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What is the earliest i could stop an antibiotic? Please don't answer "the right way", is it harmful to skip the last two doses of an antibiotic ?

What is the earliest i could stop an antibiotic? Please don't answer "the right way", is it harmful to skip the last two doses of an antibiotic ?

Depends: It depends on the type of infection. Ideally you should finish the full recommended course. For a mild infection you might get away with missing the last dose but i cannot say far sure. Good luck! ...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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Can 2 doses of antibiotics in one whole month cause me to miss my period?

Can 2 doses of antibiotics in one whole month cause me to miss my period?

No: Just two doses? What were you taking it for? Did you take all you were prescribed? Are you sexually active any chance of pregnancy? Your doctor can help you find these answers. Other than possible pregnancy one missed period at your age isn't unheard of. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What happens if you skip a day without taking your antibiotics ?

Missed antibiotic: It depends on many factors. Best call your prescribing doctor to ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's life-threatening to skip a day of antibiotics?

Can you tell me if it's life-threatening to skip a day of antibiotics?

It Happens: If I miss a day, skip the missed dose and continue with a regiment as directed. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Not a life life-threatening, but less effective. ...Read more

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I forgot to take my antibiotic at dinner. Should i eat now and take it before i go to bed or skip it?

I forgot to take my antibiotic at dinner. Should i eat now and take it before i go to bed or skip it?

Take it now: Since you are only a few hours late, take it now. If you were to forget a dosage but not realize until 3 hours or less from your next scheduled dose then i would take your next dose about an hour early. Do not double up on doses ( do not take two doses at the same time). ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make you skip a period?

Probably not : If you are on birth control meds and sexually active taking antibiotics can make the birth control pill not work. If you skipped a period you may be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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Help! can antibiotics cause you to skip a period?

Help! can antibiotics cause you to skip a period?

They don't usually: Cause you to miss your period. However, the condition you are being treated for may stress the body enough to cause you to miss a period. ...Read more

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Does anti allergic nd antibiotics can miss periods ?

Irregular menses: Almost any form of disturbance, whether physical or emotional can cause a delay in onset of a period or a missed period. If it persists however you should see a GYN and be examined. ...Read more