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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Antibiotics

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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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Which foods are good for side effects of antibiotics?

Which foods are good for side effects of antibiotics?

Probiotics.: After using antibiotics, the normal good bacteria (normal flora) has been killed off and needs to be re=colonized. Eating foods with natural cultures of bacteria, such as yoghurt or kefir will help to recolonize the gut and resolve GI complaints. ...Read more

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Does the antibiotic minocycline cure bv? Also am worried about the scary side effects that happen when used for a long period of time, taking for acne

Does the antibiotic minocycline cure bv? Also am worried about the scary side effects that happen when used for a long period of time, taking for acne

No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use. Minocycline is not a rx for bv. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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What happens if you're given an antibiotic for a respiratory infection but because of side effects need it changed after 2 days? Can you switch drugs?

Yes, you can: If you feel the need to take a different antibiotic, call your pcp, and he/she will switch you to another drug that is good for your particular situation. Also report the "awful lung sounds and i had pain and yellow sputum". ...Read more

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How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Medication SEs: Not sure why you asked and answered your own question. It seems pretty straight forward and you have answered it. Am i missing something here? Do you have another question that you really want answered? ...Read more

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