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Taking Antibiotic Makes Me Constipated Why
Side effect: If you have any reason to believe that you suffer a side effect from any prescribed drug let your doctor know. ...Read more
Antibiotic: It may just be an effect of the antibiotic you are taking. Sometimes they cause sleepiness and other times they have other effects, e.g., stomach upset, rash, etc. It's also possible the infection you have that you are taking the antibiotic for is also contributing to fatigue/sleepiness. ...Read more
Maybe yes, but...: Most likely a different antibiotic can be substituted. Alternatively, depending on which antibiotic and how serious your infection is, maybe best to continue treatment while doing things to reduce stomach irritation, like taking it with food. Contact the doctor who diagnosed and treated you and follow his or her advice about it. Good luck! ...Read more
Why does taking doxycycline monohydrate make me feel so nauseated and sick? Im using it for chlamydia, its ruining my appetite &i can't eat normal now
Anticholinergic efx: Many psychiatric medications work at multiple different receptors. It sounds like your response to clozapine involves a fair amount of anticholinergic effects which can cause constipation. Fluids, high fiber like Metamucil or similar twice daily can help prevent complications from long term constipation. ...Read more
Many reasons: Antibiotics can cause diarrhea because they kill the good bacterial flora in the colon. Some patients will take probiotics to help recolonize with good bacteria. However, antibiotics can also cause another bacteria clostridium difficile to grow. This bacteria can cause diarrhea on its own. If you develop increased abdominal pain or GI bleeding while on antibiotics, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: All oral antibiotics (and IV too) can kill good and bad bacteria in the gut as a side effect as they are in the body and thus change the environment in the gut which can cause loose stools and diarrhea. Replacement of good bacteria (probiotics) can help alleviate some of these symptoms. ...Read more
Need some help taking zoloft (sertraline). Realy worried it will make me dizzy. 25 mg is what I am prescribed. Does eveyone get dizzy and how bad is it?
No, not everyone: No, not everyone gets dizzy with zoloft (sertraline) -- and 25 mg is a very low dose. You can make yourself believe it will harm you, though. This is known as the "nocebo" effect -- similar to "placebo" but with a negative, rather than a positive, expectation. If you're really worried, you could consider taking your first dose in the doctor's waiting room. Then if you become concerned, help will be there. ...Read more
Doc gave me bentyl (dicyclomine) 10 mg for cramping and pain of IBS hate the way it makes me feel day after taking I am still dopey feeling.Suggested alternatives?
Irritable bowel?: Hmm... I can't think of any reason for this. You list irritable bown as a medical condition, and I suppose these problems are related to that in some way. I guess my main thoughts are to avoid too much wine and too much vodka, and then not worry about it. (The comedian in me says drink some of each and balance it out. But that's not a green light to overdo either one!) ...Read more
No: This can have a bad result. Call your prescribing doctor and ask for advise. ...Read more
I have lupus and am now taking tacrolimus but it makes me nauseated; I am allergic to zofran. Ideas? Compazine and reglan (metoclopramide) not strong enough.
Need fiber/water: Ur body can b helped by a high fiber diet as well as a fiber supplement. Try drinking small amount of h2o and u can try flavor additives like no cal county time or others on the market. Some like ice cold, cold or room temp. Try & play around with combinations & c if u can hit on 1.Also small amounts more often. ...Read more
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