A toddler was prescribed azithromycin for an ear infection. His mother is worried about the side effects of the medication. The nurse explains that the most common side effects are non-life threatening and include:


•Many antibiotics commonly cause GI side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and cramping.

•Azithromycin and other macrolide antibiotics are not commonly associated with musculoskeletal, neurological, or cardiac side effects.

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