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Doctor insights on: Stopping Penicillin

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?

Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?

Shouldn't stop: This medication is used for strep throat and likely why it was given to you. As you point out a tonsil stone requires no treatment. However if you had a strep test that was positive, antibiotics are needed to lessen the chance of you getting rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease. Incidentally antibiotics may lessen birth control pill effectiveness, so plan accordingly. ...Read more

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Will penicillin stop tonsil stones?

Will penicillin stop tonsil stones?

NO: Tonsil stones are a mechanical problem which has to do with accumulation of debris in the pits (crypts) of tonsils. Antibiotics may temporarily reduce surrounding irritation or any odor associated with the stones but will not cure the problem. Usually, there is no role for antibiotics in the treatment of stones. ...Read more

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Im on penicillin, and im kind of itchy.I took it in the past no problem.I feel fine, no swelling just some itching. Am i allergic? Should i stop?

Im on penicillin, and im kind of itchy.I took it in the past no problem.I feel fine, no swelling just some itching. Am i allergic? Should i stop?

Mild allergy: Many patients get itchy when taking penicillin. This is a common, mild allergic reaction. You are allergic but do not need to stop. If you ever experience wheezing, throat swelling or shortness of breath you should immediately stop penicillin and see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?

How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?

Different for each: This varies widely, from a few hours (e.g. most oral penicillins, like amoxicillin) to around 10 days (e.g. azithromycin). The quinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin) and tetracyclines (e.g. doxycycline) typically are gone in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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How often can I take danzen 5mg and what is the best med u can recommend to stop post nasal drip. I'm allergic to penicillin. Thanks!

How often can I take danzen 5mg and what is the best med u can recommend to stop post nasal drip. I'm allergic to penicillin. Thanks!

Post nasal drip: I am not familiar with danzen but usually recommend antihistamine like Claritin or even Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for post nasal drip. A physician can write for a nasal steroid which is much more effective. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Bad odor with a discharge, no pain or anything. And a bath and feminine products don't stop the smell. I started taking penicillin v, will it help?

Bad odor with a discharge, no pain or anything. And a bath and feminine products don't stop the smell. I started taking penicillin v, will it help?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, often with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, also does this; and other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in BV. Feminine products or penicillin won't help and might make BV worse, and can screw up STD diagnosis. Treatment is available -- stop the penicillin and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can penicillin harm your body in any way? I have anxiety, and I"m afraid my heart will stop. Is this irrational anxiety? Not allergic to Penicillin

Can penicillin harm your body in any way? I have anxiety, and I"m afraid my heart will stop. Is this irrational anxiety? Not allergic to 
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Not a problem: Penicillin is an antibiotic. All medications are to be used appropriately. All medications can have side effects. Heart stoppage is not problem with penicillin since you are not allergic. This is an irrational anxiety ...Read more