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  • Used primarily in the treatment of urinary tract infections, ear infections, frequent or long-lasting bronchitis, bacterial meningitis, certain eye infections, Pneumocystis cariniipneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, and a number of other kinds of infections; they are effective against streptococcus pyogenes, streptococcus pneumoniae, H. Flu, chlamydia trachomatis and E. coli
  • Untoward effects include: sudden, severe liver damage, serious blood problems, breakdown of the outer layer of the skin, and a condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, in which people get blisters around the mouth, eyes, or anus; acute hemolytic anemia and aplastic anemia (unknown cause)
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