An overview of prescription pattern of antibiotic among the different specialist doctors in Faridpur city
Islam, Md. Saiful
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An overview of prescribing pattern of antibiotics medication was completed for a period of up to 3 months in the territory of Faridpur city. The aims and objectives of this study were to observe the current pattern of antibiotics prescription, most prescribed antibiotics and find out the brand leader of antibiotics so that we can gain a better understanding of prescription pattern of antibiotics and the usage of these agents in different types of patients with different types of diseases that why the data was obtained from patients visiting in different private hospital and public hospital in Faridpur city. During the study period a total of 250 prescriptions were analyzed and out of 250 patients, 157 (62.80%) were male and 93 (37.20%) were female (including children and adults) where most of the patients were outpatients 228 (91.20%). From 250 prescriptions found that 1036 individual drugs were prescribed (an average of 4.14) and 124 prescriptions (49.60%) were prescribed the total four (4) drugs was found to be highest among 250 prescriptions. I found that the antibiotic containing prescription 184 that was 73.60% from total prescription and almost all prescription (100%) contained antibiotic drugs along with other group of drugs. From 250 prescriptions found that the four most commonly prescribed group of drugs were antiulcerants 197 (78.80%), NSAIDs 118 (47.20%), vitamin and minerals 96 (38.40%) and antihistamines 42 (16.80%). From this analysis I found that 41.85% prescription contained single antibiotic drug, 58.15% contained two antibiotic drugs and no prescription contained more than two antibiotic drugs in which maximum drugs (93.13%) were prescribed by their brand names. This study observed that percentages of different generic of antibiotics are Cefuroxime 23.02% is the highest area, and then prescribed commonly Cefixime 17.87%, Ciprofloxacin 16.49%, Levofloxacin 11.68%, Flucloxacillin 9.62%, Amoxicillin 7.90%, Cefpodoxime 2.75%, Cephradine 2.40% and others generic of antibiotics 8.25%. From the study I found that the percentage of the share of antibiotics among the different pharmaceutical company included Opsoninpharma Ltd 24.74% is the highest, Square pharmaceutical limited 19.24%, Popular pharmaceutical Ltd 18.21%, Beximco pharmaceutical limited 12.71%, Incepta pharmaceutical limited 8.59%, and the rest 16.50% antibiotics prescribed form others pharmaceutical company.