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What are anitibiotics ? What precautions must be taken, while taking antibiotics ?


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Antibiotics is a medicine which kills or stop the growth of the disease-causing microorganisms in human and animals. The antibiotics are manufactured by growing specific microorganisms and are used to cure a variety of diseases. Antibiotics medicines like Streptomycin, tetracycline and erythromycin are
commercially produced from bacteria and fungi. Precaution in taking Antibiotics It is important to remember that antibiotics should be taken only on the advice of a qualified doctor. We must finish the course prescribed by the doctor. If we take antibiotics when not needed or in wrong doses, it may make the drug less effective when you might need it in future. Also, antibiotics taken unnecessarily may kill the beneficial bacteria in our body. Antibiotics, should not be taken for common cold and flu as these are caused by viruses and antibiotics are not effective against the virus causing them.

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