Antibiotics

2,671,149
Discussions
Share your experience
Common active ingredients:
AZITHROMYCIN, CIPROFLOXACIN, AMOXICILLIN TRIHYDRATE, DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE, ERYTHROMYCIN BASE
Last Update April 30, 2016
2,671,149 conversations around the web about Antibiotics to help you make a decision
Share your experience
Common active ingredients:
AZITHROMYCIN, CIPROFLOXACIN, AMOXICILLIN TRIHYDRATE, DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE, ERYTHROMYCIN BASE

Antibiotics For:


Antibiotics for Infection
Amoxicillin
78,442 discussions
Taken for: Infection, Ear Infection, Sinus Infections, Streptococcal Infection, UTI, Lyme*, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Chest Infection, Bacterial Infection, Acne, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Abscess, Tonsilitis
Other names: Amoxil, Amoxi, Trimox, Dispermox, Moxatag
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.5
Satisfaction
1.4
Helpfulness
Cipro
75,552 discussions
Taken for: Infection, UTI, Pouchitis, Bladder Infection, Prostatitis, Sinus Infections, Kidney Infection, Chlamydia, Diverticulitis*, Abscess, Bacterial Infection, Anthrax
Other names: Ciprofloxacin, Ciprofloxacin HCl, Ciproxin, Ciprodex, Ciloxan
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.6
Satisfaction
2.2
Helpfulness
Doxycycline
65,226 discussions
Taken for: Acne*, Infection, Lyme*, Chlamydia, Sexually Transmitted Disease*, Rosacea*, Itching*, Inflammation*, UTI, Malaria*, Mycoplasma, Sinus Infections, Bacterial Infection, Syphilis, NSU
Other names: Doxycycline Hyclate, Oracea, Doryx, Vibramycin, Doxycyline
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.8
Satisfaction
1.9
Helpfulness
Pce
55,430 discussions
Taken for:
Other names: Erythromycin, E Mycin, Ery Tab, Eryc, PCE Dispertab
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.5
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Minocycline
38,431 discussions
Taken for: Acne, Infection, RA*, Lyme, Arthritis, Bartonella
Other names: Minocin, Solodyn, Dynacin, Vectrin
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.9
Satisfaction
3.4
Helpfulness
Bactrim
38,075 discussions
Taken for: Infection, UTI, Acne, MRSA, Sinus Infections*, Bladder Infection, Staph Infection, Ear Infection
Other names: Septra, Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim, Septra DS, Septrin, SMZ-TMP DS
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.6
Satisfaction
2.6
Helpfulness
Augmentin
33,324 discussions
Taken for: Infection, Sinus Infections, Streptococcal Infection, Ear Infection, UTI, Pneumonia, Bacterial Infection, Chest Infection
Other names: Clavulin, Coamoxiclav, Amoxicillin-Pot Clavulanate
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.6
Satisfaction
2.2
Helpfulness
Clindamycin
30,005 discussions
Taken for: Acne, Infection, MRSA, Bacterial Vaginosis*
Other names: Cleocin, Dalacin T, Evoclin, Cleocin T, Clindagel
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.9
Satisfaction
2.0
Helpfulness
Levaquin
29,601 discussions
Taken for: Infection, Sinus Infections, UTI, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Prostatitis, Bartonella, Bladder Infection, Bacterial Infection, Ear Infection, Chlamydia, Kidney Infection
Other names: Levofloxacin, Quixin, Levaquin In D5W, Levofloxacin In D5W, Iquix
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.4
Satisfaction
2.2
Helpfulness
content loaded dynamically
Filter by
Filter by
Gender
Role
Age
All
We found 2,632,599 discussions
?
Please help! Colitis history, knee swelling, sore all day everyday, anal fistulas
| Chadley
Okay I'm going to have a little bit of a story here for you all. But when I was 15 I was diagnosed with Ulcertive Colitis and had multiple surgeries for it. Had an ileostomy bag for 3 years. Then it was reversed. Lived healthy for 4 years. Then 2 years ago I started dealing with sciatica. Made it hard to get outta bed but it wasn't awful. Than I started getting abscesses which turned into anal fistulas. I had a complex fistula that showed up on the MRI they gave me. I was in a lot of pain and the surgeon decided it'd be best to put the Ileostomy back on my stomach and give me remikade to "hopefully" get rid of the fistulas. I haven't received the med yet but since surgery I have now been dealing with random inflammation in my knee. There's nothing wrong with my knee that they can find but I have to get it drained weekly. Next day it's swollen. What's causing this? Plus I haven't been diagnosed but I'm worried I also have fibromyalgia because I wake up every morning and my neck, back, knees, and arms are extremely stuff and sometimes get better throughout the day but not always. I get a lot of headaches. I guess after all of this my question is what do I do to live a healthy life without being on meds/antibiotics all of the time? Please help. I'm only 24 and want to be happy.

?
Pneumonia with sepsis, hallucination probably saved me.
| bpblizzard
I was hospitalized last year for pneumonia and sepsis. My hallucinating probably saved my life. My daughter was home for the holidays. I woke one morning to her calling for me then saw her back rushing away from my door. I couldn't figure out where she was. Obviously I was hallucinating but not catching on to fact. I went running after her, hit the kitchen floor, fell, busted my chin open and called 911. I was on my second course of antibiotics and had a high fever the day before. It was the first fever I had with this bronchits however I was having sporadic high fevers of unknown origin for a year. I had called my doctor earlier that morning but couldn't get in till late that afternoon so I had tabled going thinking I could go to the urgent care Saturday if needed. Imagine my surprise when they stich me up on Friday and tell me it will be Monday before they give an idea of when I would go home. Stitches required a hospital stay? Then I was having something stuck in my neck to get my blood pressure up. I was there 6 days. My case was mild. I don't even remember the word sepsis. My daughter, a nurse, said something later about it and I was shocked. As I mentioned, mine was a mild case but if I had not fallen, I don't
know what would have happened. I think I hallucinated a few days before the fall too. I texted my daughter that I was watching shadow's play tricks on my eyes. I saw a large spider coming down a Web from the ceiling. It was too big to be real so I thought my tv was fasting weird shadows. Of course I turned the light on to verify.


?
HOW LONG BEFORE IVIG TO REALLY TAKE OFF
| robertaabrozic
I have pg and was diagnosed after several debrisments which made it worse.Started as a blister and after several debridments it now goes around my leg about 6 inches up and completely around. It has been 6 yrs. I have tried everything and nothing helps probably because I also have RA. The meds I take for that lowrs my immune system. So it is difficult. I have started on IVIG for my wound. I had a smaller one on my other leg also by my ankle. Since the IVUG and also dapsone it has closed. The larger one will take time but had some spots of skin. Along with all of this I keep getting cellulitus. I'm on 2 antibiotics and I take one everyday for this. I can't stand it. When will thus end. My cellulitus got really bad a couple of times an had to go to hosp. With IV antibiotics. How long does it take for ivig to really kick in. I gave had 5 two day treatments once a month.please give me some advice and hope

?
| Extremely concerned
I took flucloxacillin in December 2015 after a staph infection. Two weeks later I developed flu like symptons which got worse. Another week later I started getting itchy and then became yellow all over. I decided it was time to visit my Doctor who diagnosed me with Jaundice. After heaps of blood tests (which I am still having) ultra sounds, CT scans I was diagnosed with Hepatitis due to taking flucloxacillin. It is now April and my liver enzymes are starting to come down but I have also developed hives which is very unpleasant which I have had for 6 weeks. I know this is a rare side affect but I have never had problems with antibiotics until I took this one, I dont drink and I have never had a liver problem or hives until I took this drug. Please be careful before you take this drug or ask for an alternative. I would hate this to happen to anyone else. I believe this drug should be taken off the market, it is very nasty.

?
| Asif Khan
I am in my 60's. about 8 years back i had sudden hearing loss in my right ear; the left ear was already dead after childhood infection surgery. at a loss of 60 dB I could still manage to communicate with the help of inside the year hearing aid. After two years one fine morning, the hearing was back to normal. It remained normal for two years and happened again overnight. while discussing the acupuncture with friends, I started the treatment with assurance from the specialist that there is no negative effect. just after the the second session, I felt I was losing hearing very fast and by next day morning there was no sound even with the hearing aid; rushed to the hospital and for fifteen days they put me on steroid. It helped to recover about 5%. It has been now five years and have gone through different treatments including sixteen days treatment in oxygen chambers but there has been no improvement. currently, I am going through treatment for bronchitis but not with antibiotics or steroids. Anyone would like to add his/her experience or suggestion.

?
| Curious_24
I had a boil around my genital so I had to take septa antibiotics. Before that I felt like I was pregnant but after the pill in the beginning I started my period at first it was weird. But almost two week has past & I just bleed a bigger clot than usual. In the beginning it was very painful, I can't tell if it was from the boil or miscarriage? I've never had a miscarriage before so I don't know how it feels.

?
Lactaid let me drink milk with NO acne
| jamiefaith2
I have had a milk allergy, or intolerance, (not sure which one), for many years now. It seemed to start after I had my second child when i was about 26. After I had him, I started getting HORRIBLE cystic acne. Nothing i did helped, no creams, pills, antibiotics, lotions, skin regimes, nothing. Finally, by accident, i had not drank any milk for about 2 weeks, and my skin was clear!! My bf noticed it and I had a bowl of cereal to test his theory out!! HE WAS RIGHT, the next morning i woke up with a huge boil on my forehead. So for the next 3 years, i cut out dairy....then became pregnant again, (presently). So i went to WIC, and they gave me a choice of soy milk or lactaid. I took the lactaid, bc i LOATHE soy milk. I also now wash my face with tea tree face wash mixed with baking soda. My face is completely clear. I can drink the lactaid, and get NO ACNE at all. It's a God send, If it wasn't for this pregnancy i wouldn't have ever figured it out. So if you suffer with acne, and you think it's from dairy, at least from my experience, i think that trying lactaid is really worth a try. Good luck.

?
Any advice or information about bronchiectasis
| Arlene Wilson
Hi I was diagnosed with bronchectasis in december after a chest xray and ct scan. I still dont know a whole lot about it except the basics. I am now on my 4th lot of antibiotics and steroids since october. Any advice or information would be great.
Arlene Wilson
April 7, 2016
I also take vitamin d supplements as was found to be very deficient

?
| johnrichard
diagnosed with cellulitis taking antibiotic developed diarrhea now it is green not sure if it is normal for this. no fever, no vomiting

?
Osteoporosis Help
| Doc Josh
Osteoporosis is known as the silent killer. In many instances, it starts when a person is young and it increases with age. The disease can be brought on by three conditions: Hyperchlorhydria, Hypochlorhydria and Achlorhydria.
Hyperchlorhydria is the excessive production of strong hydrochloric acid in the stomach. It is a common condition in young active adults. This condition is usually caused by abnormal metabolism, stress (either personal, or occupational), diet and life style. It can also be caused by damage to the head, neck, or spine.
Hypochlorhydria is the reduction in the strength of the hydrochloric acid, in the stomach. This condition is more common in people over the age of 45, but not limited to any age group. In recent years, it has become more prevalent, in pre teens and teenagers, because of inactivity and processed fast foods. Hypochlorhydria is brought on by, the following: aging, sedentary life styles, the use of antibiotics, antihistamines, antacids, excessive alcohol use, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), and host of other chemical medications. It also can be caused by damage to the head, neck or spine.
Achlorhydria is the complete absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This condition is more common in the 65 and up age groups. It can also be caused, in any age group, by certain viruses (HIV), the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), antibiotics, and many other chemical medications.
Hyperchlorhydria is more common in younger age groups. In a healthy active person, the physiology of the body regulates the output of the hydrochloric acid, produced by the stomachs parietal cells. The parasympathetic nervous system tries to maintain a proper pH balance at all times, by buffering and expelling the excess acid. When the parietal cells over produce acid, all of the acid cannot be buffered and expelled. The excess acid is stored in the body, it is similar to the repository effect, of many medications, after long term use.
As a very basic illustration, for every molecule of acid that is stored, in the tissue, an equal molecule of Bicarbonate, or base substance, is needed to be put into the blood. This is because, the physiology of the body knows that the base substance will be needed, to remove the excess acid, out of the body later. As more acid accumulates in the body, it is stored and pushed into the interstitial spaces, around the cells, also called the extracellular matrix and ultimately the acid is pushed into the cell structure. When this occurs, the first thing the acid does is , displace the Potassium and then the Magnesium and then the Sodium. As Potassium leaves it requires Phosphate, in the process of leaving; the body removes the Phosphate, from the bones, and it ends up as free Calcium in the system. As a preservation mechanism, the Sodium in the body is retained, through the operation of the Kidneys. The body will continuously try to compensate, for the increased tissue acidosis and Potassium loss, somewhere else in the body. The Calcium leaving the bones is a large part of what is behind osteoporosis and arthritic pain, etc. In many instances Osteoporosis is not obvious, in people with Hyperchlorhydria, because the digestive process is still absorbing calcium from the nutrients.
Hypochlorhydria: As the body ages, or the use of certain chemical medications, the parietal cells, in the stomach, wane in their ability to produce strong hydrochloric acid. This reduction, in the strength of the acid, causes reduced absorption, of calcium and other essential minerals. The parietal cells, also produce the intrinsic factor, a glycoprotein, that is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B-12, in the small bowel. Strong hydrochloric acid, but not excessive amounts, is absolutely necessary, for proper digestion. The Hydrochloric acid maintains a sterile environment, in the stomach and breaks down nutrients into a thick mass, called Chyme. The acid has another important function, it assists the Peptic enzymes, in conversion of proteins. Pepsin is most active, when the strength of the acid is at 1.0 pH. As the strength of the acid decreases, Pepsin becomes less active, in the conversion process. At pH 5.0, Pepsin is no longer active, in converting proteins. Many proteins are allergens and will cause allergic reactions, if they are not broken down and converted, by the strong acid and Peptic enzymes. When the strength of the acid is weak, or not present, raw proteins and other nutrients are prematurely dumped, into the small bowel. This premature dumping decreases the absorption of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, in the small bowel. The intrinsic factor, necessary for the absorption of B-12, is also reduced, making the body deficient in B-12. Calcium and other vitamins and minerals are no longer available, to support the body. People with Osteoporosis now, are not able to absorb the necessary Calcium, to keep the disease in check. Vitamin B-12 in no longer absorbed, resulting in decreased red blood cell development, in the bone marrow. In addition, bacterial and pathogens are no longer being destroyed, in the stomach, resulting in allergic reactions and other disorders, not normally considered as allergies. The decrease absorption of calcium, B-12 and other minerals allows Osteoporosis to progress.
Achlorhydria: is common in 65 and up age groups. It can also be caused by , aging, antibiotics, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), the HIV virus, and various

Treato does not review third-party posts for accuracy of any kind, including for medical diagnosis or treatments, or events in general. Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usage of the website does not substitute professional medical advice.
The side effects featured here are based on those most frequently appearing in user posts on the Internet. The manufacturer's product labeling should always be consulted for a list of side effects most frequently appearing in patients during clinical studies. Talk to your doctor about which medications may be most appropriate for you.
The information reflected here is dependent upon the correct functioning of our algorithm. From time-to-time, our system might experience bugs or glitches that affect the accuracy or correct application of mathematical algorithms. We will do our best to update the site if we are made aware of any malfunctioning or misapplication of these algorithms. We cannot guarantee results and occasional interruptions in updating may occur. Please continue to check the site for updated information.
Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnoses or treatment. Services are ranked based on reviews gathered from around the web and may refer to different aspects of each service (Price, waiting time, general satisfaction, etc.) Treato does not guarantee any specific rate or promotion. In addition, prices for some services provided by the listed Telehealth companies may vary, please check with the Telehealth site for the exact price for the desired service. Treato is not responsible for promotions validity, application of the promotion code varies among the different Telehealth sites (for example during registration flow). It is your responsibility to apply the promotion code. Treato is not responsible for content on external web sites.
Welcome back! Sign in
See what other patients are saying
First time here? Sign up!
See what other patients are saying
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Back to Signup
Please wait...