NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO ANTIBIOTICS: Dangers, Benefits & Proper Use

NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO ANTIBIOTICS: Dangers, Benefits & Proper Use


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Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but they are so often prescribed without good reason that they generate more drug side effects than any other class of medicines. On a personal level, antibiotics can cause mild to deathly side effects.

Antibiotic overuse in the larger society has forced the widespread growth of drug resistant bugs, causing a global health crisis according to the World Health Organization.

In this latest in the series of No-Nonsense Guides, Dr. Dolan describes a rational approach to appropriate antibiotic use or avoidance. This handy reference for many of the most common symptoms and illnesses discusses antibiotic characteristics and side effects in easy-to-understand language. As with Dr. Dolan’s other SmartMEDinfo No-Nonsense Guides, this book is not ‘anti-drug’ but rather ‘pro-informed consent’ with the goal of empowering consumers to consider the risks and benefits of prescriptions for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996886024
Publisher: Moira Dolan
Publication date: 05/05/2017
Series: No-Nonsense Guides Book 3 , #3
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Who Needs This Book 1

Chapter 2: Antibiotic Resistance 7

Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics in Humans 10

Unnecessary Use of Antibacterial Chemicals 11

Excessive Use of Antibiotics in Feed Animals 12

Pharmaceutical Drug Waste 15

Water Purification 15

Biofilm 16

What Can Be Done About It? 17

Chapter 3: Antibiotics and Human Ecology 19

Chapter 4: Do You Need Antibiotics For …? 25

Sore Throat 25

Tummy Ache 26

Colds 27

Flu 28

Sinus Infection 30

Ear Infection 31

Dental Conditions 33

Pink Eye 34

Bronchitis 34

Pneumonia 35

Lower Abdominal Pain 36

Genital and Urinary Infections 37

Skin Infection 40

Chapter 5: Traveler’s Diarrhea 45

Where Are You Going? 46

What Are You Consuming? 46

Where Are You Eating? 47

What Are Your Medical Risks? 47

Causes of Traveler’s Diarrhea 47

Prevention 48

Treatment of Diarrhea 50

Chapter 6: Other Uses of Antibiotics 53

Antibiotics for Chronic Inflammation 53

Antibiotics for Cancer 55

Antibiotics in Manufacturing 56

Antibiotics in Paint 56

Antibiotics in Distilleries 57

Antibiotics in Household Objects 58

Chapter 7: Penicillins 59

Chapter 8: Cephalosporins 63

Chapter 9: Tetracyclines 69

Chapter 10: Macrolides (Erythromycin and Related Drugs) 73

Chapter 11: Aminoglycosides 79

Chapter 12: Sulfa Drugs 83

Chapter 13: Quinolones – The “Floxin” Drugs 89

Chapter 14: Miscellaneous Antibiotics 97

Metronidazole (Flagyl) 97

Nitrofurans 98

Rifaximin (Xifaxan) 101

Vancomycin 102

Linezolid (Zyvox) 103

Lincosamides 104

Drugs to Treat Tuberculosis (TB) 105

Topical Antibiotics 107

Chapter 15: Consumer Beware 109

About the Author 113

Acknowledgements 115

References 117

Drug Index 137

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Jeffrey Cronk DC JD More than 1 year ago
As a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic for over the last 28 years, this is the book that I would recommend to anyone that wants to find out more about antibiotics. This book is really easy to read and is very well written and you get some pretty shocking truth. I use to think that antibiotics were pretty benign---wow was I wrong. This is a book that I would recommend to any doctor or any patient. Super job Dr. Dolan!