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PRESCRIPTION PATTERN OF ANTIBIOTICS IN INPATIENTS OF THE OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY (ENT) DEPARTMENT AT THE TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Akhil Shaji Koshy, Dr. Divya Shree N., Dr. Suresha B. S.* and Sradha Anton

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Aim: The aim of our study is to assess the prescription pattern in patients treated with antibiotics in the inpatient department of E.N.T. Objective: To study the prescription pattern of antibiotics used in the patients admitted to the inpatient ward of E.N.T Department of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences. Methodology: This was a Record based Prospective study conducted at the department of E.N.T at MIMS. Data was collected from 100 patients under the inclusion criteria. The patients case records, medication charts were used as a source of data collection. A well designed patient data collection form was used for collecting the details. The information were documented and subjected to suitable statistical methods. Result: Total 100 prescriptions who were treated with antibiotics were collected. Male 53% and Female 47%. About 17 different antibiotics were prescribed for the 100 patients who were under the study criteria. The drugs used were Ceftriaxone, Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid, Amikacin, Metronidazole, Cefotaxime, Ciprofloxacin, Mupirocin, Cefixime, Piperacillin, Clarithromycin, Linezolid, Fluconazole, Neomycin + Clotrimazole, Cefpodoxime, Polymyxin-B, Cefperazone Sulbactam, Silver Sulfadiazine. Conclusion: Our study concludes that antibiotics were mostly prescribed in males (53%) than females (47%) and mostly prescribed in the age group between 19-60 years.

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