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A 65-year-old female asked:

I took 3000 mg a day. of amoxicillin for 10 days. i am still nauseous after stopping it a week ago! i do have flares occasionally of ibs . how long?

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Dr. Marsha Nunley
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Antibiotic treatment: Antibiotics disrupt the normal gut flora. Studies have shown that probiotics can help minimize the damage to the vital bacteria that live in your gut. I would suggest fermented foods such as sauerkraut or kombocha tea. Would also consider a high quality probiotic. Dr ohirra's is over the counter and is a good choice.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Possiblely dangerous: Natural consequence of an antibiotic course can be intractable loose stools ; abdominal cramps. Cause is infestation of large intestine by clostridium difficile, a bacteria that dominates bowel colonization after antibiotic destroys natural bowel colonies. Treatment with tetracycline follows positive identification (in stool specimen) before recurrent loose stools lead to dehydration. Is not ibs.
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Last updated Dec 28, 2013


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