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Antibiotics that are okay with Gleevec for throat infection?

TeddyB Registered Users
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As the title indicates, which antibiotics are ok with G for a throat infection?

 

Been a few rough nights now with no sleep thanks to a sore throat, irritable cold, fever of 101, and pink eyes.

Seems my spleen is pissed at me as well, its been nagging me all night and made it impossible for me to find a good sleeping position, i guess its working hard to try and help with the infection.

 

Called onc and he said i should be put on antibiotics.

 

Ive read these are usualy used for streptococcus:

 

penicillin

amoxicillin

cephalexin

erythromycin

 

Seems the onc i talked to leaned towards penicillin so i guess that would be fine?

Couldnt find any interactions between penicillin and G on the interactions checker on drugs.com.

 

Also, should they be taken at least a few hours apart from G?

  • Re: Antibiotics that are okay with Gleevec for throat infection?
    Sneezy12 Registered Users
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    Yes and yes, but Erythromycin should not be taken with Gleevec. Zithromax and the others are OK. Frank

  • Re: Antibiotics that are okay with Gleevec for throat infection?
    CallMeLucky Registered Users
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    I haven't had a problem taking antibiotic with Gleevec, but you should be aware it could upset your stomach.  I liked taking the ZPack because it is only a few pill and then you are done with it, so less harsh on the stomach.

     

    Feel better

  • Re: Antibiotics that are okay with Gleevec for throat infection?
    billronm@roadrunner.com Registered Users
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    Hi Teddy

      I'm so sorry you have an infection so soon after your dx. You have my deepest sympathy. I truly understand how you feel, I got pneumonia 3 weeks after my dx, I spent 5 days in the hospital, high temp, 2 iv antibiotics,& trying to adjust to Gleevac, then I had to get 2 transfusions. I survived that but I think I told you I had a lot of uti infections while I was on Gleevac, and my pcp always put me on cipro all the time. Then after 2 years, out of the blue she called me and said I couldn't take cipro while I was on Gleevac. I said okay but what do I do if I get Anthrax?  So I basically get pennicillin when I need it. But I haven't had any utis since I went off Gleevac. Just think if you feel like crap now it's probably your infection, and not necessarily cml. That how I felt, I didn't know which thing to blame. Just take it easy, and drink lots of liquids. With these tkis it's really easy to get dehydrated.            Sincerely Billie

  • Re: Antibiotics that are okay with Gleevec for throat infection?
    TeddyB Registered Users
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    Seems like my infections are clearing up, but i have developed a bad cough, so i found some old cough syrup in my fridge which my Dr had prescribed for me many months ago. It has Ethylmorphine (opiate narcotic analgesic) in it, i hope that does not interact with G, as i couldnt even find it on the drugs interaction checker, i will only be taking it for one or two days, so i guess there is no danger with such small amounts. I took only one teaspoon just to be safe, and the cough is better.

     

    I have a few days left of the Doxylin treatment, and i can definitely feel its effects on the stomach as my constipation is pretty much gone

     

    Next time i think i will take CallMeLuckeys advice, and take a shorter antibiotics treatment if possible.

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