Category: Antibiotics

Just Say “No” to Antibiotics

Many people believe that antibiotics speed recovery from a cold and the flu, and doctors write almost 50 million prescriptions for these and related respiratory infections each year. Bad idea. Why?  Because antibiotics work only...

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New Warning About Antibiotics

The US Food and Drug Administration is recommending that doctors not prescribe fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics that includes Cipro, to people who have sinusitis, bronchitis or uncomplicated urinary tract infections....

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Antibiotic Misuse (Hospital Safety)

More than half of all hospital patients get antibiotics and up to 50 percent of the time they’re not needed or patients receive the wrong one, according to the CDC. Overuse of those drugs can breed bacteria that are...

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Watch for side effects: Antibiotics can save lives, but they also can have dangerous consequences. Contact your doctor if you have severe or lingering diarrhea, stomach pain, or vomiting after taking antibiotics. And get...

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