Review finds antibiotic resistance can last up to 12 months

05/20/2010 | HealthDay News

A review of studies on antibiotic resistance found that in patients who become resistant to them, resistance is at its height in the month after a drug is prescribed but can last for up to one year. "Primary care clinicians and patients may wish to consider this evidence when discussing the benefits and risks of prescribing and consuming antibiotics," the lead researcher said.

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