Member of the Public
- I pledge to work with my doctor to determine if my illness may be viral or bacterial and if it is bacterial, whether antibiotics are needed.
- I pledge not to ask for antibiotics for colds or the flu as antibiotics don’t work against cold or flu viruses.
- I pledge to ask my doctor or pharmacist for advice on symptom relief for infections that do not need antibiotics.
- When they are prescribed, I pledge to take antibiotics as directed by my doctor and not to share them with other people as this would risk side effects and promote resistance.