Doxycycline and amoxicillin

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Anyway, to the question, the only antibiotic I am carrying is Amoxicillin 500mg tabs, and have enough for 11 days of treatment at 500mg tid (34 500mg tabs). Is this likely to cure a Chlamydia infection? From reading studies online, I see that penicillin’s are not effective against Chlamydia, but equally Amoxicillin is sometimes prescribed in pregnant women.
There is no connection between amoxicillin and Hepatitis C. Sorry you relapsed. What treatment were you on?
I've been taking amoxcillin for a suspected Lyme infection for the last week (of a 3-week course), but my new doctor showed me some research that indicates doxycycline is better antibiotic for Lyme and its attendant infections - so he gave me a 3-week prescription. What he forgot to tell me was whether I should finish the amox first or if I can just switch right over to doxy. Anyone have experience with these two antibiotics? Thanks!
Late Lyme Disease Lyme arthritis usually can usually be treated successfully with antimicrobial agents administered orally or intravenously. Administration of doxycycline or amoxicillin, in each instance for 28 days, is recommended for patients without clinically evident neurological disease." http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_idsa.
Hello, All the symptoms that your daughter is having are clearly a sign of doxycycline allergy.Doxycycline is not related to amoxicillin and sulfa drugs as it belongs to a different category of drugs(tetracyclines).Side effects of doxycycline are headache, dizziness, blurred vision, body aches, flu symptoms,skin rashes,chest tightness,respiratory difficulty,nausea,vomiting etc.
I had a bit of a condom fall off while with a working girl little less than 2 weeks ago. I was exposed directly for what I hope was no more than 5 minutes. After this mishap I went and washed up. Approx 3-4 days later I started to experience a sore throat, fatigue, itchy / hot penis (yet not painful, just constant discomfort). I immediately began taking the antibiotic amoxicillin that i purchased from a pharmacy in Cen America that day.
I wasn't sure where to post this question as its about drug interactions really. I've been taking anitbiotics, Amoxicillin and Doxycycline (Not both at the same time) to treat recurrent sinusitis but they haven't got on top of the infection. Last Autumn/Fall I had five courses of antibiotics and knew that I still hadn't got rid of the infection. The infection came back last week and I had another course of Amoxicillin.
Flagyl and biaxin worked well for my.. doxy, not so much. Plaquenil & Z-Pak is a newer protocol docs are using (well at least up here in canada, everyone knows how ignorant the canadian health care system is towrd lyme).. good luck!
The next thing I was given was Erythromycin Stearats(500mg 2 a day for 5 days)However before I started taking them, I had severe attack of dizziness, it was so bad that I had to be taken to hospital. The doctor there confirm the sinusitis and gave me Co-Amoxicillin with Clavulanatet(375mg 3 a day for 7 days) My dizziness, the pressure in the nose (dry) plus discharges going down my troath.
I have read lots of your post concerning biaxin and azithromycin and whether they cure syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and NGU. I have found that biaxin is chemically different than azithromycin but biologically same at killing bacteria as azithromycin. On some post you say that azithromycin or clarithromycin(biaxin) would cure all the bacterial stds then in others you state that there could be some problems. by H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D.
The antibiotics of choice are doxycycline (in adults), amoxicillin (in children), erythromycin (for pregnant women) and ceftriaxone, with treatment lasting 14 to 21 days. Take care and come back to us with further queries.
How long was the earlier treatment you had, and was it also on doxycycline? It's possible you got re-infected by another tick bite -- and it's possible you have something in addition to Lyme disease. The same ticks often carry other diseases that have different symptoms, need different diagnostic tests, and often different treatment from Lyme. Did your doc discuss this with you? Do you have copies of the blood tests your doc ran?
I did find this, and its for pregnant women - Amoxicillin Amoxicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called pencillins. Amoxicillin is a recommended treatment of Chlamydia infection during pregnancy by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, it is not the best antibiotic for eradication of Chlamydia in other categories of people. Augmentin is amoxicillin clavulanate, so its similar. Have you been diagnosed with chlamydia?
After 3 days off symptoms I got Amoxicillin from my doctor and my soar throat was almost gone already in day of treatment. I did developed a running nose during the treatment tho, no cough. Would hiv symtoms have reacted on my antibiotics or would it make no difference? Is six weeks still in the early hiv symptoms time frame? Thanx for you answer.
However, I am currently taking Amoxicillin for strep throat. I told the clinic about the Amoxicillin and they told me to finish the Amoxicillin and then start taking the Doxycline. My question is, will taking the Doxycline right after I finish the Amoxicillin somehow lower the efficacy of the Doxycline, or should the Doxycline still be effective at knocking out the Chlamydia?
I took doxycycline for 4-5 months and my hair began thinning. I had long and extremely thick blonde curly hair but with doxycycline i lost more than a fourth of my hair. My hair turned stringy lost its curl pattern and looked awful! Now after 9 months i am watching my hair grow every day. It is so painful to watch because its SO FRIZZY! i have tons of little baby hairs growing in that frizz out around the rest of my hair. They look terrible and i have never had a problem with frizz before.
What might be going on here will be forever clouded by your treatments with medications which include amoxicillin, metronidazole, ciprofloxacin and azithromycin and now doxycycline. Please also realize that you have never had a positive test of any sort so that you are being treated for the most un-reliable of indications, your perceived symptoms which are unverified by your doctors. I am glad that you are feeling better. You have now been treated with multiple highly effective therapies.
Is amoxicillin effective in treating chlamydia? I took azithromycin and it did not cure it.
The Infectious disease doctor treats with Doxycycline/amoxicillin as well and says I DO have lyme. Been taking the meds since DEC 5th 07 and am feeling more energy and overall well being increased. I have had long term fatigue that increased in the last 6 months of 07 with lots of joint/body pain. Knees, elbows, shoulders, shoulder blades, neck stiffness, etc which has reduced as well but still flaring up at times.
Current medical therapy involves the use of antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin. Some clinics are suggesting and offering IV antibiotic use daily over a 50 to 60 day period. Although very expensive ($20,000.00+), they feel that this is what is required in some cases. In some cases, oral antibiotics have been used continuously for as many as two years, if necessary.
Also, other antibiotics like amoxicillin may help. Oral medication will speed up your healing by a lot, and you shouldn't need to use it more than 4-6 weeks, if that. So don't rule it out, is my advice. Best. Dr.
Furthermore I was prescribed treatments such as amoxicillin, azithromycin, doxycycline etc.. All blood tests for STDs were negative. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea urine tests were done after the window period and were negative. I am awaiting mycoplasma and ureaplasma urine test results. Ultrasound was initially normal showing nothing unusual whatso ever. The pain over the course of all these antibiotics was constant and intermittently increased in severity.
I was prescribed doxycycline to prevent infection. I took it for 3 1/2 days and I felt like complete crap everyday and last night was the worst. I was so neasous and felt horrible. it gave me really really bad anxiety. I almost took myself to the ER ( hubby was drunk sleeping, lol) but I was able to calm myself and get thru the worst before I fell asleep. So now I'm not taking it anymore! My sister also has a hard time with "cycline" antibiotics! NO MAS!
I took my temperature during one of these episodes and it was very low (97). The shakes would subside fairly quickly and I haven’t had the total uncontrolled shaking since. I sometimes also felt like my skin was burning when I touched it. However, at these times if someone else were to touch me they would say I felt really cold. I felt like my calves were “buzzing” and my knees were shaky. I finished the Augmentin. About two weeks after having these symptoms I felt flu-like.
I took my temperature during one of these episodes and it was very low (97). The shakes would subside fairly quickly and I haven’t had the total uncontrolled shaking since. I sometimes also felt like my skin was burning when I touched it. However, at these times if someone else were to touch me they would say I felt really cold. I felt like my calves were “buzzing” and my knees were shaky. I finished the Augmentin. About two weeks after having these symptoms I felt flu-like.
An erythema migrans rash is always indicative of Lyme and even the IDSA recommends treating it for three weeks with Doxycycline, Amoxicillin for kids 8 and under. I don't know where he came up with five days, but it sounds like a generic treatment for an unknown infection. He clearly didn't think it was Lyme in prescribing that. (I personally would file a complaint against him and would certainly never see him again.
i've read that doxy is good for chlamydia, and that it may clear up gonorrhea. also, that chalmydia and gonorrhea can both cause painful urination, IF I DO/DID HAVE GONORRHEA, IS THERE ANY WAY TO TELL FROM THE SYMPTOMS AND THE TIMING OF THEIR ONSET THAT MIGHT DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM THE POSSIBLE CHLAMYDIA? AND IS IT POSSIBLE THE DOXY WILL TAKE CARE OF BOTH POSSIBLE INFECTIONS? also, i had red, bloodshot eyes one morning.
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