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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 10
First page : ( 5126) Last page : ( 5130)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00888.6

A Review on the Irrational Antibiotics usage in Pediatrics for Respiratory Tract Infections

Thomson Wilma Mary1, Sudha M.2,*, Venkateswaramurthy N.3, Kumar R. Sambath4

1J. K. K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, 638183, Erode, Tamil Nadu

2Department of Pharmacology, J. K. K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, 638183, Erode, Tamil Nadu

3Department of Pharmacy Practice, J. K. K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, 638183, Erode, Tamil Nadu

4Department of Pharmaceutics, J. K. K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, 638183, Erode, Tamil Nadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sudhacology@gmail.com

Online published on 24 December, 2019.

Abstract

This review highlights the increased prevalence of antibiotic use for respiratory tract infections, since nowadays respiratory tract infections (RTIs) especially in children have been found to be one of the most frequent reasons for parents to consult the healthcare professionals. The etiological cause of such infections in children has seen to be viral but unnecessary use of antibiotics in such cases has lead to irrational prescribing pattern of antibiotics and such inappropriate use of antibiotic in both quantity and drug choice has greatly influenced the development of antibiotic resistance in children. Thereby, treating respiratory tract infection in children with proper medication guidelines has been mandatory for the physicians.

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Keywords

Respiratory Tract Infection, Antibiotics, Guidelines, Irrational prescription, Antibiotic Resistance.

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