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Azithromycin and Minocycline

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My name is i’m victoria i’ll be your nurse today i see you have been diagnosed with legionnaires disease doctor explain what this disease is yeah he did but i’m still been confused about how i caught this can i get an explanation sure the cruise you’ve recently taken had reports of legionella bacteria containing the water supply which caused legionnaires disease

The legionella bacteria is what caused it what is causing your high fever greenish colored sputum having chest pain when you breathe your pulse oximeter of 89 you may also be experiencing tiredness muscle aches and loss of appetite yes i’m really not feeling well i feel weak my head hurts and i haven’t been able to well i haven’t been able to stop coughing

For about three days i understand this could be a very scary thing to go through your doctors prescribe some antibiotics for you that should help improve your symptoms of the next week you’ve been prescribed with two antibiotics called azithromycin and minocycline antibiotics or drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria like the legionella bacteria

You have have you heard of either of these medications before my sister took it for strep throat she said it made her feel better but with wool it helped her feel better within three days but i have not heard of me go cycling yeah each antibiotic only works against infection it’s caused by a certain type of bacteria so there are many classes and types and they

Treat many different types of infection this meissen is a macrolide antibiotic which are typically used to treat infections since your strep throat like your sister has along with cephalus lyme disease and respiratory infections they’re also used to treat more severe infections such as the movie minocycline is very similar to is it for my sin is it is it used

To treat and stop the growth of bacteria it is part of the penicillin family and is used to treat infections as well my sister was prescribed as a domestic tablets but once a day is that the dose i be being prescribed the dosage of a drug depends on your age the condition being treated how severe your condition is other medical conditions you may have and how

You react to the first dose in your case the doctor has prescribed azithromycin in an iv as a single dose on day one followed by one tablet taken orally on days to 35 the iv dose of foam for your first day won’t give us a better understanding on how your body reacts to the medication it will also prepare your body for the critical concentration needed for the

Drug to work at the best for the at the best of its ability for the minocycline you’ll be taking two tablets early on the first day followed by one tablet orally for the next five days i take medications for my seizure disorder atrial fibrillation and warren as anticoagulant to prevent blood clots they cost some side-effects for these antibiotics already there

Is some kind of common side effects for both which include diarrhea nausea stomach pain and vomiting these effects are mild they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks minocycline may also cause lightheadedness and dizziness if there are more severe and don’t go away don’t hesitate to contact your doctor some serious side effects may include hives

Trouble breathing blistering of the skin and severe diarrhea also since you have history of abnormal heart rhythms taking the stroke can increase your risk of having an arrhythmia that may be fatal you are also taking whorfin we’re friend as an anticoagulant the interaction with both antibiotics may cause excessive bleeding but we are giving your first dose in

An iv form in the hospital so we’ll monitor you closely and determine if the drugs are safe for you to take also minocycline can make birth control pills less effective i’ve been taking title for my favorite inks xanax from anxiety and i’ll use alternate forms of birth control for the next week are there any over-the-counter medications okay to keep taking yeah

Both tylenol ins our necks are safe to take with both antibiotics do you understand how they should be stored and when they should be taken after my ruidoso bison it should be stored at really temperature i’m not supposed to store them in more or the area so i can’t keep them in my bathroom i can take both oral tablets with or without food and i’m not supposed

To chew or crush the tablets they should also be swallowed whole and i should drink a full cup of water while taking up to the understanding if you experience stomach pain or gastrointestinal intestinal irritation try taking the medication with some food since these are broad-spectrum antibiotics they are very strong and may cause fungal infections such as a

Yeast infection you can take a probiotic with the tablets they come in pill or yogurt form to help reduce reduce the risk now make sure you follow the doctor’s orders for taking the tablet only once a day and do not crush them you shouldn’t need a new prescription for this medication to me your fills your dobson will write the number of refills authorized on

Your prescription since you need to be monitored we will check back when you have finished and see if your infection is getting any better yes the doctor explained if i take too much i could have dangerous levels of drug in my body this may cause liver damage and irregular heart rhythm which i definitely don’t want what happens if i forget a dose take the

Missed dose as soon as you remember and skip the missed dose of it to close the time scheduled for your next dose do not take extra medication to make up for ms-dos skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics throw away any minocycline not used for the expiration date on the medication label using expired

Minocycline can cause damage to your kidneys as long as you follow all the directions of the antibiotics you’ll feel better within a few days thank you so much for all of this information i understand everything and you were very clear we hope you feel back feel better thank you you

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Azithromycin and Minocycline By Kim Trent