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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Had 7 d amoxicillin before my rct on infected tooth. Post rct, clindamycin causing bad heartburn. Is clinda stronger for infection. Can i go to amox?

Had 7 d  amoxicillin before my rct on infected tooth. Post rct, clindamycin causing bad heartburn. Is clinda stronger for infection. Can i go to amox?

Talk to Dentist: Taking probiotics or eating yogurt with active cultures about 2 hours after taking each antibiotic may help to re-populate your digestive tract with "good" bacteria and reduce heartburn or other stomach distress, etc. But talk to your dentist for their exact recommendation, considering your problem. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics (amoxicillin) andhave the worst stomach aches /heartburn. Can i take Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) or will that counteract the amox?

I'm on antibiotics (amoxicillin) andhave the worst stomach aches /heartburn. Can i take Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) or will that counteract  the amox?

Take either: I can't recall any reason not to use either medicine for your discomfort. They should have no effect at all on the activities of the antibiotic. Your stomach meds work there & the capsule encases the abx so it glides past the stomach so it avoids the stomach acid. It is absorbed in the intestines before it starts to work. ...Read more

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I am taking prednisone & augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and have severe heartburn. Took pepto-bismol 1hour ago w/ no relief. Can I take something else and how soon?

I am taking prednisone &  augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and have severe heartburn. Took pepto-bismol 1hour ago w/ no relief. Can I take something else and how soon?

Irritants: Both of those medications can irritate the stomach lining and should be taken with food. In addition,it's protective to take prilosec when on prednisone to guard against ulcer formation. Try an antacid like mylanta to relieve your current symptoms. The same effects and precautions apply to the esophagus. ...Read more

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I'm taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for bronchitis. I am extremely breathless. Is this antibiotic making me so out of breathe? And I'm also having alot of heartburn.

Tachypnea: There are several possibilities including Allergy to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and or Pneumonia . If you are extremely short of breath you need to go to your nearest emergency room immediately. If you have no one to help you, I would recommend an ambulance especially if you have any cardiac history ...Read more

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If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?

If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics  best to use for healing  tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?

Either: Both can cause stomach distress, and each has indications and contraindications. Clindamycin is a great root canal antibiotic but has more stomach aftereffects than Amoxicillin and is used for those patient allergic to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more

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


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more