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Prescription Pattern of Antibiotics in Paediatric In-Patient Department at a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India

Author : Midhuna K, Banupriya B, Dr. Thirunavukkarasu J and Dr. Srinivasan V

Introduction: Antibiotics are the most commonly used dug in paediatric age group. Widespread use of antibiotics can cause antimicrobial resistance. Aim: To analyse the prescription pattern of antibiotics in paediatric age group. Method: A retrospective study of 75 patients was carried out from January 2019 till March 2019.Age, sex, antibiotics used, route of administration, concurrent drugs were used as parameters. Result: Most of the children who were prescribed antibiotic belonged to the age group1-5years. Cefexime is the most commonly used antibiotic followed by Augmentin (amoxicillin+clauvinic acid combination)


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