Photos shows three prescription medication bottles with the pills spilling out. You can not identify the patient information on the labels but enough of the label is visible to show it is a real prescription.

Common Medicines Make Superbugs, Not Prescription Antibiotics

by Cooling Inflammation


Careless prescriptions and cattle fattening antibiotics are blamed for the rise of superbugs resistant to everything in the hospital arsenal, but that’s all wrong. Antibiotics fail, because we are all abusing common medicines that also have powerful antibiotic activity.  All painkillers, anti-inflammatories, statins, antidepressants, and the whole list of common pharmaceuticals are the problem.  We simply use too many drugs.
Common drugs should also be labeled as antibiotics, because they kill the sensitive bacteria in your gut and leave behind just the resistant bacteria.  Unfortunately, the genetic mutations that make your gut bacteria resistant to drugs, also provide resistance to antibiotics needed to stop infections and that broad resistance to antibiotics can spread to pathogens that then become the dreaded superbugs.
Here are the simple facts that I have discussed at length in another post:
  • Statins were antibiotics that were repurposed to lower LDL, “bad cholesterol.”
  • Aspirin was an antibiotic that was shown to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Metformin was an antibiotic that later proved useful for treatment of diabetes.
  • Many chemotherapy drugs are antibiotics developed for cancer treatment.
  • Diuretics were antibiotics that indirectly reduce blood pressure.
  • Antidepressants, such as Prozac, Zoloft, etc. are antibiotics.

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