The following tips will help you to use antibiotics wisely:
- Only use antibiotics when your doctor says that this is necessary. So always contact a doctor first, even if you are abroad.
- Take the prescribed amount daily and do so at the right time. Do not skip any doses.
- Never stop a course of antibiotic treatment without first checking with a doctor. In some cases it is possible to stop the course of treatment before it is finished, but always check with a doctor first.
- Never use leftover antibiotics or other people’s antibiotics. For each infection, a doctor needs to decide whether a course of antibiotic treatment is required, which antibiotic is right for you, and how long the course of treatment should last.
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