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I was prescribed an antibiotic last week for a urinary track infection (cephalexin). The medicine does not agree with me. I want to get another suitable antibiotic this weekend as I have stopped taking this one and I must travel on Monday morning.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Sulfa Drugs because I have been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. I have had urinary track infections before and have been treated with other antibiotics. We live in a small town in NM. No doctors or medical facilities for 80 miles in any direction.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

how does it not agree with you

is it upsetting your stomach

most antibiotics should be taken with a full stomach to decrease upset stomach

the choice of antibiotic should be made based on your urine culture and what bacteria grew out

and sensitivity and resistant panels tested on the bacteria

this is the best way to know what antibitoic to just, better than just guessing.

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