True or false: you should always finish your antibiotics?

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For men who aren’t sure if they should finish the whole bottle…

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True or false: you should always finish your antibiotics?

When you go to the doctor and they give you antibiotics, you are usually instructed to make sure you “take them all.”

The fear is that if you don’t take the entire thing that the infection can come back and it might come back worse than before.

There are a couple of problems with this.

The first is that antibiotic resistant infections are becoming more common and antibiotic use screws up your gut microbiome…

Which can lead to problems with internal inflammation and immune function.

Historically antibiotics were seen as miracle ‘treatments.’ Over the past 70 years of widespread antibiotic use, however, there has been increasing recognition of some of the downsides of these ‘treatments,’ including adverse effects and antimicrobial resistance.

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For many conditions antibiotics are a miracle.

In fact, I believe they are one of the greatest breakthroughs of modern medicine.

Antibiotics cure infections that used to kill people and they are easy to take.

But now there are studies that are coming out now that are showing that despite the popular advice of “finishing all your antibiotics”… 

Shorter cycles of antibiotics are just as effective as longer courses.

Of course, I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice.

Never go off of treatments from your doctor without consulting with them.

Recent clinical trials that randomly assigned patients to shorter courses or oral antibiotics for treatment of infections such as bone and joint infection or bacteremia have largely found noninferiority for achieving resolution of infection compared with standard dosing practice.

In general, I don’t think the medical community uses antibiotics in the most optimal ways, so this research is extremely interesting.

One of the things that the researchers looked at was if they could give men who had urinary tract infections a shorter course of antibiotics and have it be just as effective as a longer cycle.

All of the men in the research experiment presented with symptoms of a UTI, but no infection.

In this randomized clinical trial that included 272 men with presumed symptomatic UTI, resolution of initial UTI symptoms by 14 days after completion of active antibiotic therapy occurred in 122 of 131 (93.1%) participants in the 7-day group and 111 of 123 (90.2%) in the 14-day group, a difference that met the prespecified noninferiority margin of 10%.

Like the other research on bone and joint infections above, the researchers found that the 7 day course of antibiotics was just as effective as the 14 day course.

Among afebrile men with suspected UTI, treatment with ciprofloxacin or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for 7 days was noninferior to 14 days of treatment with regard to resolution of UTI symptoms by 14 days after antibiotic therapy. The findings support the use of a 7-day course of ciprofloxacin or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole as an alternative to a 14-day course for treatment of afebrile men with UTI.

This is pretty new data and it may not have gotten to your doctor yet. 

If you’re a guy who has the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, then you may want to bring the research to your doctor so they don’t give you too much.

As a philosophy, I generally believe it’s better to only take the treatments you actually need and not just to load up because that’s what’s typically done. 

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