Kilmacud Medical Centre

Providing Medical Care to Kilmacud, Stillorgan and Mount Merrion for over 5o years

Antibiotics no use for colds and flus

As you will know from attending the GPs in Kilmacud Medical Centre, we strive hard to keep our antibiotic prescribing to a minimum. Current evidence suggest that there is no point in prescribing antibiotics for simple coughs, colds, sore throats and flu like illness. We are facing a  huge increase in antibiotic resistance in the world today largely due to inappropriate use of antibiotics. Restricting antibiotic use to a limited number of serious infections can reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance and prevent unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects

 

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