Beta-lactam

What is Beta-lactam?

β-Lactam antibiotics (beta-lactam antibiotics) are a broad class of antibiotics, consisting of all antibiotic agents that contains a β-lactam ring in their molecular structures. Most β-lactam antibiotics work by inhibiting cell wall biosynthesis in the bacterial organism and are the most widely used group of antibiotics.

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I have a weak erection. I was concerned but quite hesitant to go to any doctor for consultation. Me and my girlfriend tried making love and i found it very very difficult to enter her. My penis would bend when i thrust it against her. I somehow managed to get about 2cm in and the rest was just impossible. Please help me out with this doctor as i am trying to get my love affair forward at my home . i need to get advice as to how to get my problem sorted out and i dont want lifelong embarrassment with my spouse

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doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

It seems that you have difficulty achieving an erection hard enough to enable you to have a satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is important to examine this situation for possible causes of the weak erections. This condition is also referred to as Erectile Dysfunction...

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I have been taking .5mg xanax nightly for approx 7 weeks at night to sleep...started feeling more tired during the day so am wondering if I should discontinue it.Also prior to that I only took it 3-4 times a month during stressful situations for approx 2 yrs(never took it more than once per day) I only started taking it nightly because I could not fall alseep.Also am wonering if I will have withdrawl symptoms and what to expect.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Yes, taking Xanax is a definite possibility for your symptoms. As these class of drugs tend to have their effect in day time also which maybe the cause of your tiredness during the day.

Yes, you should definitely stop this drug. As you have taken this for a long...

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i am aged 61 years.i am 150 lbs. i am presently taking medications like amolodipine ,rampiril, simvastatin for treatment high blood pressure.my pressure is now at 127/79.i suffer from erectile dysfunction & find it hard to have sex.i have ocassionaly taken herbal VIAPRO to help me.can i take VIAPRO a few hours before taking VIAGRA.can i drink alcohol while taking viapro & viagra

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thank you for your query.

Your question is a very good one. As you know, medications and supplements such as Viagra and Viapro do have side effects. Some of the side effects can include dizziness, a mild drop in blood pressure, facial flushing and nasal congestion.

What we want to assure...

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I have been taking amlodipine besylate, diltiazem, benazepril/hctz 20/12.5 and terazosin 10mg for at least two years and have struggled with sleepiness & fatigue. I am 70 years old, weigh 188, do light exercise, eat well and still work. My bp with all meds is 122/60. Leaving off one med my bp is 140/70.
Who do you think is causing the most sleepiness? I suspect it is a combination, but if I leave off one which one would you stop? Any other suggestions , besides see your doc, to decrease the side effects?
How do I confirm my questions after I have paid?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Terazosin amongst the drugs you mentioned does have a potential to induce sleep or cause drowsiness and the fatigue could be suspected to be due to Amlodepin.

Stopping Terazocin may not affect the Blood pressure much.Only if you have symptomatic BPH ( Benign...

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Hello.doctor my name is Rikta Das. I'm from kolkata. I'm a housewife. Age 52. Height 5feet 6 inch.my problem is dizziness. Yeaster day when i broke from my sleep i felt my dizziness in my head. After this whenever i go to the bed for rest or get up from sleep i feel d same. I called a local doctor he told me this is a case of acute seton vertigo.and he gave me some medicine-prochlorperazine maleate i.p 5 mg twice daily and clonazepam i.p 0.25 . And my bp is 150/90. But i feel same today. Nothing improve in my health. Is there anything serious? How do i get rid off this problem?

doctor1 MD

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Check your sugar level to rule out hypoglycemia as it can lead dizziness. Inner ear infection can lead vertigo problem like Labyrinthitis for which antihistaminic given which is already prescribed to...

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I want to talk to a sexology expert. I am suffering from Erectile dysfunction for past 6months. Consulted a Sexology specialist here who provided me with Neurobion forte and Erex tablet for 30 days. I took it for almost 15days now and couldnt find any improvement. I smoke around 7-8 cigarettes per day. Drink occasionally. I am married and have a kid of 5 years. I am facing this problem of erection only past 6months and problem is only about sustaining the erection .

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query. An erection problem is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse. If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction. From your history, smoking is an important cause which can...

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I am 32 years old male and have been masturbating daily sometimes 3-4 times a day. Now I see that my erection does not last for more than 10-15 mins and the semen quantity has reduced. My sperm count is 20 million and Grade III and IV at 10%. What medication can I use to prolong the erection to 30 mins.

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query.

Let me provide you with some information and suggestion as to how to address this concern. To summarize, you are a healthy young male with a very health appetite for sexual release and are looking to optimize function.

Related to the semen quantity, this has to be...

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I currently take Norvasc and Avapro HCT for my high blood pressure however I have an ongoing pain in my hip that panadol does not relieve. A friend gave me some Digesic to try however I want to know if it will interfere with my other medication.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Avapro HCT contains a combination of two medicines (irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide). It is not advisable to take anti-inflammatory medicines such as Di-gesic with Avapro HCT as these drugs may reduce the anti-hypertensive effects of Avapro HCT and there is a potential risk of...

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Hi, I am XXXXXXX and I have had several (6 to be precise) hair straightening treatments that use excessive chemicals and to make matters worse I did not take any spa. Now, after two years of proper oiling and regular shaving I have good hair on my scalp except on top. At the top I still have thin and weak hair. I have looked over internet and found that even though there are number of treatments for hair loss but choosing the right treatment depends on the cause of hair loss. Could you please suggest me what kind of treating should I undergo? Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

Although there are many causes on hair fall like stress, fungal infections, alopecia aereata, hormonal imbalance (overproduction of dihydrotestosterone and thyroid hormones irregularities), malnutrition, telogen effluvium and sebum plugs on skin but...

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I have what appears to be whiteish areas to the foreskin; the colour being the only difference to the skin at the 'end' of the penis. My age is 65
With my medical history and medication, is it safe to 'take' the blue pill to help with erection problems?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query,

If the affected areas are not raised and its just a hypo-pigmentation ( color change into white ) in the foreskin , i would consider it to be normal as it could probably be a part of age related degenerative changes and of no harm.

If you have itching or burning...

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Sir, I am a Chartered Accountant from M.P. My wife Shraddha is patient of Bipolar Disorder. • 28 year old female • Known case of Bipolar disorder under treatment • After death of father Complaints of: flight of ideas, get distracted to odd things, vauge singing, loud music, seeing people/colour, irritation from inside, black magic, sleep difficulty without Oxazepam, confusion, mixing of 2 different things, negative towards relatives. Peviously first time had episode in 2006 between engagement and marriage. Was alright in 3 months of medication including lithium. No medicines since than. Now again in 2012 Medications form 5th July to 22 July Divalproex Sodium ER 1000mg, Paliperidone 6mg, procyclidine HCL 2.5mg twice, Oxazepam 30mg, Symtoms were under control after 5 days but had untolerable Extrapyramidal side effects and Dr. changed medicine to Medications from 22nd July to 2nd Aug. Thioridazine hydrochloride-10mg twice a day oxcarbazepine-300mg twice trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride-2mg zolpidem-10mg citicoline-500mg lorazepam-1mg propranolol hydrochloride-10mg alprazolam-0.25mg promethazine hcl-25mg But has some increased symtoms. 2 days before medicine change to Thioridazine hydrochloride-10mg twice a day oxcarbazepine ER-300mg thrice aripiprazole 10mg trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride-2mg citicoline-500mg lorazepam-1mg tri hexyphenidyl-2mg Still no relief to symtoms still quite less than intially had. but still have some episodes. 1) Should we switch either back to Valpoate or should start with lithium? 2) Vis-a-vis present medications what major side effect does lithium has? Can it be prevented or reduced by some medicines or precautions? 3) Is there any need of any health check up or tests? 4) Looking to the symtoms you please suggest about the current medications and is there any better medical help we can give. 5) Is the additional symtom of Confusion, mixing of 2 thing a side effect of any medicine or a symtom of bipolar. 6) How is elipsy different from bipolar. Looking to the history what you would diagnose. 7) Can we have a telephonic talk in regards to the patient. We will be obliged if you would share your phone No. and comfortable time of calling. Sir, your kind help would be a blessing for me and my family.

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My 17 1/2 year old son was placed on Invega. For awhile he did well; then he missed a few doses. When we resumed his proper dosing, he has started with severe side effects (I think of this drug) like restlessness, hallucinations, fantasies, cannot sleep, headache...very very severe. He calls his mother Mrs. Leno and his father Jay Leno...the doctor just says keep trying ...we re scared and frustrated. Please advise

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My daughter, 16 yr, has high functioning autism. She has a DX of depression and anxiety. After trial and error with various med she s now on 150 lamictil and 5 Abilify. I have to stop the Abilify cold turkey due to our insurance copay being 700.00 per month (4K deductible) will she go through withdrawals?

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Hi I am 47 years old female . I usually wake up in middle of night with palpitation and then just armpit sweating. My hormone levels are normal . This happens mostly 10 days before starting period but I do sometime have other times than premenstural too. I take 20 mg propranolol BD and just 1 mg Diazepam before bed. It is like a waking up by a shock and very scary. My heart was checked and it is normal. My gynecologist prescribed low dose of estrogen but I haven t used it yet. Is these sign of premenopausal ?

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