Before antibiotics were discovered, infections like pneumonia and tuberculosis were the leading causes of death in the US. Fortunately, we now have antibiotics to treat these diseases—we just have to remember to use them safely. After all, these infection-fighting medications can pose serious risks to you and thousands of other people who rely on antibiotics every day.
Life-threatening side effects and antibiotic resistance—when bacteria are no longer sensitive to an antibiotic—are concerns when it comes to antibiotic safety. See More