What is the best antibiotic?
What is the best (one size fits all) antibiotic & penicillin? Example: If the world ended and we were no longer able to get anymore prescriptions, the best antibiotic and penicillin
Asked by Elliot Crady 5 months ago.
There is no "one size fits all antibiotic." The antibiotics that are effective against some of the widest range and/or most resistant of bacteria such as drugs like Zosyn (piperacillin/tazobactam), Timentin (ticarcillin/clavulanate), Tygacil (tigecycline), Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil), Zyvoxam, Zyvox (linezolid), Cubicin (daptomycin), and many others are excellent (when used properly) but if they were used to treat fairly basic and simple infections that drugs like Keflex (cephalexin), Amoxil (amoxicillin), Pen Vee K (penicillin VK), and other commonly used oral antibiotics could treat then fairly quickly even what are currently the most effective antibiotics would rapidly lose their effectiveness. In many Scandinavian countries they have moved away from using more advanced antibiotics and as a result rarely need them since it is very uncommon for there to be bacteria that can't be treated with basic medication like penicillin, Keflex, or clindamycin. But if I had to pick I would probably say doxycycline or minocycline (unfortunately after they expire they become toxic) however neither is the best of the best, they are both just really good and treat things from acne to anthrax. Answered by Louella Goshen 5 months ago.
Each antibiotic had its own use. Like for a toothache you would get penicillin. I don't think there is an antibiotic for "anything" Answered by Malorie Rollf 5 months ago.
there is no best or one size fits all antibiotic.....i work in a hospital, if there was a "best" antibiotic, we would use it with every person who needed antibiotics...... Answered by Clementina Marean 5 months ago.
there is no one size fits all antibiotic. antibiotics are for bacterial infections,they do nothing for viruses. antibiotics are specific as to what they can affect. Answered by Marilynn Berkhalter 5 months ago.
What are the most common drugs used in Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)?
At least 10.. thanks!
Asked by Millie Brakefield 5 months ago.
norepinephrine dopamine dobutamine vancomycin ceftriaxone piperacillin-tazobactam amiodarone propofol lorazepam insulin Answered by Reyna Ruttman 5 months ago.
Why give a patient zosyn when allergc to penicilln?
Asked by Cleora Galindez 5 months ago.
Please see the web pages for more details on Piperacillin and Tazobactam (generic name) Zosyn (brand name). Answered by Hulda Trometter 5 months ago.
Zosyn contains a derivative of penicillin...as do a lot of antibiotics...there is less likely to be a reaction to this. Believe it or not, drugs that contain penicillin derivatives rarely cause allergic reactions to people with penicillin allergy. I say this as a nurse and as someone with a PCN allergy too... Answered by Arielle Nessel 5 months ago.
Urine Culture Results, a little worried?
I just received my result from my urine test and was hoping someone might be able to help me make some sense out of it as the doctors office is not open and I'm stressing myself out. I will type it all out the way it is on the paperUrine Gram Stain FinalWBC/HPF: 3+EPI/HPF: 3+Gram positive Bacilli:...
Asked by Loura Gotchy 5 months ago.
I just received my result from my urine test and was hoping someone might be able to help me make some sense out of it as the doctors office is not open and I'm stressing myself out. I will type it all out the way it is on the paper Urine Gram Stain Final WBC/HPF: 3+ EPI/HPF: 3+ Gram positive Bacilli: 3+ Gram Negative Bacilli 4+ Culture urine final >100,000/ML Escherichia Coli ~35,000/ML Periurethral Flora Isolated 1. Esherichia Coli Apmicillin <=2 Cefazolin <=4 Cefoxitin <=4 amikacin <=2 Gentamicin <=1 Tobramicin <=1 Amoxicillin/CA <=2 imipenem <=1 Piperacillin/Tazobactam <=4 Ciprofloxacin <=0.25 nitrofurantoin <=16 Trimethorprim/sulfa <=20 Levofloxacin <=0.12 Cefepime <=1 I hope this helps someone to help me ease my mind til i can call my doctor and get my questions answered Answered by Thomasine Tousley 5 months ago.
You have a bladder infection. Not a really big deal, most people are able to clear them in a few days on their own. When you go to the doctor, they might give you antibiotics. Stay clear of extra sugar, as bacteria feed on it. Answered by Margarete Linzie 5 months ago.
Nothing to fret about. I've looked at gallons of urine; seeing 2-3 WBC/HPF really isn't much of nothing. Everyone sloughs off occasional white cells. Answered by Ming Pocasangre 5 months ago.
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation or skin breakdown?
My mom had severe sepsis in July 2013 after having an infection after a colon resection. During the week that she was on a ventilator, I noticed purple zig zags, lines, and dots all over her back every time she was turned. They reminded me of petichiae. Once she was better enough to be transferred out of ICU, the...
Asked by Arica Bordas 5 months ago.
My mom had severe sepsis in July 2013 after having an infection after a colon resection. During the week that she was on a ventilator, I noticed purple zig zags, lines, and dots all over her back every time she was turned. They reminded me of petichiae. Once she was better enough to be transferred out of ICU, the once purple dots, zig zags, and lines left scars all over her back. She asked me "what are all of these scratches," and I tried to explain to her what was happening. She was also on IV heparin, a CRRT machine, 2 vasopressors, a continuous insulin infusion, saline infusion, vancomycin, Piperacillin-Tazobactam, IV fluconazole, IV propofol, and other things. Answered by Cori Muehl 5 months ago.
If she had DIC it most likely was related to her sepsis and all the drugs were needed to maintain her blood pressure, etc. Sounds like she is lucky to still be alive. Answered by Vaughn Hoppa 5 months ago.
Infection called Pseudomonas?
I had this infection for a wile now, and my arms feel like there seizing up on me plus they pain like hell can Pseudomonas cause this pain I tried antibiotic with no luck so far anyone that mite be able to help would be greatly appreciated
Asked by Jami Nemzek 5 months ago.
A pseudomonas infection is caused by a bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and may affect any part of the body. Because P. aeruginosa is commonly resistant to antibiotics, infections are usually treated with two antibiotics at once. Pseudomonas infections may be treated with combinations of ceftazidime (Ceftaz, Fortraz, Tazicef), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), imipenem (Primaxin), gentamicin (Garamycin), tobramycin (Nebcin), ticarcillin-clavulanate (Timentin), or piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn). Most antibiotics are administered intravenously or orally for two to six weeks. Treatment of an eye infection requires local application of antibiotic drops. Surgical treatment of pseudomonas infections is sometimes necessary to remove infected and damaged tissue. Surgery may be required for brain abscesses, eye infections, bone and joint infections, ear infections, heart infections, and wound infections. Infected wounds and burns may cause permanent damage requiring arm or leg amputation. Piece of advice, take all the information from Answers and other websites with a grain of salt. Use it to educate yourself and be better able to discuss treatment options with your doctor, as they are better aware of the situation. It does not hurt to consult with another doctor if you are not happy with the one you have. Best of luck for a speedy recovery. Answered by Katia Krepps 5 months ago.
There is not enough information here. Pseudomonas is often found in your lungs and can cause an infection there but can be present in other locations also. A full course of antibiotics usually clears it up. You don't say how long you have had this infection - "a while" could be several days or several months. If you still have any signs of an infection present, you should have been back to your doctor for a recheck to see if the course of the antibiotics (length of time you take them) might need to be extended. Hopefully, you are taking some tylenol or ibuprofen on a regular basis for the pain in your arms and consider seeing your doctor about this if there is any signs of infection still present. Answered by Yen Lumantas 5 months ago.
Pseudomonas can cause infections and pain from the infection, and Pseudomonas are resistant to many antibiotics. Has a doctor told you that you have Pseudomonas, or do you just think that's what it is? If it hasn't been done already, your doctor needs to do a culture to determine what bacteria is causing your infection. At the very least, your doc needs to prescribe a different antibiotic. Have you given this one enough time to work (about 4-7 days)? You should go back to the Dr. Answered by Flo Pushcar 5 months ago.
Throat Culture & Sensitivity Test Results have arrived- Any Doctor here?
Culture Report:Moderategrowth of Staphylococcus aureus isolated after 48 HourSensitive to: Co-amoxiclav, Cefuroxime, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, Teicoplanin, Vancomycin, Oxacillin, CefoxitinResistant To: Ampicillin, Penicillin.Moderate growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated after 48 HourSensitive...
Asked by Mariana Pettey 5 months ago.
Culture Report: Moderategrowth of Staphylococcus aureus isolated after 48 Hour Sensitive to: Co-amoxiclav, Cefuroxime, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, Teicoplanin, Vancomycin, Oxacillin, Cefoxitin Resistant To: Ampicillin, Penicillin. Moderate growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated after 48 Hour Sensitive To: Amikacin, Cefepime, Ceftazidime, Ceftriaxone, Cefuroxime, Ciprofloxamin, Co-amoxiclav, Gentamicin, Imipenem, Meropenem, Piperacillin+Tazobactam Resistant To: Ampicillin, Cotrimoxazole I am facing chest pain, pain in throat & strange headaches since the last almost 6 months so I have got my Throat Culture done and these are the results. Please confirm what is wrong with me and what should I do to fix it? Answered by Shela Eschberger 5 months ago.
I'm not a doctor but maybe I can help explain your reports. What you have is a staph infection in your throat. They generally grow cultures for 48 hours to see what type of bacteria grows out in the culture. They get this culture when they swab your throat. When it says 'resistant to' that means those antibiotics will not work on this particular staph infection. Your infection will not respond to Ampicillin or Penicillin. Kelbsiella pneumoniae is another type of infection that is generally found in the lungs but can also be in the throat especially if you've been coughing. The report says you had 'moderate' growth so your infections are not rampant or serious. The best thing you can do is to take any medications exactly as the doctor prescribed. If you smoke, stop. Also drink plenty of fluids, no alcohol, and get plenty of rest. I hope this helps you some. Answered by Annabel Waynick 5 months ago.
I'm an RN x 25yrs and agree with the information given by Cindy. Based solely on this report, I think your Physician will probably choose to treat you with Ceftin. No one can diagnose you without a physical examination- we can't hear your breath sounds, see your throat, nor do we have the complete history behind this ailment or your medical history. Diagnosing and treating a patient isn't as easy as it may seem. Answered by Rosamond Maginn 5 months ago.
You need to let the doctor swab your throat. I have the same issue right now...went to urgent care yesterday for a throat culture. I gagged several times, but you just have to swallow, breathe, and let them go in again and again until they get enough. Answered by Marcelle Relihan 5 months ago.
How do I become familiar with this medication list?
Like a week before school my prof. emailed me this medication list to be familiar with and write up....Is there an easier way to look up all these meds and not have to write them out? She wants me to do a drug sheet for each...Medications ListTypeMedicationAnalgesic/ UrinaryPhenazopyridine...
Asked by Dung Willey 5 months ago.
Like a week before school my prof. emailed me this medication list to be familiar with and write up....Is there an easier way to look up all these meds and not have to write them out? She wants me to do a drug sheet for each... Medications List TypeMedication Analgesic/ UrinaryPhenazopyridine (Pyridium) Ditropan Detrol AntibioticAmikain Amoxicillin Amoxicillin/ Clavulanic Acid Amhotericin B Ampicillin Ampicillin/ Sulbactam (Unasym) Azthromycin Bactracin Cefazolin Cefazolin 1/ Metronidazole Ceftazidime Cefuroxime Ciprofloxacin Clindamycin Clotrimazole Trouche Demeclocycline Dicloxacillin Doxycycline Erythromycin Fluconazole Gentamicin AntibioticIsoniazid (INH) Ketoconazole Levofloxacin Linezolid (Zyvox) Metronidazole (Flagyl) Miconazole Neomycin Sulfate (Bacitracin) Nystatin Oxacillin Penicillin G Benz/ Procaine Penicillin G Benzathine Penicillin G Potassium Penicillin G Procaine Penicillin V Potassium Piperacillin Piperacillin/ Tazobactam (Zosyn) Polymyxin B Sulfate (Neosporin) Pyrazinamide Rifampin Tetracycline Tobramycin Tygacil Unasym Vancomycin AnticoagulantEnoxaparin Heparin Warfarin Vitamin K Antiemetic-5- HT3- AntagonistCompazine, Zofran Class II Controlled SubstanceHaldol Codiene Fentanyl Hydromorphone Meperidine HCL (Demerol) Methadone HCL Methylphenidate HCL (Ritalin) Morphine Oxycodone Oxycodone 5 mg/APAP 325 mg Class III-V Controlled SubstanceAcetaminophen/ Codeine 120/12 Acetaminophen/ Codeine 300/30 Alprazolam Clonazepam Codeine/ Calcium Iodide Diazepam Diphenoxylate 2.5 mg/ Atrophine (Lomotil) Guifenesine/ Codeine 200/20 Hydrocodone 5mg/ APAP 500mg Lorazepam Midazolam Class III-V Controlled SubstancePhenobarbital Propoxyphene (Darvon) Temazepam (Restoril) Zolpidem CorticosteroidsBetamethasone Cortisone Acetate Dexamethasone Hydrocortisone Methylprednisolone Predinisolone Prednisone Flu Prophylaxis& Pneumonia vaccine IV Nutritional AgentsTPN/PPN LaxativesColace Senikot S Lactulose Citrate of Magnesia M.O.M. Lasix& Bumex Spironolactone (Aldactone) Quinapril (Accupril) Metoprolol XL (Toprol) Diltiazem CD (Tazar) Digixon (Lanoxin) Atenolol (Tenormin) Amiodarone (Cordorone)Coreg Nadolol (Corgard) Betapace (Altace) Respiratory MedsXopenex Albuterol Atrovent Beclomethasone Budisonide (Pulmicort) Mucomyst Olanzcypine (Zyprexa) Fluctretine (Prozac)& Zoloft, Buspar Alprazolan (Xanax)& Wellbutrin Lecothyroxine (Synthroid) Ferrous Sulfate Calcium Carbonate Aldentronate Updates were made by staff and I didn’t have time to check for doubles. Please add the following: Pancreas? Kayexalate Megace Phoslo Iron (Feosol) MVI (multivitamin) Actos Namenda Metformin Insulin all types Sinemet Narcan Romazicone Nulytely Librium Answered by Jalisa Rissman 5 months ago.
That's a hell of a list. Honestly the only way you're going to get them memorized is either to give them regularly (if you're a nurse) or to write them all down. Write down what they are for, dosages, side effects, etc. Literally doing it helps you get them down. You already have many of them separated by their effects which is good and is a starting point. Answered by Eneida Duchesne 5 months ago.
OMG this is a dream come true for me! I used to be a CPht and I miss it. I don't know if *you* have ever worked in a pharmacy but they keep a giant brown book that includes the information on every single drug known to man. It's the stuff you'd find in the folded pamphlet that accompanies drugs inside the bottles. I worked for Walgreens, but it's been a couple of years. I'm not sure if they still keep it around, call the Pharmacist on duty and ask about it. See if it's available anywhere else, like a medical library you might have access to? Answered by Bernadette Djuric 5 months ago.
Yes, it can turn into a mental ilness. Don't listen to the other two people who responded. An overactive imagination about success and wealth and other things of that nature can lead to frustration and possibly into a serious mental condition. You need to focus on reasonable and real things, and It doesn't help you are on anti-depressants. Answered by Kit Malewski 5 months ago.
MY DAD IS IN THE HOSPITAL ON VANCOMYCIN IV. BUT THEY ARE SAYING HE DON'T HAVE AN INFECTION?
No i didnt hear wrong. Thats why its so crazy. Now today they are saying its an infection but they dont know what kind. Its like what are they hiding?
Asked by Coletta Franken 5 months ago.
He had open heart surgery 3 weeks ago. His incision started looking infected then it started bleeding. He was put back in the hospital & they using vac therapy on him & plan on putting a plate in his chest. This is whats crazy. They giving him vancomycin & zosyn by iv but they are trying to say he don't have an infection. Has anyone ever heard of this? PLEASE HELP!! I NEED SOME INPUT ON THIS!! THANK YOU Answered by Tempie Sifford 5 months ago.
Empiric treatment with antibiotics is started when an infection is suspected but not confirmed. Generally, a more conservative approach is taken when treating surgical patients to prevent further complications. The antibiotics selected have the following coverage: Vancomycin covers gram positives and Zosyn (Piperacillin + Tazobactam) cover gram positives, gram negatives, pseudamonas, plus some other bacterias. I am sure that cultures of the affected area on your dad were taken when he was admitted to the hospital. Depending on the results of the cultures, it is possible that the antibiotic regimen may be changed or discontinued. Stay informed about your dad's condition. Ask questions and if you don't understand the doctor, ask them to explain it again. Answered by Bee Suentenfuss 5 months ago.
I can only assume that you heard wrong. No doctor I know would give IV antibiotics to a patient, and might I add a top notch antibiotics at that, if there is no sign/evidence of severe infection. Your dad is obviously very ill, and over the next few days, the doctors will try to stabilize his condition before inserting the metal plate in his chest. And good luck to both of you. Answered by Vicente Papas 5 months ago.
What antibiotics would be used if you got shot in the intestines, and fecal matter would infect it?
What antibiotics would be used if you got shot in the intestines, and fecal matter would infect the intestines? I heard if that happens, it'll eventually shut down all your organs due to an infection from feces. What antibiotics would you use to stop that? Such as, you got shot or stabbed in the intestines and...
Asked by Jonna Ras 5 months ago.
What antibiotics would be used if you got shot in the intestines, and fecal matter would infect the intestines? I heard if that happens, it'll eventually shut down all your organs due to an infection from feces. What antibiotics would you use to stop that? Such as, you got shot or stabbed in the intestines and feces from your intestines got on the open wound? Answered by Alonzo Verbilla 5 months ago.
The medical term is called fecal peritonitis. This occurs when there is a hole in the intestine (in this case from a bullet) and fecal material spills out into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to sepsis, a severe infection which can result in multiorgan failure if not treated properly. We would use broad spectum intravenous antibiotics to cover intestinal organisms. Examples of antibiotics we would use include Zosyn (piperacillin-tazobactam for gram negative coverage), Flagyl (metronidazole to cover anaerobic organisms), Vancomycin (for gram positive coverage), Imipenem. A combination of these may be used to ensure that all types of bacteria are covered for. These patients are always admitted to the ICU so we can monitor them closely for signs of infection. Antibiotics would be given in the operating room and would be continued in the ICU. Answered by Elmer Gremer 5 months ago.
Antibiotics would be injected as opposed to be given orally. Therefore, faecal matter would not infect the antibiotic. good question though. Answered by Margene Nikach 5 months ago.