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If my antibiotic makes me throw up should I stop taking it?

If my antibiotic makes me throw up should I stop taking it?

Maybe yes, but...: Most likely a different antibiotic can be substituted. Alternatively, depending on which antibiotic and how serious your infection is, maybe best to continue treatment while doing things to reduce stomach irritation, like taking it with food. Contact the doctor who diagnosed and treated you and follow his or her advice about it. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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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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Could being on antibiotic make you throw up after a few days being on it then feeling nauseous..? Anabiotic called Levaquin (levofloxacin) I have the generic

Could being on antibiotic make you throw up after a few days being on it then feeling nauseous..? Anabiotic called Levaquin (levofloxacin) I have the generic

Abx has side effects: All antibiotics can have side effects and GI side effects tend to be most common. Nausea or even vomiting can happen. Make sure you don't have airway or breathing troubles or rash that may suggestive of allergic reaction. Another possibility could be a stomach virus infection that would be completely unrelated to the antibiotics. Try to take with food might help to alleviate the GI side effects. ...Read more

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If you have a STD and you take an antibiotic and you throw up three hours later are you okay?

If you have a STD and you take an antibiotic and you throw up three hours later are you okay?

Probably: By that time, the antibiotic may be absorbed. If it's an extended release, then it may not be completely absorbed. For all antibiotics, you should not take them on an empty stomach and actually should take with food. It reduces the chance of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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What happened to babies before antibiotics were invented?

What happened to babies before antibiotics were invented?

Same as now: Some lived a normal life and some got infections and died. The proportion is just different. Antibiotics and vaccines have both resulted in a better life for everyone. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold? I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold?  I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

Yes: If the baby truly has a viral illness then antibiotics are unnecessary and also potentially harmful in many ways, not the least of which being thinning of your wallet. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much? Is it normal or something?

Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much?  Is it normal or something?

Reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux happens in babies sometimes. It can be associated with fussing after feeds, arching, spitting, and hiccuping. Make sure that you are holding your baby upright after feeds, burp him well, and don't over feed him. See your doctor if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more