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Are there side effects to treatment for bacterial infections?

Common side effects to antibiotic drugs include diarrhea and upset stomach. Women taking antibiotics have a greater risk of developing vaginal yeast infections. Other side effects can be more serious, affecting the kidneys, bone marrow, and liver. Blood tests allow doctors to monitor how antibiotics are affecting the body. Antibiotics, like cephalosporins, clindamycin, or fluoroquinolones, used to treat <i>Clostridium difficile</i> can result in a condition called colitis, inflammation of the large intestine.

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