A STUDY ON PRESCRIPTION PATTERN OF CEFTRIAXONE IN GENERAL MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF A SOUTH INDIAN TEACHING HOSPITALAbstract
A prospective observational study was conducted to assess the prescribing pattern of ceftriaxone and to determine the indication for which ceftriaxone prescribed in a general medicine department of a south Indian teaching hospital. A total of 200 prescriptions were collected, collated, and analyzed from the general medicine department for 6 months. Out of 200 study population included in the study, the majority are males. The frequent condition for hospitalization and for which the ceftriaxone was prescribed was respiratory tract infection. The defined daily dosage was proper for 182 patients, and average DDD of ceftriaxone was 2.06. The average total cost incurred for Ceftriaxone per patient was found to be Rs.654.64, for an average of 2.32 days. The prescriber should follow the standard treatment guidelines for improving rational use and to prevent the development of resistance. The specificity of the prescribing pattern of ceftriaxone was more; it means specific therapy was more than empirical therapy. The hospital was largely in compliances with WHO DDDs. The duration of use of ceftriaxone is according to the guidelines.
C. S. Reddy*, B. K. Sankar, H. Ambujakshi, R. Rana, N. Mahammed and U. Maheshwari
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Acharya & B.M Reddy College of Pharmacy, Hessaraghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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