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PRESCRIBED MEDICATION

Please tell your doctor about any allergies or intolerances you have as this may help them select the best treatment for you.

Please ensure you see your doctor before stopping any medication or if you experience serious side effects.

All unwanted or unused medication should be returned to your chemist for safe disposal.

ANTIBIOTICS

Over the past 80 years Antibiotics have saved millions of lives, transforming health care. They are important medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals. But now Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at an alarming rate. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to health. If firm action is not taken our children and grandchildren could end up dying from illnesses that we think of as curable. This situation has occurred as a result of overusing or misusing antibiotics.

To slow down the development of antibiotic resistance it is important to use antibiotics in the right way, to use the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time for the right duration. Antibiotics should be taken as prescribed, never saved for later or shared with others.

If a doctor does not prescribe you with antibiotics when you think they should, it is not that they are uncaring, want you to suffer or prolong your illness or discomfort. It is to avoid creating unnecessary long-term problems for you and contributing to antibiotic resistance. Be assured that if the doctor considers that being prescribed antibiotics is in your best interest you will be given them.

 
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