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Zpack For Sinus Infection Dosage
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacteria that Amoxicillin does not cover well. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is essentially Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid. ...Read more
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...Read more
I'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxi clav)&Dymista nasal spray for sinus infection, can I take lansoprazole to prevent intestinale trouble caused by antibiotic?
Took amoxil (amoxicillin) for ear infect, now have sinus infect & ears still. Dr prescription avelox. I took fluconazole an hour ago for yeast infection, ok to take avelox?
Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...Read more
Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more
Both do: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid which broadens the kinds of bacteria that can be treated by the antibiotic. Most ear infections can be treated with high dose Amoxicillin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is usually reserved for patients with recent ear infections or an infection that has not responded to amoxicillin. ...Read more
Taking amoxicillin for sinus infection. Can I still take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe for adults?
Sinus infection: Yes - the amoxicillin will kill bacteria the Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe will serve as a decongestant/anti histamine. For decongestants I still prefer pseudoephedrine - available OTC but behind the counter. In your case there is no problem taking both amoxicillin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life
Throat infection: An antibiotic should only be given if there was a strep test or culture done. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. Amoxicillin is usually sufficient for strep. Even in the few cases where strep is resistant to Amoxicillin (or augmentin), the resistance is usually short-lived and resolves within 3 months. So, you do not have lie-long resistance. ...Read more
Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more
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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Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with a sinus infection 4 days ago and was put on azithromycin. tomorrow is my last dose. today my ear started hurting what 2 do?
Sinusitis: Azithromycin is not the best antibiotic to use for sinus coverage in my opinion. So this is either a real bacterial infection with failure to respond to the given antibiotic...or it may be viral and has not gone through its entire life cycle. Try a decongestant for the ear pain. Drink plenty of fluids as well. ...Read more
I was given antibotoics for a sinus infection. I just took my last dose of the z pak (azithromycin) today. When I use the restroom, my pee is burning and i'm pmsing.
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This is my 3rd day on the zpack for sinus infection. I feel almost normal, but will get a low grade fever by mid day. Why & when I will I feel 100%?
Diagnosis?: First Z-pack if not an appropriate antibiotic for sinusitis. Second, without a CAT scan of the sinuses, the diagnosis is not specific. Third, all sinus like infections start in the nose and are therefore viral, at least for the first 5 days. Depending on the etiology, you should recover in 10-14 days. If not better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Im on Zpack 500mg 3 days for sinus infection. took the 1st one last night at 9pm. can i take the 2nd one next day at 9am or do i have to wait till 9pm?
Z Pack: Ideally you should wait 24 hours before you take the next pill ...Read more
How long for a sinus infection? If it prolongs, what can it be? Going on 4 weeks and was on amoxicilin and zpack. Will it go away on its on?
I'm taking a 5 day zpack for a sinus infection. What herbal tea should I avoid? I was going to have a cup of camomile........Should i?
Tea: No specific interaction enjoy your tea feel better. ...Read more
Yes: Zithromax is an antibiotic we can give to infants aged 3 months or older. Have not heard of any significant reason to stop breastfeeding just because mom is taking Azithromycin (zithromax)... Which means any changes seen in the baby are probably a coincidence and not caused by the small amounts of antibiotic in the breast milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had influneza a last week and have a sinus infection caused by haemophilus.I am prone to sinus infections. Its been almost 2 weeks since i 1st had symptoms. Do i take a zpack or wait it out.
If I have a sinus infection, but just recently, two weeks ago, took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a urine infection, is it too soon to take zpack for my present infection?
That should be fine: No, you should be able to take the z-pak with no problems. The two drugs treat different things to some extent, so it's not a problem. ...Read more
I'm on Zpack for a sinus infection .. but have pus coming from a tooth where the gum is swollen ... will the zpack help with this or do i need a diff?
Zpac & dentistry: We don't often use Zpak for dental use. In our office, Amoxicillin 500 mg or Clindamycin 150 mg for penicillin allergy/sensitive patients is preferred. The source of your pus must be assessed and treated. It could be a dead tooth or one who has comprimised gum and bone around it. You need to be certain that you are not taking too much antibiotic simultaneously. See a dentist! ...Read more
Was diagnosed with a sinus infection today. (Fever, cough, facial pain) started zpack. In a hot bath i noticed a rash on my upper thighs. Problem?
Rash: It may be related to your infection if it is bacterial .Rashes often appear with staph or strep infect ...Read more
On Zpack & prednisone for sinus infection I've had since Jan. Snot now red-tinged like liquid from fresh tomato. Was yellow. Why color change? Bad?
Specific diagnosis: 6 months of an alleged sinus problem is way to long to suffer from this. You need a more specific diagnosis. You need a CAT scan of the paranasal sinuses to determine if, indeed, you have a sinus problem. That is first. Second, Z-pack is not an appropriate antibiotic for upper respiratory bacterial infection. Prednisone is appropriate for a short period of time. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ear infection/sinus infection/flu last week. On Zpack/prednisone/prometh/codeine, lungs are still full of fluid, inhaler no help ?
Cough: Promethazine with codeine is a cough suppressant. If you have a lot of sputum you need an expectorant, guaifenissin such as Robitussin or mucinex (guaifenesin) & drink a lot of fluids. If yout are not wheezing no need for the bronchodilator inhaler. talk to your doctor. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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