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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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Had 3 rounds of antibiotics amoxicillin, Z-pak,and ciproflocin and im left with a dry cough with phlegm sometimes what could it be?

Had 3 rounds of antibiotics amoxicillin, Z-pak,and ciproflocin and im left with a dry cough with phlegm sometimes  what could it be?

Could be...: many different causes. Most likely, it is a "post-viral" cough, which is just a chronic irritation from bronchitis. But it could be asthma, stomach acid reflux, allergies, or post nasal sinus drainage. If you smoke, you should quit, and you can try prescription cough suppressants for a week or so before you get worried. It is not abnormal for the cough of a viral bronchitis to last 4-6 weeks! ...Read more

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I have been sick since december. I have sinus pain, drainage, and pain in my chest when i cough. I have had antibiotics, rosephin ? , z-pak, doxycycli

I have been sick since december. I have sinus pain, drainage, and pain in my chest when i cough. I have had antibiotics, rosephin ? , z-pak, doxycycli

Mucous: Not every cough or mucous is treatable with antibiotics. Loosening the secretion for ease of coughing and expetoration decreases all the effort. There are mucolytics and expectorants. Make sure you don't have asthma. Antihistamines and nasal steroid help the sinus drainage. Talk to your doctor and be treated right before you get all the complications of too much antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi, do antibiotics such as cefuroxime axetil (ceftin) or the "Z-pak" (azithromyacin) affect Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control's effectiveness??

Hi, do antibiotics such as cefuroxime axetil (ceftin) or the "Z-pak" (azithromyacin) affect Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control's effectiveness??

Rare problem: The whole business about antibiotics interfering with hormonal contraceptives (pills, inserts, etc) is largely an urban myth. It can happen, but is very rare. Neither of these antibiotics taken as usual (a few days to a couple of weeks) is likely to be a problem, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you're nervous, also use condoms while taking them and for a week after the last dose. ...Read more

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What's the safest anti-biotic associated with heart risk outside of z-pak? Proven, not opinions. Thanks!

What's the safest anti-biotic associated with heart risk outside of z-pak? Proven, not opinions. Thanks!

What infections?: Different antibiotics are used based on the known or expected type of bacteria involved in your infection. There are gram positive and gram negative bacteria. There are antibiotics used for one or another and different amounts and strengths based on the type of infection. If you don't have an allergy, penicillin is probably the most benign of antibiotics but it may not treat your infection. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Z Pak (Definition)

Z-Pak is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more