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What are antibiotics? What precautions must be taken while taking antibiotics?

 What are antibiotics? What precautions must be taken while taking antibiotics?

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Harshit Singh
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2 years ago
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The medicines which kill or stop the growth of microorganisms in our body are called antibiotics. These are very useful to us as they prevent us from the effects of microorganisms. Antibiotics are made from bacteria and fungi. The penicillin is the first antibiotics which is discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1929. These days a number of antibiotics are used to cure various human and animal diseases. Streptomycin, Tetracycline, Erythromycin etc. are some common antibiotics. Precautions: We should take antibiotics only by the advice of a qualified doctor. Antibiotics should only be taken when needed. Otherwise, they may be harmful and become less effective in future.

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