Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work


Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work


This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

This site includes the following information and resources:

  • Respiratory illnesses: When antibiotics are and aren’t needed for specific upper respiratory infections
  • A chart to know which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary
  • Print materials, online materials, fact sheets, and FAQs about antibiotic resistance and symptom relief for when antibiotics won’t treat the illness


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: November 2009
Last Updated: 04/28/10

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