I Pledge 2020
The Cipla Antibiotics Pledge
The world is facing one of its gravest health crisis. Yet many remain unaware of the significance of this threat. And if remained unchecked, the misuse and abuse of antibiotics could spell disaster for all of humanity.
Hence it’s time to take serious action. It’s time for doctors to prescribe with care, for patients to use with caution, and for the medical community to take responsible action. Because it is only when we stand together that the world can have any hope of survival.
For the sake of everyone from our youngest to the oldest, it is time for us to take a pledge.
20 Principles For The Rational Use Of Antibiotic
I will inform the Doctor about my entire medical history
I will ask for an allergy test before starting a treatment
I will make the effort to participate in awareness drives that spread information on the proper use of antibiotics.
I will ask my Doctor to recommend a suitable diet when under antibiotic treatment
I will follow my Doctor’s antibiotic prescription strictly
I will understand thoroughly from my Doctor how I should take the prescribed antibiotics properly
I will ask my Doctor about my medicine, dosages, treatment duration, side effects and risk involved
I understand that viral illnesses such as the common cold cannot be cured by antibiotics
I will not force my doctor to prescribe antibiotics when not required, such as in the case of diarrhoea
I will record/preserve the doctor’s prescriptions, similar to how I maintain tax returns
I understand that by abusing antibiotics, I am contributing to superbug epidemics
I will visit the Doctor as per the follow-up plan recommended by him/her
I understand that by abusing antibiotics, I’m putting the health of my community at risk
I will participate in and lead efforts within my community to improve hygiene practices
I will not purchase antibiotics for self-medication without a prescription
I will notify the health authority about antibiotic dispensing without a prescription
I will complete the course of antibiotic treatment as per the doctor's instructions
I will discourage my friends and family from abusing or misusing antibiotics
I will discard any leftover medication once the prescribed course of treatment is completed
I will educate my friends and colleagues about antibiotic resistance and antibiotic abuse. I will educate my friends and colleagues about these principles