It is important to follow the instructions stated on the medicine label for the specific antibiotic that you have been prescribed, to ensure that the antibiotic works properly.
Antibiotics are usually taken around the same time every day, where some are to be taken before or after food. In addition, some antibiotics may need to be separated from certain types of food, supplements and other medicines.
Antibiotics applied topically to the skin, eye or ears should be applied to the affected area(s) only. It is important to wash your hands before and after application of the medicine.
If you miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember. Take the remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not take double the dose. Make sure that the course of treatment is completed.
It is important to complete the course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed by the doctor and take the correct dose at the right time. Do not stop taking the antibiotic midway, even if you feel better. This is to prevent antibiotic resistance, which may lead to infections that are harder to treat in the future.
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