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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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Can penicillin make you tired?I am taking 4 a day

Can penicillin make you tired?I am taking 4 a day

I highly doubt it: I have learned over the years that nothing is impossible; although penicillin is not generally know to produce that symptom. I would attribute you being tired to something else, either related to the reason why you are on antibiotics in the first place other factors, namely medical, emotional or physical. ...Read more

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Does penicillin 500 make you tired and nauseous?..

Does penicillin 500 make you tired and nauseous?..

Pencillin: not usually . Being sick and needing Penicillin will make you feel like that more so ...Read more

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Does penicillin make?You more susceptible to typhoid?

Good question: The typhoid bacillus binds to intestinal mucosal sites ordinarily occupied by normal gut bacteria. If these are sensitive to penicillin (or more commonly Ampicillin or amoxicillin) this may lower the number of bacteria necessary to produce typhoid fever, but this is generally not material. ...Read more

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Does penicillin make your urine burn?

Does penicillin make your urine burn?

Not typically: Penicillin will typically make the urine have a distinct smell (like penicillin), but it doesn't typically cause burning. ...Read more

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By taking penicillin can it make your period late the next month?

By taking penicillin can it make your period late the next month?

Possibly if on BCP's: Taking antibiotics alters the absorption of birth control pills (the estrogen and progesterone) through your intestine and consequently if you are on ocp's it indeed can alter your cycle. If a person is not on birth control pills then it is very unlikely that the penicillin will change your cycle. ...Read more

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Just wanting to make sure its ok to cruch penicillin vk 500mg tablets to help with swallowing?

It's okay!: While it is not okay to crush slow-release or enteric-coated pills, it is often okay to crush others, like Pen VK. Always double check with your pharmacist though, to be sure since that is the person who knows exactly which formulation of the drug has been used with your prescription. ...Read more

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Can penicillin make your period late?

Can penicillin  make your period late?

No: The antibiotic penicillin should not change the timing of a menstrual period. However, having an illness (that required the antibiotic) might alter the period's timing. ...Read more

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Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell. ...Read more