Consumers - Information on Antimicrobial Resistance

AURA

Antimicrobial resistance, which is also referred to as antibiotic resistance, is a very important health problem in Australia, and internationally. Antibiotics are important medicines that are used to treat many infections and diseases. However, inappropriate use of antibiotics increases antibiotic resistance and means that some antibiotics may no longer be effective. Resources are available on the AURA webpages to support consumers in understanding the impact of over use, and inappropriate use, of these medicines.