Antibiotic

Antibiotic

Antibiotic
Antibiotics are drugs that kill infections caused by bacteria.

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    Cleocin Vaginal Ovules are a vaginal suppository formulation of clindamycin containing 100mg of Clindamycin in each ovule. This medication is used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Each ovule is inserted vaginally once nightly for 3 consecutive nights. This shortened treatment option for bacterial vaginosis has been very effective and well tolerated in non-pregnant women.
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    The generic name for Ganstisin Pediatric is sulfisoxazole.
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    The dose of Gantrisin Pediatric depends on the weight of the patient in kilograms. The first dose is 75 mg/kg. The next doses are 150mg/kg/day divided in 4 doses (about 37.5 mg/kg for each dose).

    Gantrisin comes in bottles of 100 mg/ml. For example, a 10 kg infant (about 22 pounds) would be given 1 1/2 tsp for the first dose and 3/4 tsp for the maintenance doses. Gantrisin should not be given to infants under 2 months of age.

     

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    The generic name for Amikin Pediatric is Amikacin sulfate an antibiotic.
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    Amikin Pediatric or amikacin sulfate is in the class D category for pregnant women meaning that it is not safe for women to use during pregnancy. Amikin rapidly crosses the placenta going to the kidneys and urine of the fetus causing damage. Ototoxicity is known to occur with other aminoglycosides and could potentially occur with Amikin.

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    Do not take Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Phenazopyridine, or Zotrim, if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or expect to become pregnant unless instructed by your doctor. This medication is not approved for use in children. It may increase risk of liver or kidney disease and skin reactions or bone marrow suppression in elderly patients. If you are allergic to any of the medication’s ingredients or have had an allergic reaction to sulfonamide in the past, do not take this medication. Zotrim should not be confused with the weight loss drug Zotrim.
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    Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Phenazopyridine, also known as Zotrim, is a multi-ingredient medication used to treat specific types of urinary tract infections. These include urinary tract infections caused by strains of Enterobacter species Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Proteus mirabilis, Morganella morganii, and Proteus vulgaris. Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Phenazopyridine is only meant to relieve symptoms but not to treat the cause of the symptoms. Individuals using this medication should still seek a definitive diagnosis and discontinue use of the medication once alternative treatment has begun. Prescription Zotrim should not be confused with the weight loss drug Zotrim.
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    Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim treatment may cause a number of side effects. Call 911 if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, including hives, skin rash or swelling of the face, tongue or throat. Also, tell your doctor if you experience any of the following severe side effects: easy bruising or bleeding, pale skin, watery or bloody diarrhea, slow or weak heart rate, severe fatigue or weakness, nausea or loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, dark or discolored urine, infrequent urination, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), signs of an infection, such as fever or sore throat, confusion, irritability, hallucinations, seizures or shortness of breath. You may experience side effects that do not require medical attention unless they worsen or last for a long time. These include: dizziness or ringing of the ears, painful or swollen tongue, joint pain or difficulty sleeping. Talk to your doctor if you have any disturbing side effects or ones that are not included on this list.  

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    The combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is used as an antibiotic to treat conditions, such as middle ear infections (in children), urinary tract infections, severe bronchitis and complications arising from bacterial infections of the digestive tract, such as travelers' diarrhea. This antibiotic combination also has been helpful in the treatment of pneumonia for people with weakened immune systems. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is available in the form of a tablet, injection or an oral suspension. In the US, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim antibiotics are available under the brand names Bactrim, Septra and Sulfatrim. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim treats bacterial infections and not viral infections, such as the flu.

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    Speak with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before taking sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It also is not recommended for people who have kidney or liver disorders, malabsorption syndrome (in which your intestines do not absorb nutrients properly), anyone with a history of bronchial asthma or anyone who has AIDS. People taking sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim treatment for bacterial infections due to an AIDS infection may experience more severe side effects. If you have anemia due to a deficiency in folic acid you should not be treated with sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. If you are malnourished, have a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency) or are frequently exposed to sunlight, speak to your doctor regarding sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim treatment.

    Tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, especially anticoagulants, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, seizure medications, diuretics (water pills) or other sulfonamide drugs. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim treatment is not recommended for infants under two months of age. Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Life-threatening conditions, such as bone marrow disorders, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, skin disorders or agranulocytosis, have rarely been associated with the use of sulfonamides such as sulfamethoxazole. Ask your doctor if sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim treatment is right for you.