Today is my mothers last day of antibiotics for her tooth infection. She had a root canal the other day for that tooth infection. She wants to skip today because the past couple days she has been having stomach aches and diarrhea, so that s why she wants to stop today. So how bad of an idea is this? I tried calling the doctor that prescribed it but his offices are closed today and is not picking up his home phone.
Tell her to take it with a glass of water and a small meal. Also, consider having her start a course of probiotics (lactobacillus or acidophillus should suffice) for 7-10 days after the antibiotics to restore the normal good bacteria in the gut that has been destroyed by the antibiotics. She needs to finish her antibiotic to reduce the chance of a resistant strain from forming.
Hope this helps.
Andrew - PharmD candidate.
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