You know how your health care provider always says, "You HAVE TO finish your full bottle of antibiotics!" Well, they...
You know how your health care provider always says, "You HAVE TO finish your full bottle of antibiotics!" Well, they aren't kidding. Finishing your antibiotics is very important. I know we all get busy, but when you don't finish a full course of antibiotics, what can happen is your infection or illness may not totally go away. What's worse, is that the next time you get sick, the same antibiotic won't work as well if you didn't finish it - your body builds up resistance to the drugs. During pregnancy you really need to be sure that you finish your antibiotics. Studies in recent years estimate that as many as 50% of preterm births may occur due to infection. So even if you feel better, even if you're busy, if you're taking antibiotics make sure you take all of them. Follow your health care providers instructions to the letter. NOTE: The only time you shouldn't finish all your meds is if they're making you sick AND you've talked to your health care provider about it - but never just quit on your own.

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