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The FDA partnered with the CDC and other health care professional, government, academic, international, and industry groups to support Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (November 15-21). Antibiotic medications are commonly overprescribed, leading to antibiotic resistance and reduced effectiveness.

The agency made the following recommendations to consumers: Take medication as prescribed and don't skip doses; don't save antibiotics; and don't take antibiotics prescribed for others.