According to a report released by French officials on the 18th, the consumption of antibiotics in France has gradually stabilized or even declined, but it is still relatively higher compared with other countries, the European Times reported.
According to reports, the world's authoritative health institutions believe that excessive use of antibiotics will produce antibodies, which will harm human health. According to the data, from 2014 to 2016, the average dose of antibiotics taken by the French has been increasing, which is now stable. In 2018, an average of 22.5 doses was taken per 1000 people per day, compared with 22.7 in 2009.
Data from the French health agency in 2019 show that from 2009 to 2018, the number of antibiotic prescriptions in France decreased by 15%, from an average of 2.81 prescriptions per 1000 people per day to 2.38.
Bruno Coignard, director of the infectious diseases department of the French public health agency, said the results of both cases were more comforting. But he thinks France still has a long way to go. In terms of antibiotic use, France ranks third from the bottom in Europe, just better than Greece and Cyprus.
According to the report, if you add up the antibiotic prescriptions prescribed by public hospitals and private clinics, France consumes 25.3 doses per 1000 people per day, but the European average is only 19.8. The best performing Dutch indicator is only 9.7, which means the French consume three times as much antibiotics as the Dutch.
According to a report released on the same day, if the consumption of antibiotics in France is equal to that in the Netherlands, the French disease insurance agency can save 400 million euros.
As for a reason for the high level of antibiotic use in France, Coignard said, is related to the history of medical development in France, which is different in each country. For example, in France, medical treatment is needed, and patients will get a prescription before they leave. These habits are hard to change, and Coignard said doctors are prescribing antibiotics touch on cultural and emotional factors.
Many doctors hope to achieve immediate results through antibiotics, and few will not prescribe drugs, let patients come back in a few days. In his view, the problem is not to prescribe fewer antibiotics but to prescribe them better. When prescribing antibiotics, doctors should focus on the types of antibiotics and the time of taking them.
At present, the number of people under the age of 14 in France is gradually decreasing, but the number of people who are weaker at the age of 65 is gradually increasing. In addition, the average dose of antibiotics in different regions of France is also different.
For example, in the Provence Alps blue coast region (PACA) and upper France region, the dose of antibiotics is higher than the national average, while the average dose of antibiotics the olfonne Rhone Alps and Brittany region is lower than the national average.
In fact, in some countries, more than 40% of infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In urology, diseases caused by infection are very common, such as urinary tract infection, cystitis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis, etc.
Therefore, in the treatment of some diseases such as the common chronic prostatitis, patients can consider choosing more safe and effective herbal medicine such as Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, so as to avoid the emergence of drug resistance.