be well tolerated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cefditoren pivoxil allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cefditoren pivoxil allergy?

Spectracef allergy: Spectracef (Cefditoren Pivoxil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Antibiotic caution: It's best to get a doc's input on whether you need antibiotics or not...Particularly in this day and age when side effects can be worse (C. diff) and resistant germs are on the rise. The IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America) is against antibiotics for sinus infections. Best to see a doc and get proper advice before you go treating yourself. There's other good treatment that can be tried. ...Read more

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I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil), Is this good for treating a sinus infection?

I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil), Is this good for treating a sinus infection?

Cefditoren: This is a good "third-generation" cephalosporin antibiotic that targets a number of the germs responsible for a sinus infection (i.e. Strep pneumo, H. flu and some others). I would expect your symptoms to improve, but if not, you might have a resistance issue or something else going on. Hopefully with this and some TLC you'll recover just fine. Talk to a doctor if you're not improving. ...Read more

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Is spectrace (cefditoren pivoxil) good for sinus infections?

Is spectrace (cefditoren pivoxil) good for sinus infections?

Probably: Spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is approved for use in acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community acquired pneumonia, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections. ...Read more

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What to do if I was given zithromax augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 and now today I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is this good for sinus infection?

Antibiotics: Hello. You are being treated aggressively with antibiotics for sinusitis. If this last round doesn't make you feel better then see your ENT doctor. A CT scan, nasal endoscopy, an immune or allergy eval may be recommended. ...Read more

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Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Yes and No: There are doctors on here all of the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cefditoren Pivoxil (Definition)

Cefditoren pivoxil is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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