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Do Antibiotics Clean Your System
Not in my opinion: No and you should not take antibiotics unless they are rx for a bacterial infection. Thc binds to the same receptors as harder drugs and is stored in fat cells. If you want it out of your system stop using it, exercise and drink water to help rid your system of the bi-products of fat breakdown. ...Read more
Hi, doctor, what may be antibiotics that can clean your immune system as a result of another overdosed drug/antibiotics?
No treatment needed: If you are ill following antibiotics -- e.g. certain kinds of severe diarrhea -- follow your doctor's advice about treatment. Otherwise, don't worry about it. Even after large doses of antibiotics, or an overdose, the immune system is not harmed. Other effects, such as your body's normal bacteria being resistant to some antibiotics, will take care of themselves over a few weeks. No worries. ...Read more
Metabolism: There is no 'easy way' to flush out antibiotics from your system - your body has to do that naturally. There are 2 main organs that do that - the liver and the kidney. Depending on 'what' antibiotics you took, either organ may be doing the brunt of the work. I would advise 'being kind' to each organ: so no alcohol or toxins for the liver. Drink lots of water for the kidneys and keep salt to a min. ...Read more
5 half lives: Various antibiotics have different half lives. A half life is the time it takes to excrete 1/2 of the drug present in the body. A drug is considered to have been totally eliminated after 5 half lives. Therefore find out the half life of the antibiotic you are interested in and multiply it by 5 and you will have the time it takes for that drug to be eliminated. ...Read more
Antibiotic Half-Life: The half-life of an antibiotic in the system varies greatly among antibiotic. Each antibiotic has it's own half-life which is the time it takes for half of the drug to leave the body. Normally, after 5 half-lives, the drug is considered totally gone. So if Ampicillin has a half life of 1 hour, after 5 hours it is completely gone from the body. Remember, each drug has it's own unique half life. ...Read more
Depends: Most antibiotics you take are out of your system within days. You can look at the number of times a day you have to take a pill and then try to realize that it must be washing away if you have to take it multiple times a day. Since there are so many different antibiotics I can't give a specific answer, but usually after 5 'half-lives' the antibiotic is totally gone. Twice a day? -> gone in 2 days ...Read more
You can't: Let them go away on their own. ...Read more
Can you provide: More information about the actual medication/ dosage so this can be explored for you. ...Read more
Depends of half-life: The half -life (length of time for half of the med dose to be metabolized is differernt for different meds. Many medications can be dosed once a day, other are generally given 2 or 3 times a day -based upon the half-life. Few antibiotics would be in your system more than 24hrs. ...Read more
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