Consumers - Information on Antimicrobial Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is a very important health problem in Australia, and internationally. Antibiotics are important medicines that are used to treat many common infections and diseases. However, inappropriate use of antibiotics increases antibiotic resistance and means that some antibiotics may no longer work. There are a number of resources on the AURA webpages which can assist consumers in understanding the impact of over use of these medicines.
Doctors and patients can work together to reduce antibiotic resistance. Learn more about antibiotic resistance and what you can do to prevent and reduce it!
For more information on antibiotics and preventing antibiotic resistance visit https://www.nps.org.au/medical-info/consumer-info/antibiotics-explained or take a look at our resources below:
Find out more information on monitoring antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in Australia.