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Can Antibiotics Make You Vomit
Cool compresses,: Cool bath, and tylenol (acetaminophen) may prove helpful for temperature control. The most important thing for vomiting is adequate hydration. Depending on age, popsicles are helpful, solids can be deferred as clear fluids are ingested. If unable to drink fluids, and urine output is declining, then going to the er for IV fluids is warranted. Antibiotics are rarely needed in this scenario. ...Read more
Why are the antibiotics not working for vomiting mucus daily been taking them since Monday 23 and am still vomiting mucus everyday?
Some needs to figure out what's causing the vomiting.
Antibiotics generally don't help with that problem.
See a gastroenterologist and get definitive diagnostic and treatment p[an ...Read more
What to do if I vomit up one of my doxy. Antibiotic pills n hour after I take it? Take another one soon as I feel better or wait til time for next pill
Vomiting Medicine: Here is the recommendation I give my patients. If you throw up after taking a medication you retake the medicine if you vomited less than thirty minutes after taking the pill. Otherwise you take you next pill when it is time for it. ...Read more
Salmonella. Vomited 3x's, stopped vomiting last night, but irritating food's still down there. I have all the classic symptoms. Do I need antibiotics?
Salmonella: Salmonella infection is usually self limiting, but some doctors will treat with antibiotics. ...Read more
My daughter is 4 years old and has a cough every time she coughs she starts vomiting does she need a antibiotic?
I went to the ER a few days ago and was diagnosed with left side colitis. Was put on antibiotics but now I am constantly vomiting every 15 minutes?
My grandmother is taking antibiotics because of her mucormycosis which causes her to stop eating for varius weeks. What foods can help from vomiting?
After a c section, after 17 hours labour and lots of antibiotics, I am getting vomiting attacks that are intense and lots of dry wretching with hot and cold feeling. Is it normal?
If you are still in: The hospital, your neuse shoudl be notifying your OB doc as u amy ahve an endometritis or otehr infection, and you may have GI irritation or colitis from teh antibiotics, not as comon is septic pelvic thrombophebitis that can give those sxs, so your OB doc should be treating u now. ...Read more
If I have an STD and I take my antibiotic tablet and vomit a few hours later will the antibiotic still be affective?
My daughter been sick since Sunday she was vomiting, coughing, hievefer until today is Thursday. Our Doctor did not gave her antibiotic only for fever?
Viral Illness: It sounds like you doctor diagnosed a viral illness? Antibiotics are not indicated or useful in treating viruses. The only medications for viral illness are those that are used to treat the symptoms (such as tylenol (acetaminophen) if she is uncomfortable from the fever). If her fever is continuing or she is having new symptoms, I would recommend that she be reevaluated to rule out secondary infection. ...Read more
Dr said I have URI got antibiotic over a week ago. Finished. But still have loss of breathe more often and bloody vomit and still cough. Is ER needed?
4 month old son is projectile vomiting. Has a cough and runny nose. He's on an antibiotic. Its not plyoric stenosis. Last time (2months) had same thing?
He sounds: Miserable! I'm sorry to hear your baby is vomiting. Cough and runny nose doesn't usually need antibiotics, and there are some that we avoid because they can increase the risk of pyloric stenosis (erythromycin.) You need to make sure you keep his nose clear to keep him from coughing and vomiting (saline, bulb syringe). If he looks dry, starts making fewer wet diapers, call your pediatrician. ...Read more
My mother is 50years old. Dentist prescribed her augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotic and other medicines. After 3 hours of taking it she started vomiting. What to do?
Call: Augment well known for gastric side effects. If she has been taking with food and still problematic, call dentist to change med. ...Read more
Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read more
Got diagnosed with group a strep after a month of being sick. Will the antibiotic take care of it after that length of time?
Maybe: Strep is a self limiting illness which disappears on its own if not treated within a weeks time. There may be another problem because of the length of time involved. Another possibility is that you were reinfected during the month antibiotics should help. ...Read more
Hello wife is ten days late. She was sick and on antibiotic. Hpt test was negative. Could being sick throw her cycle off that much?
Possible: If u want to know for sure she should see her gyn and do a bpt. ...Read more
I caught a cold about 2 weeks ago from my son who prob caught it from school. I recovered without any antibiotics. Since then my husband caught the cold and now I am sick again. Should I get antibiotics this time. Am so tired of being sick and seems like
URI symptoms: There are many viruses and we can get sick several times a winter. I would suggest you wait about ten days and if no improvement then visit your doctor. ...Read more
Hello, I have been taking prescribed antibiotics in a pill form for a few days but today about 20 minutes after I took one, I vomited. Is this normal?
No: Some antibiotics can irritate the stomach and are best taken with or just after food. Others are best absorbed on an empty stomach, however. Your pharmacist can advise you about your medications and how to take them. ...Read more
Being sick may.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi may I ask for an advice? For the past few days I had been having dizziness, nausea and vomitting. I had just finished my antibiotic
I had gonorrhea I took the 4 pills to treat it but I threw up about 10-20 mins later am I ok? Should I request another 4 antibiotic pills?
Azithromycin?: Probably azithromycin. It's not the best choice for gonorrhea; it's used mainly against chlamydia. For gonorrhea, azithro usually is in addition to a shot of ceftriaxone. A large enough dose (2 grams) usually works for gonorrhea, however. But for either infection, vomiting at 20 minutes means not enough drug will be absorbed; you'll need additional treatment. Return to the doctor or clinic. ...Read more
Can kids have dysentary without vomitting? My 20 months old daughter has severe diarhea and dr has given her antibiotics with dysentary diagnosis.
Yes, they can.: Diarrhea, sometimes bloody is the primary symptom. There certainly can be vomiting with that, but it is not always. ...Read more
I took a one time, 8 pills, of antibiotics when I threw up (food poisoning) after approx 10mins. I didn't see the pills - do I need to take it again?
The patient was prescribed an antibiotic that he threw up about an hour after taking it, as he claims he saw the pill. Is it safe to retake the pill?
Yes: It is quite likely that he regurgitated the medication. He should take the medication (a new capsule) again. I think that missing the dose is more of a problem than taking a double dose. ...Read more
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