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How long does it take for antibiotics to get out of your system

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Depends of half-life: The half -life (length of time for half of the med dose to be metabolized is differernt for different meds. Many medications can be dosed once a day, ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
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Infectious Disease 14 years experience
About 6 hours: Half life of Amoxicillin is only about an hour; in general, it takes about 4-5 half lives to clear a drug to undetectable levels, so 6 hours or so is ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
6-8 hours or more: The half-life of Amoxicillin is 61.3 minutes. Approximately 60% of an orally administered dose of Amoxicillin is excreted in the urine within 6 to 8 h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Antibiotics do not alter immune functioning.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Nope: Great news, a short course of antibiotics will not weaken your immune system. Keep up that great healthy lifestyle! Be well
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Far too complex to fully explain here. You can learn more at Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic sites. In brief: antibiotics do not impede the immune s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Varies: Sinus infections can be persistent. I would recommend you have a culture and sensitivity done so the correct antibiotics can be used. Depending on wha... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Think 'Big picture': If you've been prescribed antibiotics- that means your body needs help overcoming some type of infection. Getting high or getting intoxicated will NOT... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Resistance: The question is, why are you taking the antibiotic longer than prescribed? If you continue to take the medication longer than normal, you increase th... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Flu: Influenza is a virus. It requires a good immune system to fight it. Rest, drink plenty of fluids. Avoid sugar, dairy, fatty foods, alcohol. Eat citrus... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Worsen/death: bacterial pneumonia is still a major cause of hospitalization, morbidity and mortality: antibioticsd are mandatory.

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