Health Tip: Women and Antibiotics
Possible side effects
(HealthDay News) - Antibiotics are safe and effective medications prescribed to treat bacterial infections.
Here are possible side effects that women should be aware of before using these medications, courtesy of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics:
- Yeast infections.
- Diarrhea, upset stomach and vaginal infections.
- Decreased effectiveness of birth control pills.
- Certain antibiotics should not be taken by a woman who is pregnant or nursing, unless prescribed by a physician who is familiar with the woman's condition.
- Antibiotics can interact with many other medications.
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