The Most Common Antibiotic Prescribed Among the Paediatric Population

Naif Abdullah Mohammed Alharbi, Shaker Sulaiman Alharbi, Ryouf Abdullah Almotairi, Reem Ali Alamri, Aljwhara Abdulaziz Bin Sayyer, Mastoorah Ayedh Alzaidi, Atyaf Yahya Moafa, Hamdi Ali Alanazi
2022 Zenodo  
Objective: To gain a thorough understanding of antibiotic prescribing trends in the pediatric population. Method: The study was designed as a prospective observational study to collect various data from pediatric patients in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of antibiotic prescription trends in pediatrics. Result & conclusion: Data was collected from 90 pediatric patients, 41.1% (n = 37) of whom were male and 58.8% (n = 53) of whom were female. Antibiotics were prescribed to 71.1% (n
more » ... 64) of children, 17.7% (n = 16) of adolescents, and 10% (n = 9) of infants for the treatment of various infections. About 24.4% (n = 22) of patients were admitted to the hospital for three days, while 22.2% (n = 20) were only admitted for two days. The most common antibiotic prescribed by pediatricians is penicillin, which accounts for 46.6% (n = 42) of the total, followed by cephalosporin, which is seen in 35.5% (n = 32) of cases. By analyzing the prescription pattern of antibiotic use, it was discovered that the majority of patients, 66.7% (n = 60), received monotherapy, while 33.3% (n = 30) received dual therapy.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7286608 fatcat:whmespkbvvf7nk762yo232s6q4