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AUDITING USE AND MISUSE OF ANTIBIOTIC

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Author(s): PRASANT M.C | FAREEDI MUKRAM ALI | ANUPAMA MUDHOL | VINIT AHER | MAHESH AHIRE | ANUROOP SINGHAI

Journal: Reviews of Progress
ISSN 2321-3485

Volume: 1;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
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ABSTRACT
Background: Too many antibiotics and overloading the patients with antibiotic which slowly and steadily increasing number of mutant and drug resistant micro-organism. This is a worldwide phenomena and in our study we are auditing the daily dosing and duration of antibiotics for various dental problems in central India. Aim: To assess the therapeutic and prophylactic prescription of antibiotics in dental practice.Method: In the current study 300 dentist practicing in central India were included. A modified pretested questionnaire was mailed to them to collect the data pertaining to the therapeutic and prophylactic prescription of antibiotics in dental practice. Results: The results showed that the antibiotics most predominantly prescribed for was penicillin derivatives 221(78 percent), followed by erythromycin 29(10.2 percent); Cephalosporins 17(6 percent);Metronidazole 80(28.3 percent); tetracycline 17 (6.0 percent).Respondents prescribed antibiotics for an average of 4.4 days, ranging from 3 to 6 days. The majority of respondents 226(80 percent) prescribed antibiotics for 5 days. Amoxicillin was the antibiotic of choice among respondents; it was prescribed by 260 (92 percent) of respondents.

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