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Several scientists have now challenged the claim that it is important to complete a full course of an antibiotic. A paper in BMJ said that in many situations, stopping antibiotics sooner is a safe way to reduce antibiotic overuse. Patients are put at unnecessary risk from antibiotic resistance when treatment is longer than necessary. However, patients must be warned against stopping antibiotics on their own as stopping or extending a course of antibiotics "is a clinician's call". For diseases such as tuberculosis and typhoid, a patient may feel better after a few days but the antibiotic course still needs to be completed because not doing so increases the risk of relapse and emergence of resistant bacteria.
The BMJ article argued that fundamental to the concept of an antibiotic course is the notion that shorter treatment will be inferior. But the scientists pointed out that studies to identify minimum effective treatment duration have simply not been performed for most conditions. Also the longer the antibiotic exposure these opportunistic bacteria are subjected to, the greater the pressure to select for antibiotic resistance. Since the compliance rate of medicine prescription is already very low in India, it causes the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria.



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And get resistant strain of Micro organisms to the Antibiotics!
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