Amara Swathi1*, B. Kumar2
1PG Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore, A.P.
2Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore, A.P.
A B S T R A C T
Microorganisms include bacteria, viruses, protozoan’s, and fungi such as mold and mildew.1 You may find antimicrobial products in your home, workplace, or school. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates antimicrobial products as pesticides, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates antimicrobial products as drugs/antiseptics. As pesticides, antimicrobial products are used on objects such as countertops, toys, grocery carts, and hospital equipment. As antiseptics, antimicrobial products are used to treat or prevent diseases on people, pets, and other living things. The proper understanding of prescribing pattern of antibiotics and prescribing the frequency of antibiotics on patient demographics would able to make the rational use of antibiotic agents in the hospitals. High efforts must needed to prescribe antibiotics on bacteriological basis should be encouraged. So evidence based prescribing should be practice for improved results of treating critical conditions and infections. Proper antibiotic stewardship guidelines practice should be followed up to identify the problem of antibiotic drug resistance which is raising more due to inappropriate use of these drugs. The current study has provided a outline information regarding appropriateness of prescribing pattern of anti microbial agents in terms of indications and appropriateness.
Keywords: Microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoan’s, and fungi, Food and Drug Administration