A Prospective Study of Antibiotic Prescribing Pattern among Pediatrics in a Government District Headquarters Hospital, South India

Published on:April 2021
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2021; 14(2):123-127
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijopp.14.2.23


A Prospective Study of Antibiotic Prescribing Pattern among Pediatrics in a Government District Headquarters Hospital, South India


Authors and affiliation (s):

Haroledpeter P.L.1, Sampathkumar Madhusudhan2, Thirupathykumaresan P3, Keerthiyurenikka J4, Murugakadavul Arumugavignesh4,*, Rajasmith Paul McGrath4

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

3Department of Pharmacology, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

4Doctor of Pharmacy, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Abstract:

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.




 

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