Took antibiotic 4 days ago – can I still take the SIBO breath test?
Posted 22 July 2018 - 04:16 PM
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.
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.
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.