Neha Gupta, Senior Infectious Diseases Doctor, Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurugram says, “Taking antibiotics when they are not needed can cause side effects, so it is important to consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics. Antibiotics can cause some side effects that include diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, rashes, and even medication-induced fever. Excessive consumption of antibiotics can cause serious side effects that include severe diarrhea, impact on kidney health, potentially fatal conditions and complicated infections. Therefore, it is very important to consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics.”