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Antibiotics should be taken under medical supervision – Expert

...cribMD marks National Antibiotics Awareness week

Ifeanyi Ossai, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) cribMD says antibiotics should be taken under medical supervision as this ensures your healthcare professional prescribes drugs only after careful consideration of your past medical history to determine the correct antibiotic and dose.

Speaking on the week-long awareness campaign to mark National Antibiotics Awareness Week is held globally each year from November 18 – 24 to promote the responsible use of antibiotics and encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, and policymakers.

Ossai stated that antibiotic resistance occurs when microorganisms treated with antibiotics become resistant or develop immunity against antibiotics due to misuse of the drugs.

“When bacteria resist the effects of medications, making common infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread severe illness and death.

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“Antibiotics are medicines that help stop infections caused by bacteria. They do this by killing the bacteria or by keeping them from reproducing. However, as with most drugs, antibiotics should only be taken when and as prescribed by a healthcare provider,” he said.

However, studies have revealed frequent and inappropriate use of antibiotics in humans over time have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. By 2050, drug-resistant infections are predicted to kill 10 million people a year – more than die from cancer today.

In recognition of national antibiotics awareness week, digital health company, cribMD is partnering with local and international stakeholders to raise awareness on antibiotics misuse and overuse.

According to Ossai, at cribMD, we have a reputation for providing authentic drugs through our online pharmacy and we consider it a duty to educate Nigerians on the prevention of antibiotic resistance.

“He/she is also able to monitor your body’s response to the prescription and make necessary recommendations.”

“For individuals who are weary of going to the hospital every time a prescription is needed, we recommend using a digital health platform like cribMD that allows you to get legal and accurate prescriptions on the go,” said Ossai.

He added that with as low as ten thousand naira, users can access free prescriptions and delivery, telehealth video consult, doctor home-visit, free medical emergency services and insurance coverage.”

“The good news is registering is very simple and can be done in six easy steps by visiting our website or downloading the cribMD app available on google play store and ios app store,” said Ossai.

cribMD is a telemedical solution and doctor house-call digital outreach online company that combines modern health strategies and technological expertise to create a digital experience that addresses the challenges of medical health care accessibility by offering low-cost medical services from online to door-step outreach.

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