Penicillin

Penicillin refers to various antibiotics obtained from penicillium fungi or produced synthetically. It was the first drug that was effective in treating different diseases and infections such as Staphylococcus and syphilis.

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Does penicillin work on colds?

No. Penicillin and other antibiotics are only made for treating (or sometimes preventing) bacterial infections and have no effect on viral infections, such as colds and flu. You waste your money to take these for a cold unless the doctor is prescribing them for a secondary bacterial infection that you have along with the cold. They may seem to be making you feel better, but often that is just that by the time you give up and go to the doctor and ask for antibiotics, it is usually around 7 to 10 days from the start of symptoms, and that is around the same time your body usually can get rid of the viral infection through the immune system actions. The timing only makes it seem like the antibiotics did something to help. They don't.

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Can cats take penicillin g benzathine?

Pen BP-48 (each ml - 150,000 units Penicillin G. Benzathine and 150,000 units Penicillin G. Procaine) Typically used for fighting baterial infections.

For Dogs: 1 cc per 20 pounds every 48 hrs. subcutaneously

Generally this antibiotic is not recommended for cats.

Unless you have years of experience treating farm animals you should always Consult a Licensed Veterinarian before administering drugs to animals.

Remember that administering drugs to farm animals is different than administering drugs to a small animal like a dog or cat etc. The concentration of the medication for large animals is much greater than for small animals like dogs and cats and could kill a small animal.

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What are long-term effects of penicillin?

Penicillin can give you Abdominal Pain, bone and joint pain, Bloating, Chest pain and weakness.

Theres more but I really cant think of them

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Can you take Flucloxacillin and Penicillin at the same time?

can you take sulfameth trimethoprim and clindamycin at same time.

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Can you sell penicillin?

You can sell it if you have a pharmacy license.

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Can you take Flagyl or Levaquin if you're allergic to penicillin?

Yes, more than likely you can. Penicillins are part of a drug class known as Beta Lactam, named after their chemical structure. Flagyl, however, is a Nitroimidazole and Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone. Typically, when you have a penicillin allergy to one penicillin medication, depending on the severity, your doctor won't try you on another penicillin because it is likely that you'll have a reaction to it as well. However, usually, a penicillin allergy is just that- a pen allergy. Most patients who are allergic to penicillins (<1% of patients) will not develop an allergy to other Beta Lactam drugs (or other classes of antibiotics, like fluoroquinolones or Nitroimidazoles). Less the 1% of those who have a penicillin allergy (which is less that 1% of everyone...so we are looking at a VERY small number of people) will have what is called a cross-reaction with other beta lactams such as cephalosporins. And even with penicillin allergies, if you have the reaction as a small child, there is actually a potential to "out grow" the allergy as an adult. With that said, many clinicians prefer to use something other than pens in those patients since the risk still exists...especially if the initial reaction was anaphylactoid in nature. Patients may still develop allergies to the other two drugs in question, but it wil not be related to a penicillin allergy.

Also, note that gastrointestinal side effects alone are not indicative of hypersensitivity reactions (i.e. "allergy"). If only GI side effects are experienced, this is a sign of intolerance. Intolerance is not an allergy and the doctor should continue to administer pens as appropriate drug therapy while counseling the patient on ways to prevent or relieve the discomfort associated with GI side effects.

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Is penicillin related to clarithromycin?

No. Penicillin is in the penicillin family and clarithromycin (Biaxin) is a macrolide antibiotic. Biaxin is often used in patients allergic to penicillin.

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Can you mix indomethacin and penicillin?

Yes, you can take these two prescription medicines together with no drug interactions. You are completely safe.

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Can you take Xanax if your allergic to penicillin?

yes, xanax and penicillin are in no way related

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Does penicillin VK cure syphilis?

Yes it will. Be sure to finish the course.

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How many teaspoons is 5 ml equal to?

1

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Does penicillin cure gonorrhea?

Penicillin will not cure gonorrhea. It could at one time, but drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing in many areas of the world, including the United States, and successful treatment of gonorrhea is becoming more difficult.

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Does nitrofurantoin have penicillin?

no

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How do you administer penicillin to dogs?

Dogs can have Antibiotics that humans use. If your having trouble giving the drug to the dog, then simply wrap it in a piece of cheese or put it inside your pet's favorite treat.

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Can Amox tr-k clv 875-125 help cough and cold?

Amox tr-k clv 875-125 is Amoxicillin 875 mg, with Potassium Clavulanate 125 mg, and is a member of the penicillin group. It only works if the cough is caused by a bacterial infection, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, etc., and will not work on illnessess caused by a virus (cold, flu, etc.). If you have been prescribed this drug, you need to take ALL of it.

If you take it only until you begin to feel better and then stop the medication too soon, the infection can come back worse than it was in the first place. The reason for this is that antibiotics kill the weaker bacteria first, and if you stop taking it, then it is the stronger bacteria that survive. So then you can get sicker than before, because it is the stronger bacteria that is now multiplying in your body, and may now be resistant to the original antibiotic.

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Alexander Fleming

How did Alexander Flemming earn his nickname?

Penicillin Man for discovering penicillin

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How was penicillin invented?

Alexnader Fleming make the initial discovery, when some samples of staphylococci got contaminated by a fungus. He realised that the fungus was destroying the bacteria.

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Does penicillin help dental gum infections?

I have a gum infection in the gum surrounding my lower right wisdom tooth, caused by the top wisdom tooth pushing against it. I began feeling discomfort which turned into pain severe enough for me to seek treatment 4 days ago. I began taking penicillin 72 hours ago, and had the top wisdom tooth removed 48 hours ago. So far, I'm in no pain relief. I'm returning to the oral surgeon tomorrow. My pain gets worse when I lay down, so sleeping is near impossible. I also cannot chew, and swallowing is very difficult.

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Can the Chex system keep records on you for more than five years?

To dispute write to:

Mail: Chex Systems, Inc.

7805 Hudson Road, Suite 100

Woodbury, MN 55125 Phone: By phone at 800-428-9623 or fax at 602-659-2197

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Is levofloxacin a sulphur containing drug?

No. I am allergic to Sulpha drugs and I can take levofloxacin.

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Vicodin

Is a Vicodin allergy related to a penicillin allergy?

No, they are different medications -- vicodin is a narcotic pain killer and penicillin is an anti-biotic. An allergy to vicodin is unreleated to an allergy to penicillin. However, do not use Vicodin if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone.

You should consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions regarding specific allergies to medications.

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Why does penicillin not affect human cells?

This is essentially because bacterial cells and human cells are very different. Both bacterial and human cells use chemicals called enzymes to build their walls. Penicillin is the right chemical "shape" to chemically stick to part of the bacterial enzyme. When it does this, it stops the bacterial enzyme from working properly and this makes the bacterial cell walls weak. The weakened cell wall cannot withstand the outside pressure, it breaks up and the bacterial cell dies. Human cells are made by different types of enzymes with a different chemical shape that penecillin is unable to stick to so it cant stop the human enzymes from working. The human cell walls are thus unaffected by it and they remain strong.

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Is cat penicillin harmful to humans?

Penicillin is penicillin, regardless of to whom - or what - it's being administered. There's no special feline version.

It's only harmful if you ingest a great deal of it or you're allergic to it.

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Can you take penicillin and paracetamol?

Yes, you can. Penicllin is an antibiotic while paracetamol is a painkiller. They can both be taken at the same time.

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Does penicillin help you to get pregnant?

No.

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