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She prescribed AVALOX??

For strep throat...anyone ever take it???
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I will be anonymous all I want. I don't have a need nor a desire to prove anything to you or anyone else. Google it, just like you googled Avelox. PA's can prescribe in EVERY state. The fact is, in her extensive experience, Avelox is less effective for (and in fact is not approved to treat) Strep THROAT like other abx. Me saying it doesn't work may have been an oversimplification, but it wasn't reason for you to be snarky and condescending.

Quoting TommyAbby:

Funny; I mention NY and you say you live there, yet you hide behind your anon so no one can prove it to be true. 

Whatever.. 


Quoting Anonymous:

We live and she works upstate NY, so I guess you're still incorrect too.



Quoting TommyAbby:

In NYS they cannot prescribe. They can have the attending prescribe. They themselves cannot sign a script. 

My hubby was looking to enroll to become a PA and every doctor he works with told him NOT to do it for that reason. Too much waiting for the attendings to order meds.. Every one of them said to become a NP because they can write scripts.


Perhaps it is different in your state.. but it truly doesn't matter.

Your sister is still incorrect. 




Quoting Anonymous:

Are you joking? All that medical "experience" and you clearly don't know diddly squat. PA's can and do prescribe drugs every day.
Quoting TommyAbby:

Actually, it was a reference from my sil.. 20 yr pharmacist. She showed that to me when my daughter was using it... 

And my 15 yrs experience as a Medical Assistant to know how to research meds that I am giving my daughter so I know what side effects it may have...

My hubby's 9 yrs as an RN to agree with me that our doctor knows what he is doing and isn't going to give my duaghter something that won't work...


It was from a drug reference site they use and refer patients to at her pharmacy. Drugs.com They explain meds very well using laymans terms.  Try again. And a PA can't prescribe drugs.. only a doctor or NP. 




Quoting Anonymous:

I'm sure your Google copy and paste is much more reliable than her 10 years of actual experience in treating actual people for actual illnesses. I'll let her know.









Quoting TommyAbby:

Yes, my daughter did. It worked.

And yes, it is used to treat Strep.

Avelox (Avalox) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It kills bacteria that can cause sinusitis, pneumonia, and secondary infections in chronic bronchitis. It also fights skin infections caused by staph or strep. Like all antibiotics, Avelox (Avalox) works only against bacteria. It will not cure an infection caused by a virus.

Whoever has the sister who is a PA.. that PA needs to take pharmacology over again. 




grannie_kel
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM

You are right in that Avelox is not specifically approved to treat strep throat, but that is the case with many antibiotics for different infections.  You saying that it doesn't work though was not an oversimplication, you and your sister were just plain wrong, it does work, although in certain regions it may work better or not as well as others. 

I would hope that no one takes what you say, your sister says or what me or anyone else here says as gospel when it comes to anything medical, that would be a stupid thing to do.  I wonder if people may tend to listen though if you say it is coming from your sister who is a PA, so for that reason maybe you shouldn't mention what she says about anything medical on a public forum again because she could be wrong again, leading to consequences to people that don't realize they should get their medical help from their physician, or at least the PA/NP that their physician relies on. 

Quoting Anonymous:

I will be anonymous all I want. I don't have a need nor a desire to prove anything to you or anyone else. Google it, just like you googled Avelox. PA's can prescribe in EVERY state. The fact is, in her extensive experience, Avelox is less effective for (and in fact is not approved to treat) Strep THROAT like other abx. Me saying it doesn't work may have been an oversimplification, but it wasn't reason for you to be snarky and condescending.

Quoting TommyAbby:

Funny; I mention NY and you say you live there, yet you hide behind your anon so no one can prove it to be true. 

Whatever.. 


Quoting Anonymous:

We live and she works upstate NY, so I guess you're still incorrect too.



Quoting TommyAbby:

In NYS they cannot prescribe. They can have the attending prescribe. They themselves cannot sign a script. 

My hubby was looking to enroll to become a PA and every doctor he works with told him NOT to do it for that reason. Too much waiting for the attendings to order meds.. Every one of them said to become a NP because they can write scripts.


Perhaps it is different in your state.. but it truly doesn't matter.

Your sister is still incorrect. 




Quoting Anonymous:

Are you joking? All that medical "experience" and you clearly don't know diddly squat. PA's can and do prescribe drugs every day.
Quoting TommyAbby:

Actually, it was a reference from my sil.. 20 yr pharmacist. She showed that to me when my daughter was using it... 

And my 15 yrs experience as a Medical Assistant to know how to research meds that I am giving my daughter so I know what side effects it may have...

My hubby's 9 yrs as an RN to agree with me that our doctor knows what he is doing and isn't going to give my duaghter something that won't work...


It was from a drug reference site they use and refer patients to at her pharmacy. Drugs.com They explain meds very well using laymans terms.  Try again. And a PA can't prescribe drugs.. only a doctor or NP. 




Quoting Anonymous:

I'm sure your Google copy and paste is much more reliable than her 10 years of actual experience in treating actual people for actual illnesses. I'll let her know.









Quoting TommyAbby:

Yes, my daughter did. It worked.

And yes, it is used to treat Strep.

Avelox (Avalox) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It kills bacteria that can cause sinusitis, pneumonia, and secondary infections in chronic bronchitis. It also fights skin infections caused by staph or strep. Like all antibiotics, Avelox (Avalox) works only against bacteria. It will not cure an infection caused by a virus.

Whoever has the sister who is a PA.. that PA needs to take pharmacology over again. 





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