10 weird ways Antibiotics can affect you

10 weird ways Antibiotics can affect you

Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. These medications are used to treat bacterial infections, which—unlike viruses—usually don’t go away on their own. And while studies show that antibiotics are overprescribed and often given to patients who don’t actually need them, doctors also agree that the drugs, when used correctly, are an extremely important (and often lifesaving) part of modern medicine.