Antibiotics are drugs used to kill bacteria. Bacteria can cause infections. These include strep throat, ear infections, and pneumonia.
There are many types of antibiotics. Your doctor will decide which one will work best for your infection.
These medicines can't cure everything. They don't kill viruses or help with allergies. They don't help illnesses such as the common cold, the flu, or a runny nose. And they can cause side effects.
Side effects include:
You may have other side effects or reactions not listed
here. Check the information that
comes with your medicine.
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Current as of:
May 24, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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