Lets talk about Antibiotic Awareness!

At Mill Valley Care Center, we work hard to prevent infections.  When needed, we help the physicians determine if antibiotics are appropriate.  Anytime antibiotic are used, they can cause side effects.  When antibiotic are not needed, they won’t help you, but the side effects can still hurt you.

Common side effects of antibiotic include:

Rash, dizziness, nausea, yeast infections, and diarrhea

More serious side effects include:

  • Clostridium difficile infection (also called C. diff) , which causes diarrhea that can lead to severe colon damage and death.
  • Severe and life threatening allergic reactions.

Remember, antibiotic can save lives, and when appropriately used the benefits outweigh the risks.  For further questions or concerns please call or stop by the facility.

To learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use, visit:   www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use .