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Doctor insights on: Taking Antibiotic Makes Me Constipated Why

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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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What is good for constipation when on antibiotic?

What is good for constipation when on antibiotic?

Mild laxative : You can try a stool softener 1st and then a slightly stronger otc laxative if necessary. Interestingly, most people get diarrhea from antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am on antibiotics and I have bad constipation, Any advice?

I am on antibiotics and I have bad constipation, Any advice?

Constipation: Antibiotics typically do not cause constipation. In fact they can do the opposite (diarrhea/loose stool). A great way to relieve constipation is through over the counter stool softeners such as Colace or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can also use Senna with stool softeners to help promote a bowel movement. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can too much antibiotics cause constipation? What is considered too much?

Can too much antibiotics cause constipation? What is considered too much?

No/See below: Antibiotics tend to cause diarrhea not constipation. The dose and duration of antibiotic treatment depends on the infecting organism and the site of infection. Too much antibiotic is more than is prescribed by a competent doctor. ...Read more

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Went to ER few weeks back for stomach pains. Tests came back fine, ct scan showed constipation. Been on 5 courses antibiotics. Would ct detect c diff?

Went to ER few weeks back for stomach pains. Tests came back fine, ct scan showed constipation. Been on 5 courses antibiotics. Would ct detect c diff?

C Diff: You can diagnose it with a stool sample sent to the lab. Then, the appropriate medication can help eliminate the infection. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more