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I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?
YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Maybe: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose paks are steroid tapers that ate helpful for inflammatory dermatoses, however, only your physician can determine of its right for your rash. Giving a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pak to someone with an infectious cause can make the rash worse! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed (amox/clav k 875-125), generic for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875. Is 2 tablets, 2 times a day too much?
Probably: The usual dose would be 1/2 of that. ...Read more
Doc is treating me for strep. Pneumonia. Gave me z pack and steroid shot. I take inderal. Zoloft. Wellbutrin (bupropion). An synthroid. Can I take albuterol ?
Yes: Albuterol as an inhaled medicine in minimally absorbed unless using large amounts. In any case its main side effect would be palpitations, although in asthma, Inderal (propranolol) may promote bronchoconstriction, which the albuterol is targeted to treat. This is less of an issue in patients with fixed airway obstruction ( copd) so you should discuss with your doctor what role each of the medications is playing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: The killing pattern of antibiotics are determined by the mechanism of action. Some of us believe in the area under the curve such that a higher does at one time and slowly metabolized kills the organisms as they reach the maximum of activity. I am one who believes that b-lactams work better with constant exposure of the organisms cell walls so i give it more dosing a day. That is dependent of md. ...Read more