I agree that you shouldn't take antbx for viral bugs, but sometimes you don't know if it's viral or bacterial, and in that case, it is sometimes recommended that you take some kind of bug juice. But, don't stop taking it when you feel better...take the WHOLE bottle as prescribed. It is often when people stop taking the med because they feel better before taking the whole course, but the bug hasn't fully died yet, and it comes back stronger and resistant to the antibiotic. Ideally, the recommendation of playing the bug out is best, but sometimes it isn't practical. And, how many people insist on getting a prescription when they pay for a doctors visit, even if you explain to them it won't help. They want to get something for their money, even if it won't help them. Go figure. Too bad doctors can't prescribe placebo meds. Would help an awful lot.