Finish an antibiotics cure or not?

There is a lot of media attention for an article by British doctors, stating that finishing an antibiotic cure would not always be needed. However, the general advice to complete a cure still applies in the Netherlands.

In comparison with other countries, the Netherlands is economical with antibiotics and doctors will prescribe as short a cure as possible. There is no evidence that shorter cures are better.

Whether you can stop antibiotics earlier depends on your situation, which antibiotics you have and what infection. Therefore, always consult us if you are considering this.

Source: Dutch College of General Practitioners, July 28, 2017

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