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Antibiotics (cont.)

Side Effects of Antibiotics

Antibiotics may have side effects. Some of the more common side effects may include:

  • Soft stools or diarrhea
  • Mild stomach upset

You should notify your doctor if you have any of the following side effects:

  • Vomiting
  • Severe watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps
  • Allergic reaction (shortness of breath, hives, swelling of lips, face, or tongue, fainting)
  • Rash
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • White patches on the tongue
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014
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