Ask Your Doctor
It is good practice to ask your healthcare provider questions about any recommended treatment, including antibiotics. If your doctor suggests an antibiotic, ask questions and learn why this medicine is best for your infection. When prescribed correctly, antibiotics are important medicines. When needed, they can work quickly and cure infections. They are especially helpful in infections such as urinary tract infections and pneumonia.
Your antibiotics will come with directions for how much to take, at what times of day, along with other directions, such as “take with food” or “keep refrigerated.” Different types of antibiotics work in different ways and following instructions will ensure a better treatment outcome.