What do you think of a white blood count of 10.7 while on IV Levaquin and Flagyl?
Asked by Kathyrn Stogsdill 2 years ago.
it doesn't mean anything in isolation. is it trending up? down? what's the peak? how old is the person? co-morbidities? other meds? clearly the docs suspect an infection, so you're in good hands, I'd say. Answered by Mathilde Hubbartt 2 years ago.
What is Flagyl?
and how do you take is flagyl like supposotories or medicine that you drink i'm sorry if i sound stupid but im confused
Asked by Annice Araiza 2 years ago.
An antibiotic that has been around a very long time. It's most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections, kidney infections and some venerial diseases. The side affects are sometimes not so pleasant including vomiting, yeast infection. It can be given orally or through IV infusion. Answered by Cris Sagastegui 2 years ago.
Flagyl is an antibiotic, very strong if I remember right. It can be administered orally or through IV. I must tell you... it is absolutely the worst. The side effects are hell. When I was 13 I had an awful kidney infection so I was administered Flagyl both via IV and then orally when I was finally discharged. But it does work though. Good luck. Answered by Dawna Mcglocklin 2 years ago.
Flagyl is an antibiotic. I can be taken orally or through an IV Answered by Oneida Vess 2 years ago.
Flagyl is an antibiotic. It is usually taken by mouth (as a pill). The generic name is metronidazole. Answered by Val Chaney 2 years ago.
The best motive you don't seem to be meant to drink whilst you're on an antibiotic is on account that the antibiotic would possibly not paintings as good. You would possibly not die or whatever like that however the antibiotic is not going to do it is task... Answered by Ronda Spells 2 years ago.
How and where is the anti-biotic Flagyl (Metronidazole) absorbed?
I suppose the 'where' is my primary question. I have been prescribed Flagyl and Levaquin to treat what is almost certainly (CT will say for sure-all prayers welcome) for an ischiorectal abscess. I do not have, however, ANY colon nor the terminal 6 feet of my small intestine and have a permanent ileostomy...
Asked by Hien Connington 2 years ago.
I suppose the 'where' is my primary question. I have been prescribed Flagyl and Levaquin to treat what is almost certainly (CT will say for sure-all prayers welcome) for an ischiorectal abscess. I do not have, however, ANY colon nor the terminal 6 feet of my small intestine and have a permanent ileostomy due to Ulcerative Colitis. I have seen this doctor only twice and it was the second visit yesterday that the abscess was discovered. He asked on both visits how much of my colon was left, twice yesterday. I seem to remember being prescribed Flagyl when I was fighting UC and am a bit worried it's effects are useless to me. PLEASE help. Thanks. Answered by Marlon Krzeczkowski 2 years ago.
80% of an oral dose is absorbed through the GI tract. It is then widely distributed into most body tissues and fluids via the blood stream, including bone, bile, saliva, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, vaginal secretions, seminal fluid, and cerebral and hepatic abscesses. It is metabolized my your liver then eliminated through your urine. In other words Flagyl is a non specific antibiotic, It doesnt target one specific thing, it is a very broad spectrum antibiotic and will go everywhere and treat anything it finds. The combination of the 2 anitbiotics that you have been placed on is very extensive, and what ever you are fighting my prayers go out for you. Make sure you take all the antibiotic and if your symptoms are still present the days after you finish go back to the dr immediately so the infection does not become resistant. The infection may also need to be sent for cultures to see what antibiotics it is resistant and non resistant to. If that does not work then you may be looking at IV antibiotics which is put straight into your bloodstream bypassing the GI track all together. But that is way more invasive. Requires multiple doses, is hard on your veins. Lets just hope oral antibiotics work. Answered by Rosemary Lesniak 2 years ago.
DIVERTICULITIS- on FLagyl (allergic to cipro) What to eat?
Hi I am having my first and hopefully last bout of diverticulitis. I discovered after 3 doses of cipro and flagyl that I am allergic to cipro. So I am just continuing with the flagyl. Has anyone ever experienced that or just been on flagyl for an attack. Also my main concern is what the heck to eat?? And for how...
Asked by Forrest Bissonnette 2 years ago.
Hi I am having my first and hopefully last bout of diverticulitis. I discovered after 3 doses of cipro and flagyl that I am allergic to cipro. So I am just continuing with the flagyl. Has anyone ever experienced that or just been on flagyl for an attack. Also my main concern is what the heck to eat?? And for how long, when do I start adding fiber back in? Thanks Answered by Voncile Palazola 2 years ago.
talk to your doctor on what to eat. My mom was hospitalized and only had iv's for a week. Then was on a liquid diet and progress to soft bland food. The worse things to eat is things with seeds and harder to digest foods. Answered by Joslyn Stoppel 2 years ago.
Why would you need the drug Flagyl given to you for gyn surgery? Isn't that to get rid of stomach parasites?
I remember someone getting that drug for Giardia. I'm confused as why it would be used for gyn surgery.
Asked by Cory Marban 2 years ago.
Flagyl (metronidazole) is active both against certain protozoa (Giardia, Trichomonas) and against anaerobic bacteria that can cause serious infections after abdominal surgery. The pharmacology text I teach from mostly discusses Flagyl in the context of the protozoa like Giardia, but it is a heavy-duty and important anti-bacterial drug as well. It would be used for surgery to prevent post-surgical infections. Answered by Davida Shemper 2 years ago.
it's commonly used for gi (gastrointestinal) and gu(gyno-urological) purposes. for surgery they likely used it prophylactically (or to prevent) an infection. Answered by Thad Rougeau 2 years ago.
Salmonella infection without diarrhea?
My 80 yo mom has acute sever lower abdominal pain. She also has elevated WBC, BUN, & Creatnine. She has not had diarrhea , actually she has not had BM in 4 days. She is hospitalized & on Flagyl IV. Could this possible be Salmonella infection?
Asked by Echo Beltrain 2 years ago.
unlikely to be salmonella , flagyl is for anaerobic infections , Answered by Delbert Miville 2 years ago.
Yes, I've had it at least twice in the past 10 years. The last time, I got it from bad macaroni salad from KFC and I was sick for a week. Answered by Gladis Egleston 2 years ago.
My yorkie has a liver shunt.She weights 10pds.She takes .5 Flagyl 2x a day.She still has bad days.any thoughts
Asked by Kieth Swire 2 years ago.
When is her surgery scheduled for? That's the only way to correct a shunt. She might need to be hospitalized on IV fluids and other medications until she's ready. If you haven't yet seen a board-certified veterinary surgical specialist, that's what you need to do next. If you have, you need to be discussing this with her doctor. No one here is going to be able to give you any specific medical advice, as every case is different.....and most people here do not have a degree in veterinary medicine. If the diagnosis has already been made (it's pretty straightforward), there's really no point in sending samples anywhere. The definitive treatment...and only cure...is surgery to close the shunt. Anything else is only palliative. Flagyl IS probably the most appropriate antibiotic for this, btw. It is not a dewormer. It is very effective against anaerobic bacteria and also has some antiinflammatory effects. It is commonly used for intestinal and liver problems. It is also effective against certain protozoan parasites. It is not a subsitute for surgery, however. It's just to help get the dog in better shape for it. Answered by Rey Kamin 2 years ago.
U don't give her age... and as 10 # is H U G E for a Yorkie, i'm guessing that she made it to adulthood? most pups with serious liver-shunts don't make it past 6 mos; the shunt means they are living in a constant toxic state, as their liver can't properly detoxify their blood, with so much of the flow diverted. surgery to close off the abnormal blood vessel is the only way to improve a dog's function and life, that i'm aware of - it can be partly shut-down with a suture or a clamp, or ligated completely. Flagyl is a worming med, i believe; not a med that has to do with her shunt, a separate issue. Answered by Nia Housden 2 years ago.
Please tell me about the medicine called flagyl?
It's for a v*** infection. Is it a probiotic, or antibiotic? Thanks for the answer!
Asked by Judith Cerverizzo 2 years ago.
Its an anti-fungal drug taken by mouth or administered via IV infusion used to treat parasitic infections including Giardia infections of the small intestine, amebic liver abscess and amebic dysentery (infection of the colon causing bloody diarrhea), bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, vaginal infections. Also used alone or in combination with other antibiotics i.e. (vancomycin) in treating abscesses in the liver, pelvis, abdomen and brain caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. Metronidazole is also used in treating infection of the colon caused by a bacterium called C. difficile aka (C Diff) PREGNANCY: Metronidazole is not used in early pregnancy because of potential adverse effects on the fetus. NURSING MOTHERS: Metronidazole is excreted in breast milk. Nursing mothers, because of potential adverse effects on the newborn, should not use metronidazole. SIDE EFFECTS / OTHER DRUG INTERACTIONS: See your MD. Answered by Bart Dauber 2 years ago.
Hello, Flagyl is an antimicrobial agent. It is quite potent for some protozoal and anaerobic infections (ie bacteria that do not need oxygen to live) It is also known as Metronidazole. You could check the BNF on BNF.org It can cause some reaction when taken with alcohol. It can also cause a rash. Hope this is helpful. Answered by Demetrius Husselbee 2 years ago.
It is an antifungal (so NOT for urinary tract infections, more likely for vaginal infections: thrush) which will cause extreme drowsiness if combined with alcohol, it can make one nauseous (wanting to puke) too. It also works well against bacteria which will grows with alsmost no oxygen (anaerobes, in practice mostly intestinal bacteria, or the infamous Clostridium difficile which occurs in the bowel after a course of antibiotic and can make people very ill indeed. Answered by Fermina Gittinger 2 years ago.
Flagyl- used for many things. It will leave a taste in your mouth like "metal" Sun sensitivity also. Some people have to take it long tern for Crohn's disease and other colon problems. It is a good drug but yeast infections of vagina and mouth can and will develop. Talk with doctor. Answered by Lennie Lind 2 years ago.
i have used flagyl a lot i used it for urinary tract infections as a antibiotic but im sure there is plenty of diffrent uses for it Answered by Marquerite Ripperger 2 years ago.
I used to get bv a lot because of a botched surgery.... the medication gives you a nasty yeast infection once you stop taking it... about day three after it... so start taking acidophilus pills now to get your body back in track... its the only thing that kept me from going crazy . Answered by Pinkie Brassil 2 years ago.
It treats trichomoniasis (an std caused by a one-celled parasite). It is an anti-parasitic. It has a side effect of clashing with alcohol it it is ingested. Answered by Giuseppe Hamel 2 years ago.
My puppie has parvo and shes about to die and I'm about to give up how can we cure her?
We have been treating this little girl for five day operating under the vets orders. She is about to die but we want her to live. We have been using-pedialytechicken brothpepto bosmol/kaeopectateregllantri-sulfaflagylIV Nothing seems to be working please help. I need my little Cassie to get...
Asked by Ji Pesqueira 2 years ago.
We have been treating this little girl for five day operating under the vets orders. She is about to die but we want her to live. We have been using- pedialyte chicken broth pepto bosmol/kaeopectate regllan tri-sulfa flagyl IV Nothing seems to be working please help. I need my little Cassie to get better. Answered by Porter Stropus 2 years ago.
try and speak to your vet about more options but if no medicine is working I think it's best for her to be put down I know it's hard But do you want her to be in agony? Answered by Nidia Hawk 2 years ago.
I'm pretty sure it's puppy. Answered by Laura Kiesser 2 years ago.
PLEASE help i have --BV---how do i get rid of it?!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
i usually eat probiotic yoghurt- should this not have cleared it up??
Asked by Mindi Dempsey 2 years ago.
ok im in my late teens. iv had BV (bacterial vaginosis) for a few years now but i was too scared to do anything about it. recently i plucked up the courage to go to the doctor and she prescribed me with flagyl. however, i have read a lot of material about this drug (because its an antibiotic-and i dont like taking them) and i have found that its not very effective and has many different side effects (like thrush!!!). so i dont really know what to do now. my main problem is the fishy smell- its gross.. i dont get much discharge. i got bv because i used to wash down below with soapy water. i think i should do something along with taking flagyl like putting probiotic yogurt on a tampon?? the flaygyl gets rid of good and bad bacteria.. so by restoring it with the yoghurt- i might be back to "normal"?? PLEASE HELP!!! with any comments, suggestions!! has anyone gotten bv and gotten rid of it? Answered by Christian Aken 2 years ago.
I've had BV before-you're right its a pain. I've taken Flagyl before and it worked so if you haven't taken it before, and since its usually only a 7-10 day course, you might want to give it a try. There are some homeopathic recipes for curing BV on the web. One that made sense to me was a yogurt douche using plain yogurt, with active cultures. But you had to do it three times a day for a few weeks. Blech. For my money, I would try the Flagyl first. The yogurt tampon is not a good idea because it could be a breeding ground for other infections like the kind that cause toxic shock. Good general concept though. If you go with the Flagyl, which was what I did, I think that eating yogurt on a regular basis during and after is a good idea. That will help not only your vagina but your gut recolonize after the Flagyl does its thing. ADD: Once the infection has set it, I don't think that eating it is enough to "cure", just prevent. If you actually want to treat I think you have to apply the yogurt directly as a douche. Thats a little too messy for me personally but if you want to try it, I know there are websites that describe the process. Answered by Marlin Mastrocola 2 years ago.