The Post-Pandemic World of Antibiotics COVID-19
Antibiotics are cheap and common drugs used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic use during the pandemic has reached catastrophic proportions - they are prescribed in 90% of cases, although only 10% of patients who develop bacterial complications need them.
Antibiotics are cheap
Naturally, at first, doctors seized on any information they had about the effectiveness of any drugs that might potentially help. Most of the information came from China. The information came mainly from China, where some initial studies were conducted on a very small number of patients. Naturally, it was very difficult to fully trust them. So the doctors were treating more intuitively.
According to some reports, after the pandemic there will be three to four times as many antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some say 50% more. At the same time, the purpose of antibiotics is to kill the bacteria that cause a particular disease.
The appearance on the market of clavulanic acid-protected amoxicillin, which is produced by one of the domestic leaders in the production of antibacterial drugs, is difficult to overestimate, because antibiotics are one of the major classes of drugs, without which modern medicine is simply unthinkable.
However, even though the nomenclature of this class of drugs today includes a very wide range, humanity will always need new antibacterial medicines. The reason for this is the ability of microorganisms to develop resistance to antibiotics. Adults and children weighing more than 40 kg should take Amoxil 250-500 mg 3 times a day, or 500-1000 mg 2 times a day.