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My son was prescribed an antibiotic a week ago for

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My son was prescribed an antibiotic a week ago for tonsillitis. I gave it to him about half the week and then kept forgetting.(I know, not good. :-/ ) Should I start him back up on it? He hasn't had any for about 4 days.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 7 years ago.
Hello.He will need to take the full course again and not just the remaining medicines.By giving incomplete antibiotic courses,we are encouraging development of resistance and the antibiotic may not be effective the next time around.I suggest you talk to your GP/Doctor about it and get the remainig medicines so that you again have a full course which you will religiously remember to give him this time.
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