Antibiotics are medicines produced by certain micro-organisms to kill other disease-causing microorganisms. Precautions to be taken while using antibiotics are:
- Antibiotics should be taken under the supervision of a well qualified doctor.
- Course (intake) of antibiotics should be completed as prescribed by the doctor.
- Antibiotics should be taken in the right amount and at the right time. A wrong dose of antibiotics makes the drug ineffective. Also, excessive consumption of drugs may kill the useful bacteria present in our body.