Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them!

Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. This puts you and your family at risk of a more severe or longer illness.

Antibiotics don’t work for:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Vomiting
  • Most Coughs
  • Most Ear Infections
  • Most Sore Throats
  • Most Diarrhoea
  • Most Cystitis

Take your pharmacists advice!

Antibiotics are needed for:

  • Serious bacterial infections including:
    • Sepsis
    • Pneumonia
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections like Gonorrhoea
    • Meningococcal Meningitis

Take your doctor’s advice!

Find out more about antibiotics and how to use them.

Also find out about common ailments durations.