IRRATIONAL USE OF CEPHALOSPORIN AND QUINOLONES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS HOSPITALS OF KARACHI
Irrational use of cephalosporin and quinolones is a key factor behind rapidly increasing antimicrobial resistance in human. This study is undertaken in order to determine misuse of both of these drugs in private and public sectors hospitals. The aim of this study is to analyze the irrational use of cephalosporin and quinolones in private and public sectors hospitals in Karachi. This study is survey based which is conducted in public and private hospitals to determine maximum irrationality of cephalosporin and quinolones. Total 70 (100%) prescriptions taken from different patient having different infectionous diseases. 40 prescriptions shows irrationality (57.14%) while 30 of the prescription shows rationality (42.85%). By our study it shows that maximum irrationality of cephalosporin and quinolones is in public sectors due to irrational prescribing of cephalosporin and quinolones to patient and it is the alarming condition for the population.