Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed to in cases of endocarditis and other infective heart diseases caused by non-virus microorganisms.
Ciprofloxacin, vancomycin, penicillin G, chloramphenicol, and doxycycline are examples of antibiotics.
How do I take it?
In cases of endocarditis and other heart infections, antibiotics are often administered via intravenous injection.
Some classes of antibiotics can cause more or worse side effects than others. Side effects often increase at higher dosages. Common side effects of antibiotics in general include headache, dizziness, fatigue, skin sensitivity to sunlight, nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset,
Rarely, some antibiotics can cause serious side effects including convulsions, tendon rupture, severe headaches, hearing damage, kidney damage, vision problems, blood cell disorders, and a severe intestinal infection by Clostridium difficile.
Antibiotics can also cause allergic reactions. Get medical help immediately if you experience difficulty breathing or swelling in the face, throat, eyes, lips, or tongue.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Endocarditis - Treatments and drugs – Mayo Clinic
Antibiotics: Types and Side Effects – eMedExpert
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