I have taken three pills in three daysfor a uti and the uti is gone but terrible gas and my back is hurting.
I have to disagree with my friend Pledge-sorry Pledge. It may not be listed but antibiotics kill off beneficial bacteria as well as "bad" bacteria that make us sick. Antibiotics are not discriminatory, just killing bacteria where we need them to. Since we swallow the antibiotics, they kill beneficial bacteria in the gut and this can lead to gastric upset like increased flatulence (gas), and diarrhea. This happens because those beneficial bacteria can help keep "bad" ones in check and as they are killed sometimes this upsets the balance in the gut. So indirectly, yes, you may notice more gassiness and you may get some diarrhea later as well because the bad bacteria can produce more gas and bad bacteria can allow your stools to become loose. Using probiotics can help. Probiotics are good bacteria in things like yogurt. Remember the Activia commerical? You can also buy probiotics in health food stores. My naturopathic Dr recommends Culturelle as a good one. These probiotics will help bring those beneficial bacteria back into your gut and help bring things back into balance.
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