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What should I do about potential antibiotic use side effects?

What should I do about potential antibiotic use side effects?

Antibiotic SE's: If you have any serious side effects, please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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How often can antibiotics have side effects?

How often can antibiotics have side effects?

Allergy and others: Antibiotics kill bacteria. In doing so they may kill the normal flora of your body or your vagina allowing yeast to sometimes grow. Other side effects include interaction with other medications or allergy responses. ...Read more

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When after beginning antibiotics do side effects occur?

When after beginning antibiotics do side effects occur?

Variable: Severe allergic reactions may occur instantly or take days to weeks to show up other side effects also take a variable time or in the case of certain antibiotics wait till you get in the sun. There really is no rule to predict by. ...Read more

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How can one tell the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How can one tell the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

Not always different: Colitis can be a bad side effect of taking antibiotics. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive diarrhea that does not get better or if the stools become bloody stool. Drink lots of fluids to keep from getting dehydrated. Call your physician if this condition worsens and you become weak and dehydrated. ...Read more

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How to determine the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

Pseudomembranous: Colitis caused by c. Difficile is usually more severe than diarrhea caused by antibiotic side effect and does not go away when you stop the medication. To be sure, you need to have your stool tested for c. Difficile, if your diarrhea persists or abdominal pain, fever, or bloody diarrhea occurs. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

Test: Both can cause diarrhea, pain and bleeding. Stool can be tested for c diff , the cause of antibiotic colitis. If positive need to be treated. If negative you will need a GI workup that may include a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particularly the ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Do regulated, prescription antibiotics cause any side-effects?

Of course: Virtually all drugs have potential side effects. Antibiotics are no exception. ...Read more