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Fatigue can be a symptom of many things and can range from mild to severe. One cause of fatigue could be that you have an infection. If you are suffering from a bacterial infection, your doctor may have prescribed antibiotics. Antibiotics are a group of medications that work to kill bacteria or stop the bacteria from growing. 

When fighting an infection, it can be difficult to determine the cause of certain symptoms, as it may be from the infection itself or side effects from medications. We’re here to help.

Do antibiotics make you tired?

Dr. Neha Narula, a family medicine physician with Stanford Healthcare, says that feeling fatigued is usually not a side effect of antibiotics themselves, but that it’s not uncommon for people to feel tired and fatigued while fighting an infection.