How long can a person take antibiotics? N what r the side effects for using it

It depends. Doctors select specific antibiotics for specific time periods depending on the type of infection. Most antibiotics are given for <2 wks. Antibiotic use for >1 month often requires an expert in infectious disease. Each antibiotic has unique side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about specific side effects which may include rash or organ damage. Unnecessary use of antibiotics is a growing problem.