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Antibiotics (Side Effects, List, Types) Topic Guide

Antibiotics (Side Effects, List, Types) Antibiotics (Side Effects, List, Types): Antibiotics are prescribed to individuals to cure disease by killing bacteria. There are over 100 antibiotics. The main classes of antibiotics include
  • penicillins,
  • cephalosporins,
  • macrolides,
  • flouroquinolones,
  • sulfonamides,
  • tetracyclines, and
  • aminoglycosides.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem due to the overprescription of antibiotics to individuals. Allergic reactions to antibiotics commonly have the following symptoms:
  • shortness of breath
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • swelling of the lips, face, or tongue, and
  • fainting.

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