A 21-year-old member asked:
Are antibiotics safe for children?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: All antibiotics may have side effects including very rare serious ones. However, if used properly the safety of the antibiotic far, far outweighs the danger of the complications the infection may cause.Always check with your doctor.
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Wound care 36 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are usually safe when they are indicated reduced dosing or weight based dosing is commonly recommended.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2013
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