Your doctor is at fault while prescribing antibiotics, when he/she

  • Prescribes antibiotics when no bacterial infection exists.
  • Prescribes the wrong antibiotic or the wrong dose.
  • Prescribes antibiotics for longer than necessary.
  • Prescribes strong antibiotics, when a less strong would be as effective.
  • Prescribes an expensive antibiotic when a cheaper but equally effective antibiotic is available.

You at fault, when

  • You demand antibiotics even when the doctor thinks it is unnecessary
  • You buy an antibiotic without prescription.
  • You buy an antibiotic without a bill
  • You stop antibiotics as your symptoms start improving and you do not take a full course of antibiotics.
  • When you change brands without the doctor’s knowledge.