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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...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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What are the side effects of most antibiotics?

What are the side effects of most antibiotics?

See below: Over all, i would say the most common side effect of antibiotics include those related to the gastrointestinal issues such as stomach upset and diarrhea. Based on the type of antibiotics, the problems associated with antibiotics can include allergic reactions that would include skin rashes, headaches, oral thrush, interactions with other medications. This question would be easier with 1 antibiotic. ...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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How long can antibiotics cause side effects after you stop taking them?

Depends: Depends on the drug, the side effect, and your condition. ...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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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Take the exact dose prescribed
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Follow your doctors instructions for how long to take the antibiotic
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Do not take someone else's antibiotics
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Do not take old or expired antibiotics
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How often can antibiotics have side effects?

How often can antibiotics have side effects?

Allergy and others: Antibiotics kill bacteria. In doing so they may kill the normal flora of your body or your vagina allowing yeast to sometimes grow. Other side effects include interaction with other medications or allergy responses. ...Read more

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How long can the side effects of using antibiotics last?

How long can the side effects of using antibiotics last?

Abx side effects: Usually mild side effects related to antibiotics disappear within 24-48hrs after stopping the antibiotic. Severe side effects can take longer to resolve and , in rare cases, may cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Take with food
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Always finish the course whether you feel better early or not
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Watch for abdominal pain and diarrhea - call Dr if occurs
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How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and regular colitis?

Test: Both can cause diarrhea, pain and bleeding. Stool can be tested for c diff , the cause of antibiotic colitis. If positive need to be treated. If negative you will need a GI workup that may include a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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