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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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What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

Talk to pharmacist.: Side effects of Rifampin include confusion, dizziness, abdominal pain, bruising, bleeding, hostility, palpitations, increased blood pressure, trouble breathing, dark colored urine ; light colored stools. See your pharmacist for a more complete, comprehensive overview of the posssible side effects of this and any med. ...Read more

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I m 25 yo male and I m getting white hairs on head. Can it be side effects of antibiotic? How can we stop to get white hairs?

I m 25 yo male and I m getting white hairs on head. Can it be side effects of antibiotic? How can we stop to get white hairs?

No way: are you talking about gray hairs or white hairs? If they are gray hairs they are usually hereditary and you cannot prevent the formation of them. If you have a patch of white hair this is called poliosis and if that is the case I would see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Could drinking beer be making my side effects from antibiotic worse?

Probably: Some antibiotics interfere with metabolism of alcohol and cause side effects from that. ...Read more

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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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For what length of time can the side effects of antibiotics last?

Dpends on the effect: There are many side effects from different antibiotics from slight rash to diarrhea to serious and life threatening side effects like steven johnson syndrome and others and it may be few days to several weeks after the antibiotics are stopped. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have side effects from antibiotics even after you stop taking them?

Is it possible to have side effects from antibiotics even after you stop taking them?

Yes: Yes. Sometimes the side effects reflect the overgrowth of other bacteria or fungus outside the spectrum of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Any insights on when do side effects of antibiotics finish?

Any insights on when do side effects of antibiotics finish?

That would: really depend on the medication, the particular side effect, how long you have been on it and dosage. For instance - a medication might cause hearing problems that don't improve. Another medication might lead to yeast infection which needs treatment to resolve. ...Read more

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Are there any ways i can combat the side effects of antibiotics?

Are there any ways i can combat the side effects of antibiotics?

Depends on effect: Assuming it is not an allergy, you can take them with food, or eat yogurt with live cultures to restore the natural bacterial in your gut and in our body. Also probiotics can help the effect of antibiotics on the "good bacteria". ...Read more

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What are common side effects of antibiotics used especially for pneumonia?

Allergy reactions: The most common side effects of antibiotics are allergic reactions. There should be no issues relating to the pneumonia, unless it is viral pneumonia which should resolve on its own if you are generally healthy. If you have not seen your doctor for the pneumonia, please do. ...Read more