ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE (ABR) AND COMMUNITY PHARMACIST: A REVIEW

Authors

  • DEEPTHI C DENNY Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • S KARAN Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22159/ajpcr.2021.v14i9.42018

Keywords:

Antibiotics, Antibiotic resistance, Community pharmacists

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a major growing global issue. The WHO report points out high proportions of resistance to common bacterial infections in all regions of the world. Common factors associated with resistance include non-adherence to the prescribed course, improper way of disposing the antibiotics (ABs), misuse and abuse, overuse, and underuse of antibiotics. Another complimenting factor for the increase in the antibiotic resistance is self-medication with antibiotics. This all has caused many infectious diseases to be untreatable. Community pharmacists act as primary source of healthcare information providers to whom the patient directly seeks medical advices. Thus, they can play a central role in ensuring the safer use of antibiotics in the community.

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Published

06-09-2021

How to Cite

C DENNY, D., and S. KARAN. “ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE (ABR) AND COMMUNITY PHARMACIST: A REVIEW”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 14, no. 9, Sept. 2021, pp. 37-39, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2021.v14i9.42018.

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