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Can antibiotics have other side effects besides digestive troubles and yeast infections?

I started on antibiotics last night to treat the infection that has flared up in two of my teeth, in preparation for root canals, most likely. The toothache has eased up, thank God, because it was nearly driving me out of my mind. But now I'm having heart palpitations, hot flashes, and just generally feeling lousy. Could this be from the antibiotics? Is there anything I can do, since this is the big night for putting up the tree and all the trimmings. My stepson came to visit this weekend for just the purpose of decorating; I don't want to disapoint anyone.


Asked by Ballad at 3:59 PM on Dec. 8, 2012 in Health

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Answers (8)
  • Never heard of antibiotic doing that. Might be the infection. You know tooth problems can affect your heart?


    Answer by louise2 at 4:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Honestly, it sounds more like symptoms of an infection than the antibiotics. However, your doctor would be the best person to discuss this with. Are you having any fever?

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 4:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Allergies can do all kinds of things. There's one that gives me horrible rashes, but only on certain body parts. There's another gives me strep symptoms, only without the strep.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:02 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • It can make birth control pills less reliable.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:04 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • It could be related. What antibiotic is it? Heart palpitations are generally considered an adverse effect, and you should probably stop taking the antibiotic, even if you haven't finished the course.

    Answer by musicpisces at 6:08 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Did an info pamphlet come with the Rx? Or look it up online. There are definitely more possible side effects, but those 2 are just the most common.

    Answer by idareyou at 6:35 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Slight fever.

    Comment by Ballad (original poster) at 4:12 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • It's Cipro.

    Comment by Ballad (original poster) at 6:48 PM on Dec. 8, 2012