Resistance is a global problem
As a result of the careless and excessive use of antibiotics, the global resistance situation has been worsening for some time. Multidrug-resistant pathogens that will no longer respond to any active substance are being identified increasingly. Fear is growing that even infectious diseases that were once easily treatable may sooner or later end up being fatal again.
The causes of the development and spread of resistance include:
- unnecessary use of antibiotics
- inadequate dosage of the active substance
- not taking the medication for the required period of time or taking it irregularly
- inappropriate choice of active substance
This is why leading health organizations are called for antibiotics to be used responsibly and only after microbiological diagnostic testing.