4th Public Educational Campaign on Promotion of Rational Use of Antimicrobial Medicines - JEKA
The Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) participated as a sponsor and participant of the 4th Public Educational Campaign on Promotion of Rational Use of Antimicrobial Medicines – JEKA. The main goal of this campaign executed for the fourth year continuation is to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
HALMED carefully monitors the use of antibiotics in Croatia, calls upon a rational and appropriate use and promotes the raise of public awareness on resistance, hence an incorrect and excessive prescription of antibiotics as well as their inappropriate use increase the antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics and increase the risk for development of other diseases.
HALMED calls upon all the doctors and patients to prescribe and use antibiotica responsibly and consciously, bearing in mind the following: antibiotics are intended to treat bacterial infections, but not the viral ones; antibiotics are not used to treat a flu and cold or every single throat ache; antibiotics are not used to reduce a fever; antibiotics should be taken only upon's doctors prescription and the dose administered entirely in equal time intervals.