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Antibiotics are medicines used to kill bacteria that cause infections.
A doctor will choose an antibiotic to treat an illness based on:
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Theresa O'Young PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
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