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A 24-year-old male asked:

Doc prescribed zifi cv ( cefixime) withouy antacid 2 months back! since then mucus but no blood in stools, difficulty emptying bowel! but no pain!

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Antibiotics vs gut: Antibiotics are well known to disrupt bowel function, often leading to diarrhea, notorioiusly c difficile. Constipation is not typically an issue as a result of antibiotics. Fiber, fluids & exercise are helpful to get & keep bowels moving. Many stool softeners & a few laxatives are available otc. If that doesn't work, go see your doc for an evaluation.
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