Learn how to handle antibiotics with care

From November 18 to 24, the World Health Organization is hosting the World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Hailed as one of the greatest advances of the 20th century, antibiotics have saved millions of lives. But they also have an impact on our microbiota. As an expert on the subject, the Biocodex Microbiota Institute will be participating in this initiative.

 

Use with caution

Antibiotics destroy the bacteria that cause infections as well as those that are good for our health. By unbalancing the composition of our microbiota (our intestinal microbiota, for example) they generate dysbiosis, which is associated with a number of diseases (Find out more). There is also a risk of developing antibiotic resistance, which then makes antibiotics ineffective against infections.

Know your microbiota inside out

Would you like to know more about the link between antibiotics and dysbiosis? Visit our dedicated page and test your knowledge with our new quiz. The message behind the World Antibiotic Awareness Week applies to our everyday lives: we need to learn how to handle antibiotics with care.