The objective of the study was to determine the patterns of use of antimicrobial drugs in the general population of the large, industrial city of Nagpur, India.
Interviews of pharmacists and clients were carried out in a stratified, random sample of 34 pharmacies to determine beliefs and practices in prescribing and self-prescribing of antibiotics by complaint, choice of drug, dose, duration, cost, age and sex of the consumers.
The study showed that drugs were dispensed without prescription despite prohibition by the Indian Pharmaceutical Act.
Sales of antimicrobial drugs accounted for 17.5% of 511 purchases and 23.3% of expenditures for drugs.
Proprietary brands of penicillins, co-trimoxazole and tetracyclines were dispensed most often (64.8%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Antibiotique, Consommation, Prescription médicale, Autoadministration, Législation, Inde, Asie, Homme, Système santé, Pharmacie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibiotic, Consumption, Medical prescription, Self administration, Legislation, India, Asia, Human, Health system
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Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.