Antibiotics Quiz

Take the Antibiotics Quiz

Antibiotics have been called "wonder drugs." They can treat infections that once killed many people. But using these drugs when they shouldn’t be has allowed certain bacteria to become resistant to them. Learn more about this important issue by taking this quiz. It is based on information from the CDC and the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics.

1. Antibiotics kill both viruses and bacteria that cause illness.
2. Antibiotics will help you get better from a cold or the flu.
3. Many antibiotics work against certain types of bacteria.
4. If you are taking antibiotics, it's OK to stop taking the medicine when you start to feel better.
5. Keeping extra antibiotics around is a good idea in case you need them at a future date.
6. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria.
7. If you believe that an antibiotic would help your illness, you should demand that your health care provider give you one.
8. All antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
9. Using an antibacterial soap is a good way to keep bacteria at bay.
10. Over time, people can become resistant to antibiotics.
 
Today's Interactive Tools

The third-party content provided in the Health Library of phoebeputney.com is for informational purposes only and is not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician. If you or your child has or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your primary care physician. If you or your child may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 or other emergency health care provider immediately in the United States or the appropriate health agency of your country. For more information regarding site usage, please visit: Privacy Information, Terms of Use or Disclaimer.