It has been said before and there continues to be speculation surrounding this topic. Some will say that it is not true, while others think otherwise. The truth is that all people are not the same and what may be in no way harmful to one person might trigger a sickness in another person that they could be prone to, sometimes without even knowing it. It may run in the family, far down in the generation that you do not even know existed and you might be the unlucky one to inherit it. Either way, everyone should know a bit about themselves and their family tree before taking any medication, not just antibiotics.
For example, one may be taking antibiotics to relieve diseases and conditions such as chronic hepatitis. Taking antibiotics for one problem may result in pain relief but on the other hand you may be making a small contribution to liver disease. The functions of the liver are quite complicated, but it serves its purpose well; one of the main functions of the liver is to control the detoxification of certain drugs within the bodies system, such as antibiotics and the metabolites that go with it.
As there are so many different antibiotics on the market, they do not all do damage and the ones that might, will have different severities. It is therefore important to understand the composition of whatever antibiotic drug you are taking before you can start taking it. If you are not clear, ask your Pharmacist or doctor and they will explain everything to you. You will find there are some antibiotics that are harmful and cause severe side effects and there are some on the other hand that are not safe to use.
Some antibiotics will cause direct liver damage, while other milder antibiotic medications may just cause allergies or discomfort. Should a patient have chronic liver disease, taking antibiotics may not be the best thing to do. Antibiotics that cause damage to the body’s system and affect the bloodstream can become toxic if left untreated.
To mention a few antibiotics, the Tetracycline family can be one of the most dangerous to those who have hepatitis. Should this antibiotic be used in large doses for long periods of time, it may cause fatty liver, jaundice, high fever and more. There are many more antibiotics that should be avoided if a patient is living with a condition, but Tetracycline is known to have some of the most harmful effects on vital organs in the human body.
Tips and comments
Although antibiotics can be effective to fight against infections and different diseases, it is important to understand and know that they can also weaken your immune system if taken in excess. It is dangerous to take an antibiotic for more ten days without the supervision of your doctor. In some countries they do not sell antibiotics over the counter, you can only buy them with a prescription. Medical experts recommend that antibiotics should only be taken after the doctor’s recommendations as they can cause side effects.