A STUDY ON DRUG UTILIZATION PATTERN OF CEPHALOSPORINS IN GENERAL MEDICINE AND SURGICAL INPATIENT DEPARTMENT
Keywords:Cephalosporins, Drug utilization, Prescriptions, Antibiotics
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.
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