Antibiotic Counseling Pearls for the Community Setting
Swipe through the following images for antibiotic counseling tips for patients, from Antimicrobial Stweardship: Protecting Global Health.
Antibiotics should never be taken for viral infections.
Never save antibiotics to use when sick in the future.
Never take an antibiotic prescribed for someone else.
Always complete the full antibiotic treatment course.
Never take expired antibiotics.
Safely dispose of unused and expired antibiotics through a drug disposal program or in the household trash.
Household Trash Disposal Instructions
- Remove the antibiotic from the original container and mix with coffee grounds, dirt, or cat litter
- Place the mixture in a container or storage bag
- Remove all personalinformation
- Throw the container in the garbage