18 November is Antibiotic Awareness Day
European day for rational use of antibiotics was firstly celebrated in 2008, and this year it has been celebrated for the fourth time. The event tries to raise awareness of the risks associated with inappropriate use of antibiotics, and advises on their correct use.
Excessive use of antibiotics causes bacteria to become resistant and antibiotics no longer work as effectively as they should. Imprudent administration of antibiotics is threatening to public health as well as to patients themselves, so it is important to consider physician’s and expert’s advice when taking antibiotics.