I have a flu. Taking z pack and tamiflu (oseltamivir). Dont know if meds or food giving me diarrhea and nausea. Shud I take something for this or stop either meds?
Why you taking the. Z-pack? Was it prescribed by a doctor? The flu is a virus. A z-pack is an antibiotic and is only helpful for a bacterial infection. It will not help a virus, but it can give you diarrhea. If it was prescribed by a doctor talk to them before deciding if you should stop the z-pack. If it was not prescribed by a doctor then stop the z-pack and don't self medicate with antibiotics in the future.
Persistent loose stools/diareah, cramping, nausea 3 weeks after taking z pack then tamiflu (oseltamivir). Should I take probiotics orally?
TAKE PROBIOTIC(S) It is not uncommon for antibiotics to disrupt the internal mileu of the gastrointestinal system and thus, cause loose bowels, diarrhea, yeast infection, etc. Good bacteria (e.g., lactobacillus acidophilus) in the gut need to be replenished. Get professional quality probiotics that either: (1) pass through stomach acid without being destroyed; or (2) are very potent (e.g., 100+ billion organisms). Read more...