31 Jul 2017

Should we complete a course of antibiotics or not?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:23 pm on 31 July 2017

It turns out that the age old advice from medical experts about finishing all of the antibiotics prescribed might be wrong!

Traditionally medical and pharmacy professionals have encouraged patients to finish all of the antibiotics given to them even if they feel better before the course is complete.
 
A group of specialists say that advice is increasing resistance to the medicine, but that has been countered by another group of experts who say there is no evidence to support their claims.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles explains what we should do if we are on antibiotics.

It turns out that the age old advice from medical experts about finishing all of the antibiotics prescribed might be wrong.

It turns out that the age old advice from medical experts about finishing all of the antibiotics prescribed might be wrong. Photo: Public Domain

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