Things To Do When Forgetting To Take Antibiotics?
I want to ask about antibiotics, before my mother bought antibiotics at the pharmacy, not from a doctor’s prescription, but from the medicine people, the antibiotic was called clindamicin, but the antibionic drug that I saw forgot to take the anti-biotic drug? I am confused whether the drug should be discarded, is it finished so that resistance does not occur?
Hello Zulfa Hdz, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
First, allow me to clarify in advance about your question, do you mean that you are taking a clindamycin drug that your mother bought without a prescription, then you are currently taking other antibiotics that are prescribed by your doctor? If yes, I help answer according to the purpose of your question that I catch yes ..
In principle, the use of antibiotics must be based on indications (something that must be used), it is not recommended to be used carelessly because each antibiotic has a way of working and effectiveness against certain types of bacteria. The clindamycin antibiotics that you consume, may not necessarily have the same way of working and effectiveness as the antibiotic drugs prescribed by the doctor in killing bacteria that are currently infecting your body, so you should stop using these clindamycin and immediately take the antibiotics that are prescribed and consume as prescribed recommendations. stated in the recipe.
It should also be noted that antibiotic resistance generally occurs in the use of antibiotics that previously could be used to kill bacteria, but due to changes in the genetic and bacterial body, the drug is no longer effective. If the antibiotics used do not specifically kill the bacteria, they generally will not cause antibiotic resistance.
But it's also good before you decide to stop taking the clindamycin drug, you consult it with your doctor first, whether it should be stopped or can be taken together with antibiotics that have just been prescribed.
I hope this helps.