COVID-19 drugs causing side effects, no antibiotics sans doc advice: RMRC

Though the patients recovered from Covid, the 'bad' bacteria that entered to lungs through the throat caused side effects. 

Swab testing at a lab

In a first in the country, the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar has found in its new study that the medicines used for treating COVID-19 patients are causing side effects for which no one should take any antibiotics without a doctor's prescription.

As per the study reports, the antibiotics used for treating Covid are probably destroying 'good' bacteria present in the body. As a result, 'bad' bacteria present in the throat are directly entering the lungs which may cause lung-related diseases.