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Do you need to take amoxicillin with food

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
PCN with food: Antibiotics can cause nausea and/or vomitiing. You can take penicillin with food if you experience nausea.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Either way is OK: It won't make any difference either way. Amoxicillin is well absorbed and works equally well either with food or on an empty stomach.
A female asked:
Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
For the most part: Yogurt or other fermented foods are okay to take during/after antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics take care of the bad bacteria, but can also get rid o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Usually no problem: Amoxicillin rarely upsets the stomach, but if you think it's happening to you, take it with some food. It is equally well absorbed and equally effecti... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Amox: Amoxicillin is usually well tolerated. In your experience it's best to take immediately after eating some solid food which will coat your stomach lini... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
See doctor: You should se a doctor about food poisoning, especially if you have a fever and are vomiting.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Take before meals: Although Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may be taken with or without food it's a good idea to take Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) at... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
OK with food: Either with or without food; it makes no difference in absorption or effectiveness of these drugs.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Yeast overgrowth: Yes amoxicillen can can cause a yeat infectio. Next time try taking pro biotic with your antibiotic to reduce the chance of a yeast infection.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Antacid: Amoxicillin may not be the cause; it is well tolerated and rarely causes somach upset. Whatever the cause, try an antacid or one of the many over-the-... Read More
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