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Antibiotics Overview

An antibiotic is a type of antimicrobial substance active against bacteria. It is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections, and antibiotic medications are widely used in the treatment and prevention of such infections. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the ones which cause the common cold or influenza; drugs wh...

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Cephalexin Cap 500 Mg Side Effects Hiccups

My husband has been taking this med for a virus. He will eat something small before taking b/c it upset his stomach. Shortly after taking he will get hiccups that will last for awhile. Can this med cause this and should he keep taking? ## First of all, Cephalexin is an antibiotic, so it is only effective against infections, it will not do anything for a virus, since it's not an antiviral medication. Did his doctor prescribe this? That is why antibiotics cannot be used to treat cold or the flu, because they are caused by viruses, not bacterial infections. Using them inappropriately causes the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. As to the hiccups, it is probably because they can cause some gas in some people, if he is taken it with small amounts of food and gulping a flu...

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Every 12 Hours Example

I have to take my meds every 12 hours. I took my first dose at 3pm. When do I take the next? ## The next dose should be taken at 3am, according to FDA guidelines. Thus, if you don't wish to be up at 3am, you may want to change your dosing schedule. What medication are you taking? Knowing this would enable me to provider with more precise information. ## 3 am and then the next day at 3 pm and so on. ## I'm taking a antibiotic for my sinus infection. It says to take it every 12 hours by mouth. So what does that mean? ## It means that you should take the recommended dose once every 12 hours. So if you took one dose at 9 am, you should take the next dose at 9 pm. Does that make sense? ## It depends on the drug. Is it time critical such as a diabetic med or an antibiotic. Diabetic me...

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Macrobid and longterm heart palpitations

I was prescribed Macrobid 4 times a day for 14 days back in June 2015. After 10 days my heart was racing , I had a headache so bad it felt like my brain was swelling. After reading some blogs and seeing what other folks were experiencing I quit taking them on day 10. I am still having severe palpitations 3 months later and feeling my heart skipping beats. Until the Macrobid I have never had this happen. I recently was put on a 24 hour heart monitor and it only worked for 14 hours before it errored. When they downloaded the recording it showed I had over 5000 incidents in the 14 hours. I'm scheduled now for an echo cardiac ultrasound in 3 days and my physician wants to put me on a low dose beta blocker. I feel nervous about the beta-blocker so am waiting til the ultrasound. My questi...

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Round White Pill AMG/YH

I was given a medium sized white pill with AMG on one side and YH on the other for a dental problem. What is it ## Was given this in South Korea after I said my stomach hurt taking the antibiotics for implant surgery. It was an anti-acid or something like that. ## l was also given that kind of pill after having an implant surgery here in south korea..actually they gave me 3 medicines..Tylenol,Augmentin and this Amg yh....they said these drugs are strong so our stomach will not feel good after taking it... ## I also got that pill, medium circular and white, AMG on one side, YH on the other side. An OBGYN in South Korea prescribed to me

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Can I take Doxycycline with Methadone?

Hi I'm on 118 mg of methadone and I was just prescribed 100 mg of doxycycline. Since I've started taking this combination I have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms. About 30 minutes after I take my antibiotic I start getting leg cramps, sneezed and about a hour after i take it I'm on the toilet with the diarrhea. I don't know if its an effect of taking both or just the antibiotic ## Hello Dee, According to the NIH drug interaction checker there should be no issue with taking these two medications together. It's possible that the doxycycline is causing these problems. Among the listed side effects of docycycline diarrhea is one of them as well as mild discomfort but it doesn't specify which type of discomfort. I think that your leg cramping up is a pretty decen...

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Side effects of Bactrim

I need to know of any side effects that may occur while taking this medication. ## Are there any risks to taking this medication understanding that the patient is 35 weeks pregnant? ## I took it for sinusitis/ear infection and got a terrible case of hives. ## You can't take Bactrim if you are allergic to sulfa (ie. that case of hives) ## Rash can occur ## My 9yr old daughter was prescribed Bactrim for treatment of a bladder infection. 2 pills twice a day for 7 days on 8th day she broke out in severe hives and a red pin point rash all over her body head to toes she also ran a fever. She has had the rash so far for 4days. Doctor says rash is possible side effect or possible allergic reaction. ## Any medication can cause a possible allergic reaction (rash, hives and more severe reactio...

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is macrobid safe to give dogs

My 7 month old puppy seems to have a UTI. I have macro is for my own recurring UTIs. Is it safe to use for my dog? ## Hello, Troy! How are you and the pup? Yes, it is safe to use in dogs and is prescribed to them for UTIs, as well. However, that doesn't necessarily mean it's safe for your pup. If they have any type of problem with kidney function, or a kidney disease, they can't take it. Thus, it would be best to consult with your vet, first, to be safe. The FDA classifies this medication as an antibiotic and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you so much for your reply. After searching several other sites, along with this one, I decided to giv...

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levofloxacin 500mg shelf life

I have 6 levofloxacin 500 mg tablets with an expiration date of 12-23-13. Will they still be effective? ## Medications do lost efficacy over time, so they may not work well enough to full eradicate an infection, according to NIH reports. Thus, it would be best to dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription, if you need an antibiotic. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is Levofloxacin good after 5 yrs? What is the shelf life? ## I also have levofloxacin tablets that are 4 years old, 6 tabs have salivary duct infection. Can I take this?

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side effects of cherifer

side effects of cherrifer vitamins ## I chanced upon your site researching for side effects of Cherifer. You sent me an email asking for my story. I have no story to tell other than I wanted to get answer for my son's research paper. My son is a student nurse in Philippines. I am an RN, myself but have yet to practice. ## im 26 yrs old now, and 5'2 of height. im asking if i can try to drink cherifier at my age now? and what would be the side effects in me? coz, my friend who did took this med. doesnt gain height, but gained weight. if ever can i ask what would i best do to gain height.. thank you... ## I've been taking cherifer PGM for like a week now... I don't know but I noticed i gained an inch. I measured my height before taking it and measured it again just now... I...

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Becotrim 960

I filled a mail order prescription for bactrim and when i received it, it said becotrim 960. Is this the same? The pills came from india / combitic global caplet pvt ltd. ## Bactrim is sold in the U.S. as an antibiotic for bacterial infections. I researched and looked for becotrim 960. I'm unable to find anything about the becotrim. You said it came from India. The United States do import medications because we do have manufacturing plants in countries like India. However, did you have a prescription for it or did you just wanted to order from a site without having to use a prescription? The pill could very well be Bactrim or it could very well be useless. This is why I go to a local pharmacy, which will carry this product. Did the pharmacy you use have Bactrim DS (double strength)....

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