A STUDY ON DRUG UTILIZATION PATTERN OF CEPHALOSPORINS IN GENERAL MEDICINE AND SURGICAL INPATIENT DEPARTMENT


Naveen V., Abubaker Siddiq, Chandana G.

Abstract


Objective: Cephalosporins are a commonly used group of antibiotics in hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world. In the developed countries through the use of older cephalosporins is declining, that of the newer generations has increased. The objective of this study was to assess Drug Utilization Pattern of Cephalosporins in General Medicine and Surgical Inpatient Departments of tertiary care hospital.

Methods: The data of enrolled patients were collected from case records of admitted inpatients during the study period. The collected data was assessed by statistical analysis using descriptive analysis.

Results: A total of 110 inpatients were enrolled in the study. Out of 110 patients, males were 54.5% and females were 45.5%. The results analyzed that the prescriptions are more with third-generation cephalosporins than fourth-generation cephalosporins.

Conclusion: The study concludes that 3rd generation cephalosporins is widely used for treating various nosocomial infections.


Keywords


Cephalosporins, Drug utilization, Prescriptions, Antibiotics

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Title

A STUDY ON DRUG UTILIZATION PATTERN OF CEPHALOSPORINS IN GENERAL MEDICINE AND SURGICAL INPATIENT DEPARTMENT

Keywords

Cephalosporins, Drug utilization, Prescriptions, Antibiotics

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2018v10i3.27225

Date

17-05-2018

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Journal

International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 10, Issue 3 (May-June), 2018 Page: 33-36

Online ISSN

0975-7066

Authors & Affiliations

Naveen V.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga 577502, Karnataka, India

Abubaker Siddiq
Department of Pharmacology, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga 577502, Karnataka, India

Chandana G.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga 577502, Karnataka, India


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