Best Practices for Antibiotic Use

Lahore, Pakistan, November 28, 2015 --( Antibiotic resistance is one of the largest health issues facing the world in the next few years. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization held Global Antibiotic Awareness Week. Aceso Care worked to translate content released by the World Health Organization into Urdu to spread awareness among Pakistanis.

To help keep Pakistanis healthy, Aceso Care has compiled the following list of best practices to be used while handling antibiotics.

1. Only use antibiotics after a doctor prescribes them to you.

Don’t self-medicate, especially with medicines as strong as antibiotics. This could increase your resistance to those same antibiotics, increasing chance of death from an infection by 64 percent.

2. Don’t take antibiotics if you have the common cold, the flu or a sore throat.

These are caused by viruses and antibiotics will do nothing to fix them. They will only make it harder to fight future bacterial infections.

3. Complete your antibiotic course, even if you feel better.

Disregarding the prescribed date to complete a course of antibiotics will lead to bacteria staying in the system and making you sicker later on. This is because that bacteria will have adapted to antibiotics and will be resistant to it.

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