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What are common side effects of antibiotics?

Common side effects of antibiotics are nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, rashes and allergic reactions. There are many antibiotics, and each may have its own set of side effects that may or may not be side effects of other antibiotics, so it is important to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you believe you are having an unusual side effect. Most of the time, patients take antibiotics with very mild or no side effects. It is very rare for antibiotics to cause serious, life-threatening side effects.

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