I have a middle ear infection and was first prescibed the amoxicillin, after the 3rd or 4th day my ear plugged up again. I went back to ready care and that doctor prescribed the cefdinir. Is it safe to take both of these antibiotics at the same time. Cefdinir is 300 mg every 12 hours and the Amoxicillin-clavulanate 875-125 mg is also every 12 hours. He didn't say stop the amoxicillin.
You could take them together but it is not usually necessary to take together. They are from two different classes of antibiotics but the Cefdinir is more than capable of getting rid of the infection. I would stop the amoxicillin he probably didn't say anything because he assumed you would stop the amoxicillin.
I would like the answer to this question myself. My husband was prescribed these medications for an abcess that occurred when his surgeon perforated his bowel. He has had this abcess for four years. Finally, his surgeon referred us to another doctor in hopes of curing this abcess. Up to now, he had only had antibiotics while in ICU, several times, for his abcess. We requested to try and heal the abcess while he had his drain. We now see a doctor with Infectious Diseases. He prescribed one medication, out of three, that he had to be taken off of because of blindness. His doctor prescribed Amoxicillin in its place. He developed yeast infection all over his lower extremities and Amoxicillin was decided to be the replacement. He not only takes Amoxicillin 875 mg tablet and Cefdinir 300 mg capsule, but he also takes Metronidazole 500 mg tablet. He has developed blood clots, below the knee in his calves, and back on Xarelto 15 mg twice daily. He takes so much medication on a daily basis, I can't help to worry. He bled from taking Xarelto previously from his ostomy, drain and kidneys. Could the antibiotics interfere with his taking Xarelto to the point of his bleeding? Or, help to cause bleeding? His drain has been removed. His surgeon explained that without the drain it would heal. With the drain? No healing. We need the cavity to fill in with scar tissue and bury the abcess. My concern is, without his drain, we won't be able to see if he's bleeding from the abcess again. Thank you again, for your response.
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