Strong antibiotics measures against infections, which should be used carefully.
The consumption of antibiotics with a lower rigor can help increase the resistance of bacteria, compromising the effectiveness of future treatments.
If you take antibiotics often stop working?
Antibiotics are used to fight bacterial infections and not viral infections, which means they do not cure, for example, colds and flu. However, there is no rapid test to identify with 100% certainty the origin of an infection, in the face of an uncertain diagnosis, clinicians themselves may sometimes end up resorting to antibiotics. Still, self-medication is the biggest problem. There are many cases where people themselves decide to take antibiotics without medical advice which can lead to increased resistance to certain bacteria, forcing doctors to increase the therapeutic scale when there is effectively a need to take the antibiotic.
Evolution of multiresistant bacteria
Each time an antibiotic is taken, bacteria, through genetic mutation or through other bacteria, can develop a natural resistance to the antibiotic. Unfortunately, even when used correctly, this is always an effect of antibiotics, hence also the need for therapeutic scales for the same pathology.
Care to take when taking antibiotics
Take antibiotics only if necessary and with a prescription
Antibiotic abuse leads to increased resistance of bacteria, and can lead to situations of liver toxicity, kidney failure, bone or dental decalcification, deafness and even death. Talk to your doctor.
Always take the antibiotic for as long as your doctor has told you
If you do not treat to the end some bacteria can survive. Which leads to a higher risk of getting sick again and as they have already had contact with antibiotics these surviving bacteria may have developed resistance, which makes the infection more difficult to cure.
Take the antibiotic at the right times
Taking the antibiotic after the indicated hours increases the risk of periods when the antibiotic is not in circulation, allowing bacteria to multiply and gain resistance. If you take it before the indicated hours, it may cause an excess of dosage, with a danger of toxicity, and have adverse effects on your body.
Never take leftover antibiotics
There are several antibiotics and it is up to the doctor to decide which drug is most appropriate for the situation, depending on the bacteria in question. An antibiotic you have already taken once is not guaranteed to work again, let alone that the leftovers of someone else’s medicine are effective in your case. If, by decision of the doctor, stopped taking an antibiotic before reaching the end, deliver the box to the pharmacy.
With each contact with an antimicrobial, bacteria develop new resistances and the risk of immunity to that particular substance increases. The excessive consumption of antibiotics has led to the appearance of superbacteria, resistant to three or more substances. Antibiotics should be taken sparingly, always on the doctor’s advice and at the recommended dosages and time intervals indicated by the specialist.