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Does taking antibiotics clean your system of marijuana?

Does taking antibiotics clean your system of marijuana?

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

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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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Hi, doctor, what may be antibiotics that can clean your immune system as a result of another overdosed drug/antibiotics?

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

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What may be antibiotics that can clean your immune system as a result of an overdosed of another drug. Meanwhile the person that overdosed drugs which are pain killers is pregnant in about 3 months now, so doctor what you say on that?

Pregnant w O/D: I would not expect an antibiotic to act as a cleanser or to correct typical effects of analgesic overdose. I would be very concerned about a pregnant female over-dosing. If deliberate that would warrant mental health assistance. I wish that person well. ...Read more

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How long do antibiotics stay in your system?

How long do antibiotics stay in your system?

Varies: The extent of time an antibiotic stays in your body would depend on which antibiotic you are taking as they will vary greatly. Ask a pharmacist for specifics. ...Read more

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How can I flush antibiotics out of my system?

How can I flush antibiotics out of my system?

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

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How for antibiotics to leave system completely?

How for antibiotics to leave system completely?

Depends non Abic: Different antibiotics have different half lives. A half life is the time it takes for one half of the antibiotic to be eliminated and excreted from the body. It is considered that a drug has been eliminated 5 half lives after taking the last dose. ...Read more

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How long should antibiotics stay in your system?

How long should antibiotics stay in your system?

Varies: The extent of time an antibiotic stays in your body would depend on which antibiotic you are taking as they will vary greatly. That is why timing and dosages of medications can vary. Ask a pharmacist for specific antibiotic questions you may have. ...Read more

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How long does an antibiotic stay in your system for?

How long does an antibiotic stay in your system for?

Depends.: Half-life of penicillin is a couple of hours; that of Azithromycin - several days. Other meds are in between. ...Read more

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How long do antibiotics stay in your system after doses?

How long do antibiotics stay in your system after doses?

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

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How long does it take an antibiotic to leave your system?

How long does it take an antibiotic to leave your system?

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

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How long will it take for an antibiotic to leave my system?

How long will it take for an antibiotic to leave my system?

Depends on Abx: Some antibiotics like the penicillin group are effectively half gone within 4-8 hours & effectively all gone within a day or so from the last dose. Some, like azithromycin, attach to the fat cells of the body and may take weeks before it is completely gone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get antibiotics out of your system?

How long does it take to get antibiotics out of your system?

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

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How long does it take for antibiotics to be out of your system?

How long does it take for antibiotics to be out of your system?

Can you provide: More information about the actual medication/ dosage so this can be explored for you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for antibiotics to get out of your system?

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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Just stopped antibiotic. How long until completely out of system?

Just stopped antibiotic. How long until completely out of system?

It depends...: ...on which antibiotic. A day or two for most, up to 2 weeks for long acting ones like azithromycin (Z-pak). ...Read more

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What's antibiotics are drug of choice in GI system?

Depends on infection: What are you trying to kill? The GI tract is full of all kinds of bacteria- maybe 4000 species! Generally gnr and anaerobes, but really varies depending on location in the tract. For example h. Pylori is limited to the stomach. Abx should be tailored to potential source. Metronidazole / Ciprofloxacin is a common combination for large intestinal infection. ...Read more

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How many days exactly does it take for chlymidia to get out of your system after having the antibiotics?

7-14 days: Usually we recommend two weeks before having sex again. I personally retest people after chlamydia treatment to confirm resolution. ...Read more

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I took my last antibiotic pill today. How long does the medicine stay in the system and gone completely?

I took my last antibiotic pill today. How long does the medicine stay in the system and gone completely?

Couple days: Most medications clear within about four dose-lengths. So if you were taking it every 12 hours, by 48 hours it's gone. Shorter if it was dosed mor often, longer if it was dosed less often. ...Read more

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Would an antibiotic still be in my system? Took the last one yesterday, or should I go back to the Dr to get more? Not over my bronchitis yet.

Would an antibiotic still be in my system? Took the last one yesterday, or should I go back to the Dr to get more? Not over my bronchitis yet.

Maybe doesn't matter: Most antibiotics drop to ineffective levels within 24 hours, but azithromycin (Zithromax, Z-pak), which is often used for bronchitis, lasts 7-10 days. However, it probably doesn't matter. Antibiotics often don't speed clearing of bronchitis; and when they do, probably only the first 5-7 days matters. After that, additional antibiotic usually makes no difference. But check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are analgesics and antibiotics considered systemic? I am being asked what body systems are involved with certain medications for my homework and I cannot find these categories in my body-systems material. Can you help?

Yes,: Yes, if you take them by mouth they are. Antibiotics and analgesics can also get into the blood stream when given intravenously or rectally. Analgesics and antibiotics that are not systemic might include certain eye drops or ointments, topical medications that go on your skin, spray in your nose or something that is swished in the mouth and spit out. ...Read more