A message for all patients regarding antibiotic use

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A message for all patients regarding antibiotic use

  • Antibiotics are effective only against bacterial infections – they cannot help you recover from infections caused by viruses such as common colds or flu. 
  • Antibiotics do not prevent viruses from spreading to other persons. 
  • Taking antibiotics for wrong reasons, such as against colds or flu, has no benefit for you. 
  • Misuse of antibiotics only causes bacteria to become resistant to antibiotic treatments. So when you need antibiotics in the future they may no longer work. 
  • Antibiotics often give you side effects such as diarrhoea. 
  • Always seek your doctor’s advice before taking antibiotics

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