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Why do antibiotics make me constipated?

Why do antibiotics make me constipated?

Altered flora: Diarrhea is much more common with antibiotics than constipation. However, any antibiotic can affect the good bacteria in the large intestine thus affecting gastrointestinal transit. ...Read more

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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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Why do antibiotics make me nauseous?

Why do antibiotics make me nauseous?

Side effect: Any medication you take has a benefit and side effect. This is likely a side effect of the antibiotics. I would consult with your physician about switching the antibiotic if possible. ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics make me poop so much?

Why do antibiotics make me poop so much?

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

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Why do all antibiotics make me sick to my stomach?

Why do all antibiotics make me sick to my stomach?

Unlucky: Some people are just very sensitive to antibiotics. If you absolutely need an antibiotic you could ask for injectable, liquid or possibly even a compounded suppository. Another option is to take anti nausea medication with the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics make me tired and achy?

Why do antibiotics make me tired and achy?

Doubtful....: Few if any antibiotics have this kind of side effect. I would be more suspicious of symptoms of the infection being treated, or with a psychological reaction to that infection or the drug. Discuss it with the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics give me diarrhea?

Why do antibiotics give me diarrhea?

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 more

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Why might antibiotics make me so sick?

Various: Allergic reactions, incorrect dosing for organ dysfunction, side effects, toxicities, inducing dysbiosis in the bowels and permitting toxin producing clostridium difficile overgrowth and colitis. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics make you bloated?

Possible: But what antibiotics are you talking about. Several may give some takers upper GI issues, some may alter intestinal bacterial flora and create problems in that fashion. Tell us what drugs you are referring to. ...Read more

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Do antiboitics make you bloated?

Do antiboitics make you bloated?

Power of probiotics: Antibiotic use is usually associated with eliminating "good bacteria" dr your colon which then may promote overgrowth of other opportunistic bacteria. These produce gas as they consume micronutrients in the colonic lumen. The easy solution us to take probiotics along with antibiotics and also take antibiotics judiciously only if there're is a true evidence of a bacterial infection as indicated ...Read more

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What should I do if antibiotics makes me naseaus?

What should I do if antibiotics makes me naseaus?

Eat: Sometimes just having something in your stomach will help. ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics make you so thirsty? im on clindamycin

Abx and thirst: That is an interesting quesiton. I have not known of abx to cause increased thirst. Have never had patients tell me this. Makes me wonder if something else is going on. Have you been screened for diabetes? Might want to discuss this quesiton with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics make you feel so tired?

See below: Probably not the antibiotic but rather the infection you are taking the antibiotic for. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics make you bloat?

Do antibiotics make you bloat?

Bloating: Antibiotics can make you bloat as a gastrointestinal side effect. It may be prudent to take a probiotic at the same time while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics make you constipated?

Does antibiotics make you constipated?

In general: In general, antibiotics have a common adverse effect of causing loosening of stools or diarrhea...Although anything is possible! ...Read more

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Why do painkillers generally make me feel sick?

Why do painkillers generally make me feel sick?

Sick: Nausea is common with pain meds. However if taken with food and can be treated. Most of the time nausea is temporary if needed to be taken over a prolonged period of time ...Read more

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Why do multivitamins make me dizzy?

Why do multivitamins make me dizzy?

They shouldn't: There's no reason they should make you dizzy, provided you're taking just one daily. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my iron pills make me feel really sick?

Could you tell me why my iron pills make me feel really sick?

Stomach irritation: Iron pills are a known irritant to the stomach. If you need iron supplementation and cannot tolerate oral iron, talk to your doctor about getting intravenous iron infusion. ...Read more

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What will herpes do to my body? :/ will it make me sick? Make me tired? Want to vomit? Just sick feeling?

What will herpes do to my body? :/ will it make me sick? Make me tired? Want to vomit? Just sick feeling?

It can cause all : A herpes infection can cause symptoms locally such as a rash, itching, burning or pain. It can also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue, fever, chills, body aches, dizziness, headaches just to name a few. ...Read more

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What should I do if my antibiotics are making me sick?

U take antibiotic ?: Because u need it , u can't be allergic to all medication , and if u really can't take oral medication , u can take injection. ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics make you feel sick ?

Why do antibiotics make you feel sick ?

Side effects: Antibiotics can irritate the lining of your digestive tract. They also can kill the healthy bacteria in your intestines that keep everything in balance, leading to diarrhea and yeast infections. That's why it's important to only take antibiotics when they are medically indicated (i.e. For bacterial infections and not for viruses), and to take them correctly and finish the full course when you do. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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