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I have been taking an antibotic for a invected sith i found

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i have been taking an antibotic for a invected sith i found out that i have been eating a cucumber that may have e-coli bacteria on it my bowel movements have been diria once a day deffently not my normal bowel movements and have a quieze stomic
could i have been effecter by the e-coli but the anti-bioic made it easyer on me?
if so when i finish my anti-bioic will i get vilently ill?


How many episodes of diarrhea so far?

Stomach cramps?


Which antibiotic are you taking?

When have you started antibiotic?

Are you taking any other medications?

Any other medical history?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

One per Day



Cephelexin 500 mg three a day

5 days ago

yes morphine selphate,lyrica metoprolol ,januvia, citalopram,simvastatin


Thanks for providing more information.

Upset stomach,diarrhea are listed side effects of Cephalexin and usually subside after stopping it.

Antibiotic usually kills good bacteria while fighting with infected bacteria resulting in disturbance in gastric flora and stomach upset.

So most likely your gastrointestinal symptoms are related to antibiotic use.

And loose stool once a day is not so concerning and it is advised to complete your antibiotic course as per directed.

In the meantime you should start probiotics containing lactobacillus acidophillus and eat yogurt.

Also hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids and oral rehydration solution.

Take OTC Motrin for pain.

Also take metamucil.

If your symptoms'll get worse over the time then consult your doctor for further evaluation and management.

I hope this helps.

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