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Took antibiotic 4 days ago can I still take the SIBO breath test?


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#1 heloooran3

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 04:16 PM

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Hi everyone,

I have a SIBO breath test scheduled for tomorrow morning and I am thinking about rescheduling because of antibiotics I took a couple days ago. I had a throat infection, went to the doctor, and was prescribed a course of Z-pak antibiotics. I took one of the pills but didn't finish the course beyond that because I remembered the test. Will that interfere with my test results enough for me to cancel and reschedule? I have also taken miralax in the last two weeks and eaten kefir. Should still take the test? I can't contact any of the doctors because the office is closed today and the test is tomorrow. 



#2 annie7

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 04:25 PM

according to this and other sources, you need to be off antibiotics for two weeks prior to the test. 

 

 

https://www.med.umic...Breath_Test.pdf
 

when you call to reschedule, you can ask them this question, but yes, from what i've read you should reschedule.


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these are just my own thoughts. for expert medical advice please contact a health care professional.






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