Top 10 Strangest Side Effects Antibiotics Can Give You
Some antibiotics can change the normal flow or consistency of your blood. Two of the most commonly encountered reactions of this kind are:
- Thrombocytopenia, which decreases the level of platelets in your blood; it can slow down the normal blood clotting process and may lead to unusual bleeding.
- Leukopenia, in which your number of white blood cells decrease; this affects your immune system and may lead to dangerous infections.
What you can do: Once again, people with a weak (or compromised) immune system are more prone to this side effect. If you’re having either of these problems, make sure to mention them to your doctor before starting any treatment.
Call your doctor: If you notice any strange symptoms or an infection which appears right after taking an antibiotic, call your doctor right away. Better safe than sorry, right?