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12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Antibiotics

Why am I taking this medication?

Every patient should verify and understand the rationale as to why they’re being prescribed an antibiotic, says Norman Tomaka, MS, American Pharmacists Association spokesman and clinical consultant pharmacist in Melbourne, Florida. A JAMA study found that nearly a third of oral antibiotic treatments in the United States between 2010 and 2011 were inappropriately prescribed. Taking unnecessary antibiotics can make bacteria resistant to the drugs, so have an open discussion with your doctor to confirm your prescription is the best option.

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