HOW TO TAKE ANTIBIOTICS PROPERLY
To help combat antibiotics resistance, Dr Fezile Mkhize shares these tips:
1. Discuss all allergies and reactions to any drugs, food or products with your doctor before you start a course of antibiotics.
2. Be clear about the duration of the treatment and correct times to take the antibiotic. Even when symptoms have subsided, complete the course as directed.
3. The use of antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed by a health professional. Don’t share your antibiotics with anyone else, even if your symptoms are the same.
4. Ask about taking probiotics (good bacteria) to protect your digestive system against the potent effect of the antibiotics.