Objectives: The study aims to know about antibiotic prescribing pattern among pediatric patients admitted in a government headquarters hospital. Methods: This is a prospective observational study involving 159 pediatric patients. It was a six month study conducted between September 2019 and March 2020. Relevant information for analysis was obtained through accessing case sheets of patients. Results: Majority of pediatric patients were children (54.72%). There was a male preponderance (58%). The total number of antibiotics prescribed was fourteen. Cefotaxime was the most frequently used antibiotic. Majority of prescriptions contain one antibiotic (47.80%). Conclusion: This study will promote rational use of antibiotics among patients and health care professionals and thus pave a way to minimize antibiotic resistance.
Key words: Pediatrics, Antibiotics, Cefotaxime, Prescription, Rational use, Pharmacoepidemiology.