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How soon after food should i take my anti biotics does it matter if idrink hot soup or have cold drinks after taking the anti biotics

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Jacobs
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the antib: Some antibiotics are best taken with food while others are best taken with the stomach empty. Specific information for the antibiotic in question is ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Same time and OK: You can take most antibiotics with food without influencing absorption. You can also partake of hot or cold substances without having any significan ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Cardiology
Correct: That would be ok. So long as there is some food present to help with absorption of the medication or to help protect the lining of the stomach. Food ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Coffee and certain foods, especially hot or warm ones can certainly cause hot flashes. Avoidance of foods that cause the hot flashes can help. Regul ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Metronidazol: Metronidazole may be taken with or without food. It may also be taken with milk to avoid stomach upset. Tablets may be crushed and the capsules may be ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Not always: Not all antibiotics should be taken after meals or with food. Better to discuss with one's pharmacist how an antibiotic should be taken. For example ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Anything from infection to acid reflux causing inflammation of the back of the throat could cause these symptoms.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: As long as you get all the medication this should work. Some people take with applesauce. That can help you swallow.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Ask pharmacist.: Antibiotics will not treat a viral infection so it may be possible to stop the antibiotics and eat, drink and be merry. However, if you are taking an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Grapefruit juice: With food seems to be better due to the acidic nature of the juice.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you are sure you ate bad food and got sick, once you are better you can eat anythig you like. If you had a stomach bug (noro virus) drink plenty o ... Read More

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