Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule long embedded in the minds of doctors and the public is wrong and should be overturned.
It seems that the whole recommendation about antibiotics has been wrong. Logically, finishing the prescription made sense. Stopping when you feel better is a subjective standard and if you were really still sick it would allow germs that were hardened to the antibiotics to survive. The evidence shows that logic is wrong.