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Experiencing pain, inflammation, taking antibiotic. Vomiting, nausea. Could it be side affect from antibiotic?

I had a root canal done on 3/1/13. After experiencing pain and inflammation for 4 days, went back to the dentist . she gave me a prescription for tylenol 3 and penicilian. Since I ve been taking the antibiotic, I have noticed my appetite has diminished and I have been vomiting up only a clear liquid. I have a constant feeling of fullness like i need to burp and a small feeling of nausea. Could it be a side affect from the antibiotic?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Hi Kfloyd,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that the symptoms you are experiencing are medicine induced.

Tylenol 3 is a pain killer and can cause iincrease in acidity and gas production, if not taken along with antacid.

Antibiotics should be taken along with a probiotic preparation because antibiotics tend to disturb the normal flora of useful bacteria present in intestine. These bacteria help in the process of digestiion and absorption. Loss of these bacteria can result in excessive gas formation and antibiotic indued diarrhoea.

I would suggest that you should add antacid like Omeprazole 20 mg once a day before breakfast along with Domperidone 10 mg.
Probiotic should also be added for relief from your symptoms.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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