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Is the “full course of antibiotics” full of baloney?

August 17, 2017

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John Ross, MD, FIDSA, Contributor

Dr. John Ross is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and practices hospital medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is the author … See Full Bio
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D Lester
August 22, 2017

As a pharmacist with 40 years of experience, I tell patients who ask to take the antibiotic for at least 72 hours after symptoms disappear completely.

Sarvika Bommakanti
August 20, 2017

Dr.Ross, I know that in the article it states that patients should still take the dosage given to them by their doctors but is there a better way to determine how long antibiotics should be taken for? Thank you!

Tak Walts
August 19, 2017

Is it really necessary to take antibiotics for 7 days after an tooth extraction or dental implant?

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