Antibiotics and the use of probiotics in pharmacy
12 Jul 2018
Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are a group of medications that either destroy the infecting bacteria or slow down their growth. The over-administration of antibiotics, rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the rising death toll as a result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections remain a major global concern today. One way to mitigate unwanted complications rendered by antibiotic treatment is to take probiotics along with antibiotics. Pharmacists, being healthcare professionals at the frontline, should be equipped with knowledge pertaining to the latest development of various treatments and be able to counsel patients.