Research Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 6, August 2011

Changes in daily defined doses (DDD) of antibiotics after restricted use in medical inpatients

B. Jayakar N.A Aleykutty Santhosh M Mathews   

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Drug Use Evaluation of Antibiotics was studied in medical inpatients after regulation of its use. The total quantity of antibiotics consumed were analyzed using Defined Daily Doses(DDDs) technique. Significant differences were observed in DDDs before and after the regulation. The study proved that evaluation of antibiotic utilization improved the appropriate and effective use of antibiotics and is economical to the patient.

Keyword:     Antibiotics Inpatients Regulations Quantity consumed DDDs.

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