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Report: Penicillin has most side effects

August 14, 2008 11:46:51 AM PDT
New research is uncovering information about serious side effects from antibiotics.The CDC says more than 140,000 Americans visit emergency rooms each year because of allergic reactions to antibiotics, including serious effects like anaphylactic shock.

Children under the age of 1 have the most problems, and women are more likely than men to have a reaction.

The drug with the most side effects reported is penicillin.


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