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Can you please name all the antibiotics?
The only antibiotic that I have been subscribed is Metronidazole.
You mentioned 5 antibiotic tablets.
Yes, I was advised from my GP to take 5 tablets all at once so that it gets rid of the infection quicker.
It just seems an awful lot to take all at once.
Yes you can take 5 tablets at once as this is one regimen that can be used.
However, I have never used this regimen.
Ok and its definitely safe to take them all at once? Is it advised to take the tablets with food?
You can take it with or without food.
Would it not make you ill without food as you haven't got anything lining the stomach?
Yes, it makes some patients ill so you can take it after food.
It varies from one patient to another.
Ok im just worried about the side effects as I have read that some people experience really bad side effects. I was planning on taking the anti-biotics this morning after breakfast
You can take that.
Usually there are only mild or no side effecs
Its a very safe medication used all over the world by millions of people.
Ok thank you. I have just read some awful reviews that's all and have become a bit worried about taking them.
Only those people write reviews who have experienced side effects. So the reviews may be a bit biased.
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Ok well thank you very much for your help, it is much appreciated. There is one more thing?
Yes sure please go ahead
Can I eat anything this morning for breakfast with the tablets? I intend on taking them after I have eaten.
I have also taken nurofen/something like that this morning for a headache is it ok to still take the anti-biotics as I have taken these aswell?
Or do I have to wait a while?
Yes you can take neurofen as well
But I would prefer waiting for about half an hour to an hour for taking neurofen.
Just to be on the safe side.
So do you mean that I shouldn't take the anti-biotics until half an hour- an hour after taking the neurofen?
You can take it
I mean there is no medical reason of not taking it.
There is no interaction
But thats just what I would do.
Just wait for about half an hour.
Ok and why is that just out of interest?
Neurofen can cause one to have nausea
and can cause stomach inflammation rarely.
Ok well I took them an hour ago now
So I just wanted to be sure that when you take metronidazole that the neurofen has already been absorbed.
Ok and do you reckon and hour will be long enough for the neurofen to be absorbed?
Ok thank you very much for your help it has been much appreciated :) that is all thank you.