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Do antibiotics make you tired?

Do antibiotics make you tired?

Not quite: It's not the antibiotics that make you tired but the infection that they're fighting. It would seem that it's the antibiotics but you don't take antibiotics any other time. ...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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Why do antibiotics make you feel so tired?

Why do antibiotics make you feel so tired?

See below: Probably not the antibiotic but rather the infection you are taking the antibiotic for. ...Read more

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Do most antibiotics make you get tired easily?

Do most antibiotics make you get tired easily?

No: Quinolone like Ciprofloxacin sometimes due the opposite and you feel more energetic
So are activators or uppers! ...Read more

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After typhoid treatment of 7 days I am still feeling chill and tiredness some times (but no fever), should I continue with the antibiotic (from asia)?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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After typhoid treatment of 7 days I am still feeling chill and tiredness some times (but no fever), should I continue with the antibiotic (from asia)?

Accurate diagnosis?: The question is how was typhoid diagnosed? If by culture, then maybe it is resistant to the antibiotic prescribed. Another possibility is that you're getting better slowly (a temperature chart would be helpful). If no culture was done or the culture was negative, then maybe it's not typhoid. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotic make you tired?

Can taking antibiotic make you tired?

Many reasons: Usually you feel tired due to the infection that has caused you to need the antibiotic.
Some antibiotics can cause side affects that could contribute, such as diarrhea.
Consult w your dr. If you are overly tired while on certain meds! ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics make me tired and achy?

Why do antibiotics make me tired and achy?

Doubtful....: Few if any antibiotics have this kind of side effect. I would be more suspicious of symptoms of the infection being treated, or maybe a psychological reaction to that infection or the drug. Discuss it with the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does too much antibiotics drugs make me feel tired?

Does too much antibiotics drugs make me feel tired?

Antibiotics: Fatigue can be caused by many factors, and if you are wondering if the antibiotics caused the fatigue it is possible. Underlying infection can also cause fatigue, as can anemia, thyroid disease, cardiac problems, and many other things. To narrow down the diagnosis it is worth seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed bronchitis 2wks ago (sick for 2mnths), had 2 rounds antibiotics. How long till I feel better? Get tired very easy still!

Diagnosed bronchitis 2wks ago (sick for 2mnths), had 2 rounds antibiotics. How long till I feel better? Get tired very easy still!

Depends: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics, makes one feels tired?

Taking antibiotics, makes one feels tired?

Yes: Some antibiotics can sometimes cause a feeling of fatigue. Of course, the infection for which you are receiving the antibiotic could also be the cause. ...Read more

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I am on an antibiotic for a sinuse infection and I find I feel tired. Should I continue taking it?

Do't stop.: If you have a real bacterial infection of course you should continue. Notify your doc of the symptoms you are having but don't stop unless they tell you to do so. Your tiredness may be coming from the underlying infection. ...Read more

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Take amoxillin 500 antibiotics. Cause me nosebleeding and make me very tired. Should I stop to take it?

Take amoxillin 500 antibiotics. Cause me nosebleeding and make me very tired. Should I stop to take it?

Not from Medication: The fatigue and nose bleeds are probable from your body fighting infection and not from amoxicillin, see your Doctor right away and don't blame the medicine, it is always something else!! ...Read more

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What can I do if I have bronchiectasis and am suffering from everyday mucus brownish in color and am tired of antibiotics?

What can I do if I have bronchiectasis and am suffering from everyday mucus brownish in color and am tired of antibiotics?

A hard row to hoe: In bronchiectasis bronchi lose underlying structural support compromising mucous clearance from the lung resulting recurrent bronchitis, pneumonia & progressive loss of lung function. Treatment includes postural drainage, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, mucous thinners & antibiotics. Explore causes: smoking, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis, å1 antitrypsin deficiency. Some get lung transplants. ...Read more

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Can echinacea goldenseal help with my recurring sinus and cold issues? Are there any risk? So tired of antibiotics and shots

Can echinacea goldenseal help with my recurring sinus and cold issues? Are there any risk? So tired of antibiotics and shots

Can try it: You can try it. It will help treat your symptoms and is non toxic. Let your doctor know you are using it and if you get worse be checked. All the best, feel better. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) make you tired?

Can antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) make you tired?

Not likely.: Not usual, but even placebo makes 10 percent of people tired. Maybe the infection for which you are taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is causing you to be tired. ...Read more

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My cough still isn't goin away even tho im on antibiotics I can't even work properly because im always tired and weak should I stop takin antibiotics?

My cough still isn't goin away even tho im on antibiotics I can't even work properly because im always tired and weak should I stop takin antibiotics?

ASk your TX dr.: You should not stop any medication without first discussion with your treating Dr. Make an appt to discuss your treatment as well as to continue to get other possible causes of your cough investigated. Best wihses. L ...Read more

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I have been sick for over 3 weeks;diagnosed with strep, completed 2 rounds antibiotics. Glands are still swollen and am excessively tired. Suggestion?

I have been sick for over 3 weeks;diagnosed with strep, completed 2 rounds antibiotics. Glands are still swollen and am excessively tired. Suggestion?

Infectious mono?: This sounds suspicious for infectious mono, especially as it started with a sore throat; the strep may have been hangers-on rather than the cause. It may also be CMV or even toxoplasmosis; if it could be hiv, alert your physician. ...Read more

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About three weeks ago I was on antibiotics for bronchitis. Or phneumonia. I still have a violent cough am extremely tired and now have lime greephlegm?

About three weeks ago I was on antibiotics for bronchitis. Or phneumonia. I still have a violent cough am extremely tired and now have lime greephlegm?

Still infected: The history of continuing cough with the discolored phlegm makes me concerned that you may be only partially treated. I would check with your doctor and consider another course of antibiotics and would choose a different class of antibiotic if in fact another course is to be prescribed as you may have a resistant organism to the first one used. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make you to have tired or sleepy eyes?

To some degree, yes: Some medications can dry the eyes. These include blood pressure pills, antidepressants, and many others. A good addage to follow is that all medications can cause a variety of side effects, even if it is not specifically written on the package inserts. Dry eyes in turn can be experienced as tired or sleepy. ...Read more

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I have had 14 days of antibiotics and been coughing with mucus for 3 weeks. I get out of breath eaisily and am very tired. Do I go back to Dr?

I have had 14 days of antibiotics and been coughing with mucus for 3 weeks. I get out of breath eaisily and am very tired. Do I go back to Dr?

Yes: It is important to be rechecked if your symptoms persist. It may be a viral pneumonia or bronchitis that just doesn't respond to antibiotics BUT if you are short of breath and tired, these are symptoms that absolutely should be followed up! ...Read more

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My father is being treated for a kydeney infecrion. The antibiotics he's currently taking is making you extremely weak, &tired. Is it normal? If so, why

Kinda, sorta. . .: I'm sorry to hear that your dad is suffering from a kidney infection but I believe you may have it backwards. It's very unlikely that his antibiotics are causing him to be extremely weak & tired but rather the infection itself. Remember that we're sick when we get an infection. In fact, a kidney infection is a bad case of bladder infection that's spread to rest of body which explains extreme weak ...Read more

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Had bronchitis - prescribed steroids Sinus Inf - antibiotic. FATIGUE!!! Every other day I can function somewhat ONLY. Been 5 wks now!! no better?

Failure to thrive: It's somewhat concerning that u haven't really gotten better after all you've been through. I think this is grounds for a thorough evaluation- maybe even a 2nd opinion or fresh look at all the facts. It's possible you just had a bad case and are on the slow road to recovery, but I would hate to miss an underlying diagnosis to all this. I recc to see an ID specialist. Hope u feel better. ...Read more

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I was suffering from pneumonia and treat for antibiotic for 5days 2twice daily.... Still I'm feeling cough and fatigue and headache. .. What to do..

I was suffering from pneumonia and treat for antibiotic for 5days 2twice daily.... Still I'm feeling cough and fatigue and headache. .. What to do..

Take a while.: Pneumonia is a serious disease and it takes a longer time to improve than with less serious illnesses. If you have fever or are short of breath, or bad headache, etc., go to the ER. Rest, fluids, eat healthy food and give your body a chance to heal. Take all meds as prescribed. Follow up with your doctor as instructed. But call your doc and find out if you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I was hospitalized for thypoid fever for a week now it has been a week after my discharge and my antibiotics is over but still I'm feeling tired. Help?

I was hospitalized for thypoid fever for a week now it has been a week after my discharge and my antibiotics is over but still I'm feeling tired. Help?

Typhoid fever: It may take some time to fully recover from this extremely severe systemic infection and it is not surprising that you still have residual fatigue. Be patient and expect that it may take weeks before you feel totally normal again. ...Read more

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Why do you get a lot of different infections while pregnant? Tired of taking antibiotics for these infections I never got before.

Why do you get a lot of different infections while pregnant? Tired of taking antibiotics for these infections I never got before.

The immune system...: ...is naturally suppressed during pregnancy (so you can tolerate and not reject the "foreign" baby and placenta in there), often with increased chance of colds and skin infections. Hormonal changes also can affect susceptibility to urinary tract and vaginal infections. Discuss with your obstetrician if infections seem especially severe or frequent of if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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How normal/common is the post flu/common cold fatigue and how should it be treated\/ Could the antibiotics make this fatigue even worse?

How normal/common is the post flu/common cold fatigue and how should it be treated\/ Could the antibiotics make this fatigue even worse?

Flu: The is a systemic virus which should be treated symptomatically Good nutrition and supportive Care should make presenting symptoms self limited and subside over a couple of wewks ...Read more