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Learn About Antibiotic Overuse

One of our goals at Harris Internal Medicine is to Provide our patients with comprehensive individualized care while using responsible prescribing practices.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats.

Why is antibiotic overuse such a concern?

Antibiotics can cause side effects such as:

  • Nausea, vomiting, and severe diarrhea.
  • Vaginal infections
  • Nerve damage.
  • Torn tendons.
  • Life-threatening allergic reactions.

Wide use of antibiotics can cause “superbugs”. These drug resistant infections can cause disability and even death!