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Amoxicillin Weight Loss
Unlikely: Antibiotics may have side-effects and these two may cause some mild GI symptoms such as nausea. If you're on these meds for a couple weeks, and you're nauseated - you might lose a little bit of weight. You might want to try some ginger tea to help with the nausea. If you have fevers with the weight loss, this needs urgent evaluation. GI doctors can help with the evaluation for weight loss. ...Read more
Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I took amoxicillin and levofloxacin for 10 day and I lose 8 pound of weight. which antibiotic cause my weight loss ?
Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?
Strep test: Did you have earlier ASO titer which then documented rise of ASO? If you truly had strep infection which was not sensitive to Amoxil there are plenty of others available. Your doc should speak to the ID maven at your local hospital and ask for advise on treatment in your particular zone. ...Read more
Burning sensation in stomach area at night. Was on amoxicillian but off it for about three weeks now.Been eating less to lose weight.
May be temporary: Amoxicillin can cause stomach upsets with pain and diarrhea, subsequently because of altered intestinal flora can cause bloating, decreased apetite or burning as in your case. If this persists longer say another 3 weeks you might be having gastritis, where a short course of antacids, or h-2 blockers (like Pepcid ) might alleviate your symptom. You may try otc tums to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more
I've taken nexium amoxicillin and levofloxacin for killing h.pylori. why I loss weight after this treatment ?
I just finished 10 days of amoxicillin & had diarrhea d/t it how long till it's gone or is due to loss of good bacteria from body & how do I tell?
Possible: It is very possible your intestinal tract flora have been disrupted by the antibiotics. An easy way to help restore your "good" bacteria in the gut is to eat yogurt with live cultures. The diarrhea should resolve soon; please be sure to stay well hydrated with clear fluids. You can use products such as pedialyte to help keep your electrolytes up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband 54 yr old diabetic has been on high dose 875 mg amoxicillin for 10 days for ear infection and hearing loss in that ear . prescription has not worked?
Kids vs adult dosing: For many medications, children's doses are weight based. At some point when you want to be considered an adult, typically 120# or more, everyone gets same dose regardless of weight. Instead, dose depends upon rationale as well as your individual response. Check out http://www.drugs.com/dosage/amoxicillin.html for various regimens. Better yet, discuss this w/your prescribing doc or dispensing pharm ...Read more
Dose for strep: You can give him roughly 25 mg/kg per dose, twice daily dosing for 10 days. If you have the 400 mg/5 ml suspension of amoxicillin, you could give him 6 ml (=480 mg) twice daily for 10 days. Make sure to give him the full 10 day course even if he is feeling well after a couple of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amoxicillin weight: It is unlikely that Amoxicillin would cause weight gain. There is some suggestion that certain colon bacteria may contribute to weight gain, and antibiotics might change this, but no good hard evidence. It is more likely that the infection that is being treated, has somehow change your taste buds, appetite, or activity level, and this has contributed to your weight gain. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
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