Drug Utilization Profile of Antibacterial Drugs for the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients in a Teaching and a Non-Teaching Hospital of Ujjain District

Sandeep Singh Bhadoriya, Rekha Sharma
2013 Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology  
Objectives: The Hospital is a setting where a large number of drugs are administered to patients and the costs of hospitalization and drug treatment are high. Information on drug utilization in Hospitals and non-teaching hospitals are lacking in Ujjain. The present study was carried out to obtain information on the, drug utilization during the study period in 100 bed -days. Methods: This cross-sectional study about antibacterial drugs was carried out in two hospitals (teaching and nonteaching)
more » ... or duration of six months. Prescription case records of 710 in-patients were included in this study and were subjected to analysis according to WHO indicators. Result: In 80.8 % of patients antibiotics were used which indicates that gross over use of drugs. The average number of antibiotic prescription was 1.99.Polypharmacy in 81.08% patients was reported. Brand name prescribing (80.03%) is far ahead than generic prescribing. Parentral route (57.4%) of administration is preferred over oral route .The most frequently prescribed antibiotics were Amikacin, Ceftriaxone.
doi:10.4172/2161-1459.s4-007 fatcat:kqm56b33nrfj5nh3izpxcmr3qa