• Doxycycline 100mg

    Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections

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Common Antibiotic Side Effects

Antibiotics that are used for bacterial infections are generally prescribed for a short duration. Unlike other drugs, antibiotics are known to come with fewer side effects.

One of the most common side effect that is seen with antibiotic is gastrointestinal. Apart from the gastrointestinal problems, other side effects are rare and are limited to the particular kind of drug used.

Once you have been prescribed antibiotic, it is better to consult the doctor about all the side effects related with the drug. It is also advised to read the patient information that comes with antibiotics.

As antibiotics are not known to discriminate, they may cause harm to certain organs in the body. Some of the side effects include diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting. In case these side effects worsen, it is better to contact the doctor at the earliest.

Another side effect that is noticed is yeast infection of the vagina and the mouth. The main cause of this infection is because of the imbalance in the natural bacteria in the body. If a person develops infection of the yeast, one could come across a strong smell, appearance of white patches in the region.

Some of the rare side effects that come with antibiotics include fever, blood disorders, hearing loss, seizures and sensitivity to sunlight. If antibiotics are used for an extensive period, then it cause harm to the heart, kidney and liver. Some antibiotics may also case allergies in a few people. In case of any side effect, it is better to contact the physician. The doctor may either stop the antibiotics or he may prescribe an alternative.