Prescribing trends of amoxicillin, ceftriaxone, and moxifloxacin across different districts of Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords:Amoxicillin, Ceftriaxone, Moxifloxacin, Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance is a major public health concern worldwide due to misuse and overuse of antibiotics. This study aimed to evaluate the dispensing trends of three frequently prescribed antibiotics including Amoxicillin, Ceftriaxone, and Moxifloxacin in various districts of Karachi. A cross-sectional study was conducted using a questionnaire distributed in pharmacies across different districts of Karachi, Pakistan. Data was analyzed to determine the dispensing trend of these three antibiotics. The results indicated that Amoxicillin was the most commonly prescribed antibiotic, followed by Ceftriaxone and then Moxifloxacin. District-wise analysis showed that Amoxicillin was the most commonly prescribed antibiotic in the south district. The frequent prescribing of these antibiotics has contributed to the antibiotic resistance. This study highlights the need for interventions to ensure rational prescribing practices so that antibiotic resistance can be prevented.
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Copyright (c) 2023 Salman Ashfaq Ahmad, Nighat Razvi, Salman Ahmed, Fatima Rehman, Azfar Athar Ishaqui, Sumera Imran , Muhammad Imran, Javeria Farooq, Abdul Rahman, Ahmed Muhammad Shaikh, Shayan Ahmed, Zeeshan Ahmed
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