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Do you need to take amoxicillin with food

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 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 61 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 36 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 40 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 53 years experience
OK with food: Either with or without food; it makes no difference in absorption or effectiveness of these drugs.
A 27-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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