Antibiotic Resistance

Getting Prescribed Wrongfully

What is Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic Resistance describes a bacteriaś ability to survive while being exposed to antibiotics. If large numbers of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, it will be more difficult and more expensive to treat human bacterial infections. When antibiotics fail to work, consequences include extra visits to the doctor, hospitalization or extended hospital stays, a need for more expensive antibiotics to replace the older ineffective ones, lost workdays and, sometimes, death.

Doctors Prescribing Unnecessary Drugs

Doctors unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics and occurring everywhere. The average number of prescriptions taken by Americans ages 19-64 is 11.

A good way to prevent Antibiotic Resistance is to take antibiotics responsibly and only when absolutely needed.