oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - OTC treatment of the side effects of antibiotics : OTC management
|Article Title||OTC treatment of the side effects of antibiotics : OTC management|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Publication Date||Winter 2009|
|Pages||7 - 8|
Antibiotics are some of the most frequently prescribed drugs in modern medicine. They are derived wholly or partially from bacteria or moulds and are used to treat bacterial infections. They are not effective in the treatment of viral and fungal infections. They either kill microorganisms or stop them from reproducing, allowing the body's natural defences to eliminate them.
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