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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Is yogurt considered okay food to take with amoxicillin?

Is yogurt considered  okay food  to take with  amoxicillin?

For the most part: Yogurt or other fermented foods are okay to take during/after antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics take care of the bad bacteria, but can also get rid of the good bacteria in our gut. It is helpful to eat fermented, probiotic-rich foods to help replenish the lost good bacteria. The only reasons not to eat yogurt is if you have a dairy allergy/intolerance or if it's made with a lot of added sugar. ...Read more

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Can I eat yogurt with a dose of my amoxicillin? It has given me a yeast infection

Can I eat yogurt with a dose of my amoxicillin? It has given me a yeast infection

Antibiotics & yeast: Antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections can upset vaginal balance leading to yeast infection. It's unlikely that eating yogurt will cure such an infection. Luckily there are many OTC options to treat such antibiotic-induced yeast infections. See your Family Doc if yeast infection symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hi! I am on amoxicillin,which always gives me a yeast infection.Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic?Would yogurt be a better option?

Hi! I am on amoxicillin,which always gives me a yeast infection.Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic?Would yogurt be a better option?

Probably: Probiotics are beneficial micro-organisms which help prevent infection by harmful bacteria, yeast and fungi. Antibiotics can decrease their effectiveness, so begin after you complete antibiotics and continue daily to help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more