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Antibiotics

The discovery of penicillin, by Alexander Fleming in 1924, led to what became the greatest medical breakthrough of the 20th century1– antibiotics

Save Susceptibility

While there’s no doubt antibiotics saves lives, their misuse is one of the biggest threats to global health. It has been stated that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical threat to public health. At the present rate, it is estimated that as many as 10 million individuals worldwide could die annually from complications related to AMR2.

With the view to partner with patients and physicians in infection management, Cipla globally recently launched the ‘Save Susceptibility’ campaign to build awareness, enable better diagnosis and enable appropriate action and use of anti-microbials. Cipla global CEO, Umang Vohra, has said: “Cipla has consistently been at the forefront of promoting rational and judicious use of antibiotics, and has been a leading industry voice in the fight against AMR.”

The Benefit of Probiotics

It’s important to understand the link between probiotics and antibiotics. Antibiotics effectively prevent bacterial cells from multiplying – allowing the immune system to regain control. But they are unable to differentiate between good and bad bacteria, destroying not only harmful pathogens but the beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Good bacteria is beneficial to the human body and its main goal is to enhance the human health. The most common good bacteria are probiotics, such as entiroTM, which enhances a healthy gut3. Simply put probiotics are the good guys that help increase your gut health and this is important because your gut health is basically a measure of how good your immune system can function4.