Like all drugs, antibiotics have some side effects, Variable depending on the molecules. Most are benign but some can be serious or serious. Some antibiotics, such as penicillinsAre very low toxicity and therefore frequently prescribed. Other antibiotics are toxic to the liver or kidneys, which causes more problems than the patient is very weak, for example sepsis.
Adverse reactions to antibiotics
We can roughly distinguish three types ofside effectscommonly observed with antibiotics: allergic reactions, the digestive disorders and other side effects.
They often appear suddenly. L 'AllergyOr hypersensitivity, is an overreaction of the body against a substance that it identifies as foreign. Allergic reactions can affect all organs, including skin and occur different ways.
Antibiotics may act in two ways on the gastrointestinal tract: first, some of them have a direct effect on its operation, causing nausea, Vomiting or diarrhea (by accelerating the bowel). Furthermore, all antibiotics disrupt the intestinal flora, they destroy more or less pronounced. The balance of this flora is altered, digestion and intestinal function is disrupted. This can cause stomach ache, Diarrhea or bloating.
Other side effects
A number of antibiotics are toxic to the liver or kidneys. Their administration requires increased monitoring of the functioning of these organs. Other irreversibly destroy the cells responsible for hearing or cause tendinitis.