A case report of self-medication with over-the-counter fish antibiotic: Implications for pharmacists

  07 February 2020

Self-treatment with nonprescription pet antibiotics is a potential source of inappropriate antibiotic use, a threat to antibiotic stewardship efforts, and a hindrance to effective infection treatment. Increased pharmacovigilance is needed from pharmacists and other health care providers to screen patients for nonprescription antibiotic use to better promote drug safety. Pharmacists have a sizeable opportunity to provide education and promote proper antibiotic use for their patients.

Author(s): Andrea Burns, Kellie J. Goodlet, Alice Chapman, Eugenia Popescu Roberts
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