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Do antibiotics have side effects?
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    Anytime antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects. When antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Common side effects of antibiotics can include: • Rash • Dizziness • Nausea • Yeast infections • Diarrhea More serious side effects include Clostridium difficile infection (also called C. difficile or C. diff), which causes diarrhea that can lead to severe colon damage and death. People can also have severe and life- threatening allergic reactions. Antibiotics save lives. When a patient needs antibiotics, the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects. To learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use, visit www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use. Publication date from document properties AU_Do-antibiotics-have-side-Infographic_8_5x5_5_2_508.pdf
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