People allergic to penicillin are nearly twice as likely to receive a less effective antibiotic during hospitalization, with more side effects, than those who are not allergic to the drug, an analysis published by JAMA Internal Medicine found.
It is easy to obtain antibiotics without prescription in retail pharmacies in China, even though selling antibiotics without a prescription conflicts with regulations, a study published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control suggests.
The US Food and Drug Administration warned that the benefits of fluoroquinolone antibiotics do not outweigh the risks — which include aortic aneurysm — for certain patients, according to the latest research. The research is based on reports of patient problems and on studies published between 2015 and 2018.
Efforts to conquer antimicrobial resistance are being jeopardized in India due to the sale of huge volumes of antibiotics that combine two antimicrobial drugs in one pill, our latest analysis revealed.