STOP! Are they really needed?
You will only be prescribed short courses at appropriate doses.
If you are suffering from on of the following:
- Sore throat
- Cold or Flu
- Dry or chesty cough
You will not be prescribed an antibiotic for these treatments.
Prescribing antibiotics inapropriately will only cause problems in the future. Taking antibiotics for the wrong reasons such as against cold or flu has no benefit for you. It can even cause resistance to some antibiotics you take in the future.
If you are suffering from any the above illnesses you should:
- Drink plenty of fluid
- Get some rest
Ask your local pharmacist for advice and guidance regarding over the counter remedies
Should you feel your symptoms are not improving and you require futher advice or guidance please contact the surgery.
Futher information can be found here.