Should I take antibiotics before or after food?
Hello, I am18 years old female. I have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. I had symptoms like unusual discharge Thin, gray, or white vaginal discharge, Vaginal itching, fishy" vaginal odor, and also experienced Burning during urination. My doctor prescribed me antibiotics to treat it but I don’t know when I should take them? Should I take antibiotics before or after food? Please let me know in the comments what should I do?
@sadhbh Hello, taking antibiotics whilst eating a meal may help to reduce stomach issues from certain antibiotics such as amoxicillin and doxycycline. Some antibiotics, such as tetracycline, should be taken on an empty stomach. Talk to your doctor to make sure you know how you’re supposed to take your drug and if there are other ways you can ease stomach side effects. As antibiotics that are taken at the incorrect time increase a patient’s risk of suffering from nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. Taking antibiotics at the incorrect time may also increase your chance of developing antibiotic resistance. Please talk to your doctor. Thanks.