Antibiotic

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An antibiotic is a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment of bacterial infections. They can be used as treatment or preventatively. ME/CFS patients can be particularly susceptible to infections.

Antibiotics and ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

"[A] group of broad spectrum antibiotics known as the quinolones and fluroquinolones can have adverse effects on pre-existing muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis. They can also cause tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) and tendon rupture and need to be prescribed with much more caution.
The basic advice regarding antibiotics in ME is that if a doctor concludes that an antibiotic is required for an infection you need to take it. And the most effective antibiotic would normally be prescribed – according to the type and severity of the infection."

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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