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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics


 ahowarda - Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:47 pm

I had a cold for couple weeks doc gave me z-pac 3 day 500mg.
Doctor said I had broncitis. After taking first day antibiotic stomach lower left quadrant pain. Later watery bloody stool all red no brown,Looked like red coolaid. Next day same thing. Today third day same thing more red watery stools several times.
Should I be rushing to the ER?
call doc Monday?

39,Male, IRRITABLE BOWEL, STILL'S DISEASE, pericarditis,
prednisone 5 mg daily,methotrextate 8 tabs weekly, folic acid ,calcium, vitamins d, e
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:56 am

User avatar Hi ahowarda,
During the use of this particular antibiotic, side effects may include abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, etc. However, if you are experiencing bloody bowel movements (which is abnormal) I would certainly hope that you notified your physician.
Theresa Jones, RN

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