Consumers - Information on Antimicrobial Resistance
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.
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 the NPS MedicineWise website or take a look at our resources below:
Find out more information on monitoring antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in Australia.