Why should I not borrow my friend’s antibiotics?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
According to the American Journal of Public Health, antibiotics are one of the most loaned drugs. One in three Americans has admitted to taking a drug prescribed to someone else. The danger of borrowing someone else’s antibiotics is not finishing out the entire course of medication. This may lead to a worse infection and antibiotic resistance.

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