Can I Only Consume Antibiotics Without Cold Medicines And Cough Medicines?

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Hello, I want to ask, 2 days ago I went to the doctor and was given a cold medicine and antibiotics. After 2 days I still sometimes have a fever, but the cold has recovered and the cough is even worse, Can I just take antibiotics and replace the cold medicine with cough syrup ?

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question


Flu medicines generally contain a combination of several types of drugs shown to treat symptoms such as coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion, or sneezing. This treatment is only symptomatic (overcoming symptoms) and is not causative (overcoming the cause), so it is only consumed when the patient complains of the symptoms. If you no longer experience the above complaints, cold medicine may be stopped at any time.


Another case with antibiotics that have a certain length of treatment to ensure the destruction of the causative organisms and reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics continue to be taken according to doctor's instructions even though the symptoms have subsided. At this time if you still complain about coughing, you can consume over-the-counter cough syrup medicine without a doctor's prescription, while stopping the cold medicine if the flu complaint is gone. But if the coughing complaint does not also subside we suggest to consult your condition again with your doctor for further examination.


That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam.

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