Often, when the patient does not get relief from normal medicines, doctors turn to antibiotics. But half of the people in India are doctors themselves. Take medicines by heart and this is why antibiotic use in India has increased by 30% in the last 10 years. But do you know that if antibiotic is taken without information, it does more harm than good. Even your health is very bad and can damage your kidney a lot. India’s name has figured prominently in the World Antibiotics Report. Today we will talk on this issue. CNBC-Awaaz is joining the discussion with Dr Hemant P Thakkar, General Physician at Breach Candy Hospital, Dr T Rajdev Patro, Chairman, CDAS Hospital and Sameer Bhati, Director, Star Imaging.
Antibiotic use increased
Antibiotic use has increased in the country. In India, its usage has increased by 30% in 10 years. According to the World Antibiotic Report, usage has increased by 47% worldwide. Many people use these drugs on their own mind.
What are antibiotics?
Antimicrobial drugs attack bacteria. They reduce bacterial growth.
When should an antibiotic be taken?
Can be used when there is a bacterial infection. Skin, tooth infection and viral infection are not effective.
When should not take the antibiotic?
It is not taken in cold, sore throat, fever viral infection.
When bacteria is known, it kills the fixed bacteria. While taking antibiotic you have to take care what kind of infection is there. Must complete its course. Doses and durations must be fixed.
Water infection should be taken for a period of 1-2 days. Pneumonia should be taken for 1-2 weeks. Bone infection can only be taken for a few months.
Common side effects of antibiotics
There are things like acidity, loose motion, diarrhea, drug rash, skin reaction.
Major side effects of antibiotics
This causes symptoms of kidney failure, osteoporosis, bone marrow separation, and psychiatric symptoms.