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A 53-year-old male asked:

8 week course of ceftrioxone, now halfway through 30 day course of cephalexin 500mg 3xday. developed diarrhea 5days ago, has now become clear watery and mostly flatus.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Needs evaluation: If you develop copious diarrhea like this after prolonged antibiotics, the prescribing doctor needs to know. There are certain types of diarrhea that can be bad-primarily I'm talking about C. diff. This form of diarrhea can worsen, and there can be consequences like kidney damage, dehydration, low blood pressure/passing out etc. Not to mention malabsorption/loss of nutrients. Hope you call TODAY.
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