2 doctors weighed in:
How long can a person take antibiotics? N what r the side effects for using it
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors