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Educational Resources: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

These educational resources provide information on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. They are intended for use by educators, health care professionals, and consumers.

Most materials are available in PDF format for immediate downloading or printing. Some materials may be available in print to order at no cost. Send requests for printed materials to ocommpubs@fda.hhs.gov or call 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 

Brochures

(Printed size 3.66” x 8 ½”; one in English only and one in Spanish only; antibiotic resistance, treating symptoms of viral infections (colds, flu), and when to call the doctor.)

 Preserve a Treasure - Know When Antibiotics Work  A VECES, EL REMEDIO ES PEOR QUE LA ENFERMEDAD

Preserve a Treasure: Know When Antibiotics Work

This brochure, from the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/FDA campaign, discusses antibiotic resistance in a question-and-answer format. It also provides information on things that can be done to ease your suffering while you are sick with a cold or the flu, and when to call a doctor.

A Veces, el Remedio es Peor que la Enfermedad


En Español

This brochure, only available in Spanish, was jointly produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA as part of CDC’s Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign. It explains that antibiotics only cure bacterial infections and not viral infections, such as cold and flu. It also discusses the growing risk of antibiotic resistance and the importance of a doctor's diagnosis before using antibiotics.

 

Print  Public Service Announcements

 Preserve a Treasure - Print Public Service Announcement Thumbnail

 Antibiotics don't work for viruses like colds and the flu          

Preserve a Treasure 

(Printed size 8 " x 10"; English; targeted to health care sionals. Other sizes available upon request.)

WARNING: Antibiotics don't work for viruses like colds and the flu.

Using them for viruses will not make you feel better or get back to work faster.

(Printed size 7" x 10"; English; targeted to adults. Other  sizes available upon request.)  

 
 

 Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. Child looking sad.   Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. (grimacing baby)

Automedicarse con antibióticos puede perjudicar su salud (public service announcement - Spanish language) 

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please.

(Printed sizes vary; English; targeted to parents/caregivers of children.) 
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Automedicarse con antibióticos puede perjudicar su salud

(Printed size 7" x 10"; Spanish only. Other sizes available upon request.) This title is also available as a poster.


En Español

       

 Poster

 

 Automedicarse con antibióticos puede perjudicar su salud (poster)

Automedicarse con antibióticos puede perjudicar su salud

(This title is also available as a print public service announcement.)

En Español

 

 Radio Public Service Announcements

 

 Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Get Smart. Know When Antibiotics Work" disclaimer icon (CDC website)
    Provides links to materials developed for the “Get Smart” public education campaign, launched by CDC to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance. FDA has partnered with CDC to promote appropriate antibiotic use. The site provides general information about antibiotic resistance and how to prevent it. You can download or order brochures, print and audio-video public service announcements, posters, Qs and As and other resources. Some materials are available in Spanish.