I'm Feeling Better...Do I Have To Finish My Antibiotics?
A common question we get in the clinic is, “Do I have to finish my antibiotics? I’m really feeling better!” And the answer is always YES!! You a l w a y s want to finish your antibiotics and take them exactly as prescribed. If you don’t, all the bacteria in your body that initially made you sick might not be gone. And then they can become resistant to the antibiotic and you can get sick again.
Not only can you get sick again, but this can also contribute to “SUPERBUGS.” These are, you’ve probably heard of MRSA. This is a really bad superbug and they’re really hard to treat. These bacteria become smarter, more resistant, and stronger.
So be safe and make sure you always take your antibiotics as prescribed by any provider.