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Took 1 grapefruit at 2pm today, can I take Amoxicillin 500 now?

Took 1 grapefruit at 2pm today, can I take Amoxicillin 500 now?

Check label: The Moxatag brand of amoxicillin should be taken with food, or within 1 hour after you eat a meal. There are also forms of amoxicillin which may be taken with or without food. Please check your medicine label to see if you your medicine should be taken with food or not. If you do not have the label please consult with your pharmacist. I wish you well with your health! ...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


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Please tell me, could amoxicillin make me tired and not want to eat?

Please tell me, could amoxicillin make me tired and not want to eat?

Yes: Either alone or interaction with other medications. Call your physician especially if you have other symptoms like a rash or difficulty breathing or swallowing or any severe dizziness or nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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I'm taking metronidazole with amoxicillin together but im not sure if I eat them at the same time or wait an hour or so to eat the other one?

I'm taking metronidazole with amoxicillin together but im not sure if I eat them at the same time or wait an hour or so to eat the other one?

Not a huge diff: But the pills are huge. There is not an interaction between the drugs. Amoxicillan is a bit more absorbed WITH food and metronidazole is so well absorbed that doesn't matter. The main consideration is both pills are HUGE. You might separate them if they physically bounce around and irritate the stomach or throat. ...Read more

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How much will you have to eat while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Just eat something: The antibiotic can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Food in the stomach helps prevent symptoms but you may end up with symptoms anyway. ...Read more

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11 mo old having diarrhea for 5 days now and won't eat either. She does have an ear infection and is taking amoxicillin but she's still fussy.?

11 mo old having diarrhea for 5 days now and won't eat either. She does have an ear infection and is taking amoxicillin but she's still fussy.?

Be careful: The antibiotics should work however I would be more concerned about the baby's fluid intake. Diarrhea for 5 days and not drinking equals dehydration. Even if they are drinking you should be more cautious and ready to seek professional help if things continue any longer. Don't just focus on the ear infection. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin due to an eat infection and now have vaginal discomfort and itchiness if the medication causing this? What to do?

I'm on amoxicillin due to an eat infection and now have vaginal discomfort and itchiness if the medication causing this? What to do?

Could be: Antibiotics dose alter your normal vaginal flora predisposing to yeast infection. It is easily treatable with antivaginal cream or oral fluconazole. ...Read more

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Can I eat blue cheese with an amoxicillin allergy? I have angioedema and uriticaria from amoxicillin.

Can I eat blue cheese with an amoxicillin allergy? I have angioedema and uriticaria from amoxicillin.

BLUE CHEESE PENICILLIN: WHILE BLEU CHEESE HAS A STRAIN OF PENICILLIN IN IT, IT APPARENTLY IS NOT THE STRAIN THAT CAUSES HIVES OR ANGIOEDEMA.
DO, HOWEVER, CHECK WITH YOUR PCP OR INTERNIST.
BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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I am allergic to amoxicillin. Is it safe for me to eat cheeses that contain penicillium mold?

Good question: Better be cautious, even if you consumed the blue cheese before, but mind you, allergy to amoxicllin, or to any drug, at times is rather a side effect not a true allergy, rash developing if you have viral illness and receive amoxicllin can be interpreted as allergic reaction, at any rate, try to avoid the blue cheese, keep an antihistaminic and an epinephrine pen handy, till you see an allergist ...Read more

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My 9yr old took amoxicillin without food and he is complaining of pain in his stomach, I gave him gatorade and made him eat, but he still has the pain?

My 9yr old took amoxicillin without food and he is complaining of pain in his stomach, I gave him gatorade and made him eat, but he still has the pain?

Amox: What was he taking meds for? Usually antibiotiocs cause children some abdominal pain but be sure he was properly diagnosed and the doc did not miss an abdominal diagnosis such as appendicitis. ...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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Is it ok if I cut augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pill in pieces before take it or there'll be any side effects? Should I eat first?

Is it ok if I cut augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pill in pieces before take it or there'll be any side effects? Should I eat first?

Some can, some cannot: Some forms of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) CANNOT be crushed - if the bottle says XR or “extended-release” anywhere, that is key. However, that information may be hidden in the fine print of the package labelling, so your best bet is going to be to ask your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance with the product you have in your possession; some Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) products can be crushed and cut, some cannot. ...Read more

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Could I have lymph cancer? I'm 20 &my lymph is swollen under my chin. Swells real bad when I eat. Got amoxicillin for it. Still worried. Doc sd infectn

Could I have lymph cancer? I'm 20 &my lymph is swollen under my chin. Swells real bad when I eat. Got amoxicillin for it. Still worried. Doc sd infectn

This is common: Lymph cancer (at your age, usually Hodgkin's) is far less subtle. The average young person (and I spend my time largely around med students) have 2-3 similar lymph nodes. Nodes like this are very common and mean nothing. The reason it feels larger when you eat is that your tongue pushes it closer to your skin. Forget the antibiotics and leave it alone. ...Read more

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I had my send attack of diverTicultis in 13 months. I always eat high fiber. I am currently on day 2 of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), what can I take for constipation?

I had my send attack of diverTicultis in 13 months. I always eat high fiber. I am currently on day 2 of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), what can I take for constipation?

Drink water!: With your bowel condition avoid laxatives of any sort. Increase your fluid intake!! Drink loads of water and continue your diet as prescribed by your treating physician. Be patient!! Hope this helps. PS You might start ACTIVA a yogurt "Probiotic" take one serving each night before bed. This will require some time but stick to it. No chemicals! ...Read more

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Have lost weight from diarrhea caused from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). On lomitil 1x day. Not as watery. Not really hungry. Any suggestions what to eat.?

Have lost weight from diarrhea caused from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). On lomitil 1x day. Not as watery. Not really hungry. Any suggestions what to eat.?

Probiotics.: Align or biogaia. Both have a probiotics that can help. This is the same stuff you hear about in the activia commercials.
Align is easier to find at health food stores.
Biogaia might be in a walgreen's or a walmart. Or you can look on line and order it but that may take too long. If all else fails buy some activia and eat at least 1 cup with each meal for 2-3 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was diagnoised with sinus infection have been on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 125mg twice a day taken 7 days now when I eat or drink I get pain behind ear?

Sinus Infection: Greetings. If you were diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection, it looks like you were treated with the wrong dosage of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). The dosage you are on is for a pediatric patient. I'm supprised your pharmacist filled this. Check again with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin some hours after taking lyncomycin?

Yes, if indicated: There shouldn't be any interaction between the two medicine. But only take them if they are necessary to treat infection and recommended by your doctor or healthcare provider.. ...Read more

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Is taking amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day for 95lb female too much?

Is taking amoxicillin 500mg 4 times a day for 95lb female too much?

Depends on reason: Each case is different. A patient can ask her own doctor about her individual case. Amoxicillin usually works for infections like strep throat, at 250mg 3 times a day, but 500mg 3 times a day is ok too. A doctor might prescribe more Amoxicillin if he thinks the patient's infection needs a bigger dose, or if he thinks the patient's intestines are not absorbing enough of the medication, etc... ...Read more

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