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PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF DRUGS USED IN TONSILLITIS PATIENTS OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF TERTIOARY CARE HOSPITAL

Rajesh Kumar Suman, Ipseeta Ray Mohanty, Rakesh Kumar*, Y A Deshmkh

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Objective: The present Study was undertaken to evaluates the baseline data on Drugs used in acute tonsillitis. Method: Questionnaires based Performa was specifically designed to collect the prescribing information from ENT Out patients. The performa contain Demographic data of patients, Diagnosis of disease and Drug regimen. Result: A total 110 prescriptions of patients were analysed who had confirmed diagnosis of Tonsililitis from ENT OPD Department. Maximum patients were patients were of the age group between 1 – 10 yr (39.09%). Incidence male(55%) were higher than female(45%). The total 495 drug were prescribed. Average drug per prescription was 4.95. Mong total 495, 110(22.22%) antibiotic were prescribed. Most common antibiotic prescribed were Combination of Amoxicillin + Clavulinic Acid (43.63%) followed by Amoxicillin+Cloxacillin(25.45%) etc. The common drug prescribed was Antiinfective: Bitadine gargle (25.97%), followed by Multivitamin (25.97%), Analgesic: Diclofenac (24.6%), etc. Among 110 patients, only 15 patients were sent For Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern Testing. Common Organism isolated were Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, and Klabsiella sp. Conclusion: The present study showed most common drug prescribed were Anti-infective gargle, Analgesic, Multivitamin and Amoxicillin +Clavulinic acid combination of antibiotic. Prescribed by brand name is still matter of concern.

Keywords: Tonsillitis, Prescribing pattern, AST.


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