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I made a mistake with my antibiotics

(13 Posts)
IamAporcupine Fri 03-Nov-17 22:02:06

didn't finish the course and now I feel awful again
what should I do?

furryelephant Fri 03-Nov-17 22:03:57

What were they for? I’d be inclined to say fluids and rest and wait to see if your body fights it by itself, but obviously that depends on a lot of things

Caulk Fri 03-Nov-17 22:04:04

Speak to your doctor or a pharmacist? Depends on why you didnt, when you stopped, what they were for etc

MsHippo Fri 03-Nov-17 22:06:01

Why didn't you finish them? And what were they for in the fist place?

IamAporcupine Fri 03-Nov-17 22:08:25

caulk yes I know, I guess it was a bit of a silly question. I will go to the doc tomorrow if I still feel bad.
Just wondering if this will have really bad consequences.

They were tonsillitis. When I got them from the pharmacy they didn't have enough for the full course, so I took what they had thinking I would pick up the rest the following day, but then I traveled and when I got back I forgot about them blush

Snap8TheCat Fri 03-Nov-17 22:09:12

Go and pick up the rest now

IamAporcupine Fri 03-Nov-17 22:12:24

Snap8TheCat will they work though? I guess the bacteria now are probably resistant?

Caulk Fri 03-Nov-17 22:12:52

Just speak to the pharmacist surely?

Fairylea Sat 04-Nov-17 10:16:09

Pick up the rest and start them and get a doctors appointment for Monday and speak to someone then if you’re still unwell and they can prescribe you more.

IamAporcupine Sun 05-Nov-17 11:36:51

I talked to the pharmacist, she said I could a) pick up the rest, b) wait till Monday to see if my body will fight it off on its own, or c) see the doctor...
not much help really

I was ok-ish yesterday but feel awful today, so I am considering going to the walk-in centre, but I do not want to waste resources if I could simply take the remaining antibiotics.

Snap8TheCat Sun 05-Nov-17 12:42:03

So you didn’t pick them up? Tbh you’re making a bit of a meal of this when you could at least try the medicine that has already been prescribed and is presumably waiting for you?! I don’t know why it’s taking you so many days to decide.

Ecureuil Sun 05-Nov-17 12:43:03

Pick up the rest of the tablets and take them...

Migraleve Sun 05-Nov-17 12:50:46

2 days ago you could have done something about this hmm

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