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Do antibiotics make you drowsy after you eat food?

Do antibiotics make you drowsy after you eat food?

Usually not: But it is common to get drowsy after eating. Also, the body gets tired more easily when you have an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Help! can antibiotics make you drowsy?

Help! can antibiotics make you drowsy?

Possibly: Some antibiotics can cause patients to become dizzy or drowsy while taking them. Please check the side effect pamphlet accompanying your prescription. Always see how you feel while on any medication before you decide to operate any heavy machinery. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make you feel drowsy, sleepy or tired?

Yes, it can happen: I've certainly experienced it and so have my patients. I think it often is masked by the fatigue symptoms of the condition for which it is prescribed. Also, i think the new exotic super strong antibiotics might be even more likely to do this than the old penicillin. Some innocent bacteria, etc. Get killed by the drug like unintended war casualties and can imbalance your systems a bit. Get well! ...Read more

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Am taking antibiotics for prostatitis. Safe to take provigil for ssri-induced sleepiness? does provigil interact with antibiotic/worsen prostatitis?

Am taking antibiotics for prostatitis. Safe to take provigil for ssri-induced sleepiness? does provigil interact with antibiotic/worsen prostatitis?

Yes, it's safe: There is no significant interaction between the antibiotics and the provigil. However, be sure to always check with the pharmacist when you pick up new meds to make sure that all of your medications and interactions are carefully reviewed. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics deter their effectiveness ? Or will it make you more drowsy/nauseous . Metronidazole and doxycycline

Will drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics deter their effectiveness ?  Or will it make you more drowsy/nauseous . Metronidazole and doxycycline

Severe vomiting: Like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole , Metronidazole and alcohol can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse (disulfiram) - resulting in violent vomiting. Doxycycline in itself, can cause severe nausea and vomiting. As a result, you will not likely keep you medication down - which ultimately restricts the effectiveness of the vomited antibiotic. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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