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Get Smart About Antibiotics

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Antibiotics cure bacterial infections, not viral infections such as:
Colds or flu
Most coughs and bronchitis
Sore throats not caused by strep, or
Runny noses*

Antibiotics have adverse side effects, such as:
Clostridium difficile colitis
Diarrhea
Allergic reactions
Development of antimicrobial resistance

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