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Quick question re antibiotics- possible tmi

(12 Posts)
tobee Tue 15-Nov-16 21:48:43

Took my prolonged release nitrofurantoin for a uti first dose 1 1/2 hours ago but just had a bit of diarrhoea. I know it's a possible side effect but does anyone know if it will muck up the effectiveness of the antibiotic, pls? Tia

BusterGonad Wed 16-Nov-16 05:15:04

Depending on which ones you are, I know for a fact certain ones cause diarrhea. Look in the information sheet that came with them. All you need to know should be in there.

Lweji Wed 16-Nov-16 05:28:37

It probably means the antibiotic killed most intestinal bacteria.
It should be fine.
Yoghurt can help.

BusterGonad Wed 16-Nov-16 05:34:15

Bio yogurt is good but do not take it at the same time as the pills.

tobee Wed 16-Nov-16 12:17:36

Thanks for replies. No leaflet came with the capsules.Just wanted to get rid of the bloomin' thing.

tobee Wed 16-Nov-16 12:18:18

*the uti

Piscivorus Wed 16-Nov-16 12:22:39

Surely that would be too fast for it to be the tablet wouldn't it? I don't know but I always imagined it would take longer for it to get to the lower end.

I'd see what happens with your next dose

BusterGonad Wed 16-Nov-16 12:24:35

What are the tablets called OP?

bialystockandbloom Wed 16-Nov-16 12:27:51

It won't affect the antibiotic. Probiotic capsules help as well as yoghurt. Take that before the antibiotics though.

BusterGonad Wed 16-Nov-16 12:50:53

Some antibiotics shouldn't be taken at the same time as live yogurt. You need to eat the yogurt a few hours later.

flumpybear Wed 16-Nov-16 12:54:18

It turns your urine green I think from memory so watch out for colour change as this'll probably indicate it's reached its destination - takes a day or two to kick in - I'd probably take another dose as a bolus anyway but I'm not a medical doctor so don't do it because I do iykwim

tobee Wed 16-Nov-16 23:47:40

It's a 3 day course of nitrofurantoin. No recurrence of diarrhoea so far. But since there's only 6 tablets to the course I didn't want it get messed up.

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