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Rapid Communication - Allied Journal of Medical Research (2022) Volume 6, Issue 12

Antimicrobial resistance: the danger of overusing antibiotics and measures to address the issue.

Qian Carl*

Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Heraklion Venizeleio-Pananeio, Heraklion, Greece

*Corresponding Author:
Qian Carl
Department of Internal Medicine,
General Hospital of Heraklion Venizeleio-Pananeio,
Heraklion, Greece
E-mail:[email protected]

Received: 08-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. AAAJMR-22-84424; Editor assigned: 10-Nov-2022, PreQC No. AAAJMR-22-84424(PQ); Reviewed: 25-Nov-2022, QC No. AAAJMR-22-84424; Revised: 29-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. AAAJMR-22-84424(R); Published: 06-Dec-2022, DOI: 10.35841/aaajmr-6.12.157

Citation: Carl Q. Antimicrobial resistance: The danger of overusing antibiotics and measures to address the issue. Allied J Med Res. 2022;6(12):157

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Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide general wellbeing challenge, which has advanced quickly by the abuse of anti-microbials around the world. Expanded antimicrobial obstruction is the reason for extreme diseases, complexities, longer medical clinic stays and expanded mortality. Anti-infection overprescribing is a specific issue in essential consideration, where infections cause most contaminations. Around 90% of all anti-microbial remedies are given by broad professionals and respiratory plot contaminations are the main justification behind endorsing. Mediations ought to envelop the authorization of the arrangement of disallowing the over-thecounter offer of anti-infection agents, the utilization of antimicrobial stewardship programs, the dynamic support of clinicians in reviews, the use of substantial quick place of-care tests, the advancement of deferred anti-microbial endorsing techniques, the upgrade of relational abilities with patients with the guide of data leaflets and the exhibition of additional realistic examinations in essential consideration with results that are of clinicians' advantage, like entanglements and clinical results.


Antibiotic resistance, Primary care, Point-of-care tests, Rational use of antibiotics, Strategies.


Antimicrobial resistance is perceived as one of the best dangers to human wellbeing around the world. Only one life form, methicillin-safe Staphylococcus aureus, kills a larger number of Americans consistently than emphysema, HIV/Helps, Parkinson's sickness and crime joined. Worldwide, 3.7% of new cases and 20% of recently treated instances of tuberculosis are assessed to be brought about by strains that are impervious to isoniazid and rifampicin [1]. For quite a long time, these anti tuberculosis specialists have been powerful against tuberculosis, however today the impact is deficient. These days, only one-half of multidrug-safe tuberculosis is really treated with the current medications. Broadly drug-safe tuberculosis has been distinguished in 84 nations worldwide. Carbapenem-safe Enterobacteriaceae spp. what's more, broadened range beta-lactamase-delivering Enterobacteriaceae have been secluded as of late. There is a striking absence of improvement of new medications dynamic against these multidrug-safe Gram-negative microbes, especially those delivering carbapenemase, and none of the anti-infection agents presently accessible are currently successful [2].

Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections can result in serious sickness, elevated death rates, and an elevated risk of complications and hospital admission. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control estimates that 25,000 persons in Europe pass away directly as a result of a resistant infection each year. The expense of healthcare goes up as a result of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance-related issues are thought to cost Europe €9 billion annually. Antibiotic use is crucial in other industries as well. For instance, in the US, agriculture, farming, and aquaculture account for around 80% of antibiotic use [3].

Data indicate a direct link between antibiotic use and resistance. Antibiotic resistance is more prevalent in nations with higher antibiotic usage. There are significant disparities in antibiotic prescribing among European nations, despite the fact that there is no evidence that infectious illness frequency varies. Antibiotic overprescribing has numerous negative effects in addition to fostering resistance. Patients who take antibiotics run the risk of negative side effects. 20% of all drug-related emergency room visits in the US are connected to antibiotics. Although allergic reactions account for almost 80% of these visits, several frequently prescribed antibiotics also play a role in gastrointestinal, neurologic and psychiatric diseases. The majority of these side effects are minor; however some have been identified as being potentially fatal, such as hepatotoxicity brought on by amoxicillin and clavulanate. Overprescribing antibiotics has been demonstrated to promote patient re-visits because it medicalizes self-limiting diseases [4].

Additionally, higher attendance results in more antibiotic prescriptions. The publication of guidelines, educational sessions on the proper prescription of antibiotics, educational sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, reviews of prescribing data for practices, local pharmacist interviews, messages on TV, radio, and other mass media, among other interventions, are examples of interventions. Although these public efforts and primary-care initiatives have positive results, they are insufficient to solve the AMR issue. However, it is impossible to say if patient education and awareness alone is a successful intervention to reduce antibiotic use because all but one campaign simultaneously addressed patients and healthcare professionals. However, a few initiatives have had a lot of success [5].


There is no justification for why the prescription of antibiotics for respiratory tract infections is so high. Doctors have a duty to treat patients well, to cause no harm, and to uphold the moral values of fairness and autonomy. However, justice and nonmaleficence prevail in situations where there is an ethical contradiction. We are aware that we can decrease the number of infections that are now being treated unnecessarily with antibiotics without endangering the health of our patients. By achieving this, we will cause less damage. In addition, we are aware that antibiotics may lose their short- and long-term efficacy. GPs will be able to prescribe fewer antibiotics with the use of the techniques mentioned in this study. Our responsibility is to only give antibiotics when necessary, which occurs in less than 20% of cases.


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