Hoosiers encouraged to get smart about antibiotics

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Published on January 20, 2016 with No Comments

State health officials are raising awareness of antibiotic resistance and promoting the responsible use of antibiotics.

“Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health threats we face,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “By prescribing antibiotics responsibly, healthcare providers can help ensure that patients with bacterial infections have access to effective medications that improve their chances of recovery.”

At least 2 million people in the United States become infected each year with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and an estimated 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many others die from conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.

The CDC has deemed antibiotic resistance an urgent public health threat. According to the CDC, antibiotic use is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications, yet up to 50 percent of those prescribed are for people for whom they aren’t appropriate or effective.

Antibiotics cure bacteria, not viruses. Taking antibiotics for viral infections, such as a cold, the flu or most types of bronchitis, will not cure the infections, keep other individuals from catching the illness or help you feel better. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases the risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

If you are ill, check with your healthcare provider to see if an antibiotic is necessary. If so, remember these important tips:

  • When you are prescribed an antibiotic, take it exactly as the doctor tells you.
  • Complete the prescribed course even if you are feeling better. If treatment stops too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you.
  • Throw away any unused medication once you have completed your prescription.
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  • Do not share your antibiotics with others.

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