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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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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Im anemic, have respiratory infection they prescribed me iron supplements and antibiotics i take twice a day with a stook softner is tiredness normal?

Im anemic, have respiratory infection they prescribed me iron supplements and antibiotics i take twice a day with a stook softner is tiredness normal?

Yes: Anemia means blood doesn't have enough iron to attach oxygen to then carry it to the place where your body needs it.So, cells are "holding their breath" trying not to run out of oxygen. Infection makes your immune system cells work overtime to kill bugs.Now they're overworked and out of breath ... Exhausting! by the way, space antibiotic & iron a few hours apart. Iron blocks drug absorption. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat for 3 weeks. Tiredness, one bloodshot eye. Mono ruled out. Took antibiotics one week. Yellow brown dime size mucus. Felt crusty?

I have a sore throat for 3 weeks. Tiredness, one bloodshot eye. Mono ruled out. Took antibiotics one week. Yellow brown dime size mucus. Felt crusty?

Sore throat & tired: Mono usually occurs in teenagers, but can reactivate later in life. Sometimes the initial tests are neg and need to be repeated (mono spot). A full EBV (epstein bar) panel should be sent. Also this could be other illness and u should be checked for HIV if you've had a new partner or any risks for that. Other viruses like adenovirus can cause this. Probably u need an ID specialist. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Sinus puncture (extremely painful, 12 more sessions to go) plus antibiotics with cold/respiratory sympt and tiredness. Before only had light sore throat for 3 weeks and asthma. Appropriate treatment?

Sinus puncture (extremely painful, 12 more sessions to go) plus antibiotics with cold/respiratory sympt and tiredness. Before only had light sore throat for 3 weeks and asthma. Appropriate treatment?

Stop the torture: This used to be done about 40 years ago. No more puncture. Get a ct sinus to find out what the problem is. Then make sure your nasal mucosa is not swollen. See an allergist to find out what the trigger is and whether you have an immune defect. You may also try irrigating the sinuses with saline on a daily basis. Doxycycline is not the drug of choice. Need new doctor. ...Read more

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Was on antibiotic cepodem 200 for 12 days, recurring lung infection. Had side effects like tiredness, feeling of anxiety. Can that keep on afterwards?

Was on antibiotic cepodem 200 for 12 days, recurring lung infection. Had side effects like  tiredness, feeling of anxiety. Can that keep on afterwards?

Yes, it can happen: But even if you do have a period of those symptoms, it may be easy to treat them with brief psychotherapy. It's possible that serious emotional problems were hidden before, but if this really relates to the lung infection - it shouldn't require medication, but rather exploring your experience, learning how to deal with changes/losses/fears and having support for your recovery. Be well! good luck. ...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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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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