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Is it ok to switch antibiotics?

(HealthDay News) — It may be safe to switch from broad- to narrow-spectrum antibiotic coverage once hospitalized patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia reach clinical stability, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

What happens if I stop taking antibiotics for an infection? If I Stop Taking Antibiotics, Can I Start Again? You can start retaking antibiotics after stopping if it’s to relieve immediate pain from infection. However, in general, doing this will cause antibiotic resistance, which can be fatal in the long run.

Is it bad to take two antibiotic at a time? It is not uncommon to take two antibiotics at a time. You usually take them at different specific times, that is more for your protection than that the two will interact with each other. Does that make sense? Long story short… the two taken together may produce some nausea and diarrhea but nothing else harmful from taking them at the same time.

Do you have to finish the course of antibiotics? You’ll want to finish taking your current antibiotics. You only have a few more days left, anyways. One of the reasons why there are new antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria infections arising is because of people not finishing their whole course of antibiotics for one reason or another.

When do you feel better after taking antibiotics? So the antibiotic course prescribed will be aimed at destroying all the bacteria that are causing the infection. First-round antibiotic treatments are usually given for 7-10 days. When the first-round treatments are given for a specific infection, many feel relief from pain within the 24-48 hours after taking the medication.

What happens if I don’t finish antibiotics?

What happens if I don’t finish antibiotics? Not finishing an entire course of antibiotic treatment can have some bad outcomes. Although you may feel better before your prescription is finished, it is possible that all the bacteria causing the infection has not been killed.

When not to take antibiotics? When NOT To Use Antibiotics. Antibiotics are not the correct choice for all infections. For example, most sore throats, cough and colds, flu or acute sinusitis are viral in origin (not bacterial) and do not need an antibiotic.

What are symptoms of too much antibiotics? According to Merck, antibiotics can cause allergy-like symptoms such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. In severe cases taking too many antibiotics can prevent a person from breathing altogether.

Is it bad to take antibiotics? Antibiotics Can Cause Long Term Health Problems. There is another, very significant, reason why you should be careful with your use of antibiotics. They can be extremely damaging to your digestion, immune system and your long term health.