Triathletes, trail runners and adventure sports people have to pay particular regard to the label when taking prescribed antibiotics.
Surveys suggest that athletes are twice as likely to use antibiotics in a bid to recover from illness. But certain performance-hindering side-effects appear to afflict athletes more often, for example diarrhea and fatigue. Those who compete or exercise outdoors may also suffer a photosensitivity reaction to certain drugs.
Make your GP aware of your pursuits when discussing antibiotics.