Patient Information Leaflets - Infections - Primary Care

Please select from the following Patient Information Leaflets.

Antibiotics - How aware are you?

"Taking antibiotics for the wrong reasons or incorrectly can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotic treatments. So, when you need antibiotics in the future they may no longer work, with obvious consequences."

This leaflet gives information for patients on the best use of antibiotics.

Antibiotics - How aware are you?Download File
(Antibiotics PIL jan09.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 17/12/2009

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Urine Infections (cystitis)

This leaflet gives information on urinary tract infections in women including what causes them, common treatments and self-help tips.

Urine Infections (cystitis)Download File
(Urine Infection in women March 2008.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 04/08/2009

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Coughs and Colds

This leaflet is intended to give patients information on what coughs and colds are and what causes them. It also talks about the treatments that are available for coughs and colds and what works best.

Coughs and ColdsDownload File
(Coughs and coldsAugust2009.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 01/03/2007

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Holiday Medicines

Before travelling abroad you should check with your community pharmacist or GP Practice to find out which vaccinations and preventative medicines you need.

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Holiday MedicinesDownload File

Date Uploaded: 08/05/2006

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