Monday, December 15, 2008

A Pharmacist Clears Up Misconceptions About Antibiotics

There are so many public misconceptions about antibiotics and their proper use. I have always wished I could clear up some of them. That wish prompted this article.

You can read about antibiotic allergy and get a clearer understanding of when to contact the doctor. So many people have reported that they are allergic to an antibiotic because it caused diarrhea or stomach upset. In this article, you will learn why that is not an allergic response to the antibiotic. It is actually a road block to your long-term health care to report a drug allergy when there is none.

This article will also explain why some medications should not be taken with food and why some should not be refrigerated.

After reading this article, you will be able to understand your therapy better when an antibiotic is prescribed. Did you know that 250mg of one antibiotic may be 100 times stronger than 250mg of another one?

Read more about common misconceptions about antibiotics and their use.

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