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Overdose on antibiotics possible?

Overdose on antibiotics possible?

Yes: Any medication taken in quantities larger than indicated can result in unwanted side effects, which can be harmful or lethal. Antibiotics are not the exception. ...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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Can you die of antibiotic overdose?

Can you die of antibiotic overdose?

MAYBE: If allergic to the antibiotic you have a good chance. If you kill the bacteria in your gut and dehydrate sufficiently with diarrhea you might.
If you exceed the dr's instructions and arrange to find out, it's a hard way to learn. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on antibiotics?

Can it be possible for you to overdose on antibiotics?

Unlikely: You would not be able to overdose on the usual prescription amount of antibiotic. Most likely if you took a toxic dose, you would get sick to your stomach and vomit it out. If you are trying to do yourself harm, then get with a friend or counselor and work through it. ...Read more

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What can happen if you overdose on antibiotics tablets?

What can happen if you overdose on antibiotics tablets?

It depends: There are as many answers to this question as there are antibiotics. Many are not particularly harmful if you get a slightly higher-than-recommended amount. However, they can cause serious problems. They can affect your liver or kidneys, or interfere with other medicines, for example. An excellent resource for overdose questions of any kind is the poison control center at 1 (800)222-1222. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms for antibiotics to appear?

How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms for antibiotics to appear?

I think you meant to: Say for symptoms to "disappear". And if that was the case, then one would expect to have the antibiotic produce noticeable effects on average in 1-3 days. However, having said that, while some simple infections may resolve within days, some serious infections, especially in medically compromised individuals may take much longer, if at all. There are just too many variables that come into play. ...Read more

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How long should it take for symptoms to clear after I've been on antibiotics?

How long should it take for symptoms to clear after I've been on antibiotics?

See below: Depends on the illness and whether the illness being treated was bacterial (vs viral) and also, if bacterial, whether the bacteria being treated is sensitive to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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When to retest after clymydia ans 1 dose of antibiotics 500mg X2. Still have some symptoms 5 days later?

When to retest after clymydia ans 1 dose of antibiotics 500mg X2. Still have some symptoms 5 days later?

Give it more time: The treatment you had (azithromcyin 1 gram) is highly effective. It often takes a week or more for symptoms to clear entirely. If you still have discharge after about 10 days, recheck with the doctor or clinic treating you. If symptoms clear up, retesting is advised after 3-4 months, mostly to detect reinfection, but sometimes to diagnose uncommon treatment failures. ...Read more

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Can you stop your antibiotics before they all gone if all your symptoms are gone? I heard it from dr. Oz shows that this is a new theory.

Can you stop your antibiotics before they all gone if all your symptoms are gone? I heard it from dr. Oz shows that this is a new theory.

Finish your course: The prescribed course of antibiotics is based on studies which reflect the minimum inhibitory concentration of the antibiotic against bacteria - so finishing the entire duration of course is advisable. ...Read more

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I took three different antibiotics today. One early afternoon. The other two, took it all together tonight. Am I on the edge of overdosing myself?

I took three different antibiotics today. One early afternoon. The other two, took it all together tonight. Am I on the edge of overdosing myself?

Overdose: Occassionally multiple medications are prescribed to treat disease or medical conditions. Medications should be taken only as prescribed by a qualified physician to avoid adverse effects. If a particular regimen was recommended, and taken as advised, benefit likely outweighs risk. People should never take medication that is expired or wasn't prescibed to them to avoid complications and toxicity ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being allergic to antibiotics?

Different types: The most common reaction is skin rashes including hives and swelling. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction but less common. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common and usually represent an intolerance rather than a true allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cystitis and do I need antibiotics?

Cystitis: Cystitis is marked by urinary frequency and urgency, as well as lower abdominal cramping pain. Although cystoscope usually shows lesions on the bladder wall, there is no real evidence that cystitis is an infection. Under those circumstances, antibiotics may not be necessary and/or useful. However, antibiotics are often prescribed if there is a presumption of infection. Seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more

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What symptoms of antibiotic resistance are the most important?

What symptoms of antibiotic resistance are the most important?

Continued infection: If you are infected with a bacterium that is resistant to the antibiotics you are taking, your infection may not improve. Depending on the type and location of your infection, cultures may be needed to pinpoint the specific organism. The lab can then run a sensitivity test to see which anitbiotics are effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Antibiotics overdose?

Antibiotics overdose: Antibiotics are medications that are used to treat bacterial infections. An overdose occurs when one is taking more than the correct dose of the medication. Overdoses can sometimes cause significant untoward health problems. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of prostatitis last if you start antibiotics?

How long do symptoms of prostatitis last if you start antibiotics?

Variable: If the prostatitis is due to bacterial infection, proper antibiotic treatment should relieve symptoms in a matter of days. However in most cases the cause of prostatic inflammation is not known and antibiotics are not helpful. Unfortunately, prostatitis may be chronic or remitting and relapsing. ...Read more

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I completed my antibiotics 3 days ago but my symptoms are coming back. What should I do?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Parotitis and given antibiotics, I am now on my 3 different medicine and my symptoms have not improved?

Parotitis and given antibiotics, I am now on my 3 different medicine and my symptoms have not improved?

It may be that: There is an abscess needing drainage, that salivary duct is not open or that a bacterium resistant to what has been used is present. Or is it viral? ...Read more

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If something isn't wrong with you and you take antibiotics anyways, can it give you symptoms and mess you up?

Definitely: You can develop antibiotic-associate diarrhea, and even clostridium difficile colitis, which can be quite serious. Antibiotics can have other side effects as well. Finally, unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to drug resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Child prescribed antibiotics for congestion he has had for 3 weeks, no other symptoms, does he truly need an antibiotic for this? Conflicted

Child prescribed antibiotics for congestion he has had for 3 weeks, no other symptoms, does he truly need an antibiotic for this? Conflicted

Not for congestion: You may have some paperwork that lists a diagnosis from the visit. I don't use abx for congestion, but I was not there. If the doc found a sinus or chest infection I would. ...Read more

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I've recently started having chronic utis. Antibiotics aren't working and I'm not having any symptoms. Could there be an underlying issue?

Recurrent UTI: "Chronic" UTIs without symptoms should mean 2 or more urine cultures showing the same bacteria that didn't clear or came back soon after treatment with an antibiotic tested and known to be active against that bacteria. If so, at age 33 an underlying problem is a good bet, e.g. kidney stone, bladder diverticulum, and others. Talk to doctor; maybe referral to infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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I tested + for strep b via culture after giving it to a girlfriend, but have zero symptoms. As a carrier, should I still be treated with antibiotics?

Maybe: Carrier state can be hard to eradicate--both partners would need to be treated, otherwise, they will keep giving the infection to each other.

The most serious issue is group b strep and newborn infection. Make sure other infections are being checked for. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed for prostatis for 1-2 years ago. Haven't been suffering since then. Now last days, the symptoms came back? What can I do? Antibiotics again?

Been diagnosed for prostatis for 1-2 years ago. Haven't been suffering since then. Now last days, the symptoms came back? What can I do? Antibiotics again?

May be antibiotics: Yes you may need another course of antibiotics. I suggest you get it checked by your doctor or urologist to confirm the diagnosis and get a culture of prostatic fluid and ironed test. And if indicated you may need appropriate antibiotics for 30days ...Read more

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Can you die from an overdose of nitrofurantoin antibiotic?

Probably not: Anything is possible, but I never heard of a Nitrofurantoin overdose - side effects- yes, lethal overdose- no. ...Read more

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How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last for?

How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last for?

Antibiotic allergy: Antibiotic allergies can clear up in a day or last up to six months. Fortunately, most resolve relatively quickly, over a few days. We do not yet know why some persist for a long time and require strong medications like oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) in order to settle down. ...Read more

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Had a course of antibiotics still have minor symptoms of UTI will it clear up now.?

Had a course of antibiotics still have minor symptoms of UTI will it clear up now.?

Hopefully: Best way to make sure that UTI has cleared up is get your urine testes, persistent infection will can be confirmed by urinalysis and better still by urine culture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Might antibiotics temporarily increase the symptoms of a UTI when you start the medicine?

Might antibiotics temporarily increase the symptoms of a UTI when you start the medicine?

Shouldn't: Especially if the antibiotics that you are taking are the UTI you have. You may have persistent pain with urination from the UTI but this should subside within 24-48 hours of taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sibo 10 days of xifaxin felt great. Symptoms returned day after finishing antibiotics.

Something else?: They say sibo can be hard to treat, but it can be done. Other causes than the bacteria killed can remain - do let the doctor keep searching. Thyroid function tests might be an idea, etc. Here's info that may start your search: http://www. Endfatigue. Com/articles/article_sibo. Html
good luck. ...Read more

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Do HIV acute symptoms go away in 3 days? And can they go away with antibiotics or will they not work?

Acute HIV infection: Hiv infection is a viral illness like the flu. If one get's symptoms when zero-cnverting they are usually significant. Antibiotics would not help. And, the symptoms most likely do not abate in a short time such as three days. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more