Logical use of Dispensed Antibiotics


Authors : Kailong J.M; Ali T; Ogachi F

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 4 - April

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According to WHO (2001) more than 50% of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed inappropriately and 50% of the patients fail to take medicines correctly. Inappropriate use of antibiotics during prescribing could be due to lack of skills and guidelines on optimal diagnostic approaches (Costelloe et al; 2010). Uncontrolled use of antibiotics leads to overuse, inappropriate self medication and poor adherence to dosing regimens (Kar et al; 2010). The objective of the study was to evaluate the use of dispensed antibiotic prescriptions among the patients and pharmacist. The purposive non random sampling was used to recruit both the patients presenting at the pharmacies and pharmacies working in the community pharmacies. Then simple random sampling was used to recruit the subjects willing to participate by taking consent. The subjects were interviewed during dispensing of antibiotics and post dispensing time (10 days). All collected data was cleaned before entered into SPSS version 21 software for analysis. The analyzed data was interpreted using tables, pie charts and graphs. Results found out that 68.4% of the dispensed antibiotic prescriptions at the community pharmacies were from the nearby clinics and hospitals.

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