Prescribing trends of amoxicillin, ceftriaxone, and moxifloxacin across different districts of Karachi, Pakistan

Authors

  • Salman Ashfaq Ahmad Department of Pharmacy, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Nighat Razvi Department of Pharmacy, Nazeer Hussain University
  • Salman Ahmed Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • Fatima Rehman Department of Anatomy, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Azfar Athar Ishaqui Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University
  • Sumera Imran  Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
  • Muhammad Imran Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University
  • Javeria Farooq Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University
  • Abdul Rahman Iqra University Nursing College, Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University
  • Ahmed Muhammad Shaikh COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus, Pakistan
  • Shayan Ahmed Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University
  • Zeeshan Ahmed Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38106/LMRJ.2023.5.3-04

Keywords:

Amoxicillin, Ceftriaxone, Moxifloxacin, Antibiotic resistance

Abstract

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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Published

2023-09-30

How to Cite

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. (2023). Prescribing trends of amoxicillin, ceftriaxone, and moxifloxacin across different districts of Karachi, Pakistan. LIAQUAT MEDICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 5(03). https://doi.org/10.38106/LMRJ.2023.5.3-04

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