There are features of use antibiotics. Antibiotics are far from harmless, as do most other drugs. Should take antibiotics only when they are prescribed by a doctor (in the annotation to almost all antibiotics, you will find a warning: “dispensed by prescription”). Why?
Firs, nobody can independently establish the exact diagnosis of his illness, especially when it comes to infectious diseases. Even if the diagnosis is established, only a doctor can determine what kind of antibiotic, in what dosages, and for what duration should use it. And one not unimportant point: before you will be assigned one or another antibiotic, the physician should refer you to a laboratory to determine the sensitivity of your organism to a number of medicines used for treatment. Depending on the reaction to the drugs, he writes a suitable antibiotic for you, namely the one to which your organism has issued the maximum response.
Secondly, self-medication with antibiotics leads to the result, counter-productive: you are still sick, but to the doctor becomes more difficult to determine what it is, because the background of antibiotics the disease can be “wiped off” symptoms.
In a number of diseases antibiotics contraindicated, for example, in severe hepatic and renal failure, asthma, hay fever, diabetes and diseases of the hematopoietic system. Moreover, few people know that not only useless but also harmful to use them for colds, flu, high temperature or intestinal disorders. Antibiotics are effective only for those diseases which are caused by bacteria. In viruses, these drugs do not work. Also, antibiotics do not possess anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties. Many antibiotics are contraindicated for children under 15 years, as well as women during pregnancy and lactation. Antibiotic’s side effects may include: suppression of the flora of the gastrointestinal tract and the weakening of immunity. To avoid this, while taking antibiotics prescribed vitamins and medications to increase the immunity.
It is important not to interrupt the course of antibiotics: if the doctor has ordered you to take on the tablet 3 times daily after meals for 5 days, and you’d like, even if you feel considerable improvement on the third day. Only a full course of treatment may lead to recovery. If the course has been interrupted or taken smaller doses, may develop resistance of the microorganism to the drug and the disease enters the chronic form, and then the treatment will have to begin anew.
Do not take antibiotics with expired! Such products do not possess the necessary efficiency to combat the disease, and in addition, can cause enormous harm to your body. Also – great risk of side effects.