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do you need to take amoxicillin with food

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
15 years experience Pharmacology
PCN with food: Antibiotics can cause nausea and/or vomitiing. You can take penicillin with food if you experience nausea.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Upset stomach: Antibiotics tend to disrupt stomach by causing gastric irritation, so generally recommended to use with food no matter what they are being used to tre ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See doctor: You should se a doctor about food poisoning, especially if you have a fever and are vomiting.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
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
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
OK with food: Either with or without food; it makes no difference in absorption or effectiveness of these drugs.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Should be ok: Taken supplements can be taken with antibiotics. Be cautious with Vit E as it can occasionally lead to a thinning of the blood. Always inform your MD ... Read More

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