Sharing Leftover Antibiotics Is a Really Bad Practice

Sharing Leftover Antibiotics Is a Really Bad Practice

suggests an \"alarming\" percentage of parents have reported sharing or borrowing antibiotics that were originally prescribed for their children. \"These parents did not consult a medical professional before taking the leftover antibiotics. \"48.2 percent of parents who had leftover antibiotics — after the antibiotics were taken by their children — reported saving them instead of disposing of them. 72.6 percent of those who had leftover antibiotics later shared them with other members of the family or unrelated adults.\" \" This chart shows the percentage of parents who saved leftover antibiotics prescribed for their children and later shared them.

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