3148906 tn?1343699395
Antibiotics
I"m on amoxicillin for an infected tooth, which is getting extracted wednesday afternoon. I have indigestion right now. It feels like something is stuck in my throat and my stomach is bloated. I know it's the spicy food I at a few hours ago. I'm suppose to take my 500 mg of amoxicillin tonight but I'm concerned because of the indigestion. How long do I have to wait to take an antiacid after taking the antibiotic amoxicillin.
Cancel
6 Answers
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
329165 tn?1443506417
Hi there,

When you take antibiotics you need to restore the normal "flora" in your tummy by eating Yogurt and taking Pro-biotics for the duration of the antibiotic course and a few days thereafter.

You can get Gaviscon OTC and drink it 3 times a day and that will also help.

Hope it helps :)
Comment
Cancel
329165 tn?1443506417
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
620923 tn?1452919248

  I will agree with Smiley that when on antibiotics u will want to restore the natural balance that antibiotics  change by killing off all bacteria the good with the bad and we need the good bacteria to help break down foods....

Yogurt and a good probiotic is a good practice while on antibiotics.

  This should help and reduce the need for an antacid while on the meds.

Comment
Cancel
620923 tn?1452919248
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I have had many abscess teeth/tooth over the past 3 months one after anther i have found 2 antibiotics work quiet well.and a otc quick remedy as a well.
Cipro,and penicillin are 2 good antibiotics  that work very well.Also buy some sensodyne tooth paste this works quickly for pain(but sensodyne is a temp fix.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
3148906 tn?1343699395
Thank you Smiley2000 I had the tooth pulled but the oral surgeon did not pack it with antibiotics so now food is in the extraction site and my gum have swollen. Now I have to go back and they will flush it out then pack it. Let's see what happens next. Thanks a million :-)
Comment
Cancel
3148906 tn?1343699395
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
329165 tn?1443506417
You are welcome, sweetveggie :)

like the alias!

Another pointer:  make yourself a cup of tea and take the tea bag that you've used and bite on it for a while.  The bleeding and swelling will get better!
Comment
Cancel
329165 tn?1443506417
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
How are you doing now?  Did you ever recover?  
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
3148906 tn?1343699395
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
587083 tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi commented on Please be aware of th...
May 02
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Please be aware of this!!!!!!
May 02 by gymdandee
Avatar n tn
Blank
cracker420 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
Apr 30
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34