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Can overuse of antibiotics cause liver damage?

Certain antibiotics can cause damage to the liver, some types such as isoniazid, nitrofurantoin, augmentin and tetracyclines. If you take your antibiotics as they were prescribed and avoid overuse, your liver should be fine. 

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