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Drug utilization evaluation is very important for antibiotics as they are widely used in hospitals and their inappropriate use in lead resistance. To regulate the rational use of antibiotics and promote the rational use of present prospective cross sectional study, DUE methods are employed. The study was conducted to access drug utilization evaluation in the department of pediatrics in hospitals for a period of three months. Overall 300 patient records were encountered in the study in which Male and Female ratio was (1:5).The prominent range was 0-12 years old and overall prescribed average number of drugs in prescription was 86% the percentage of drug by generic name was (68%), antibiotic prescribed was (78%). The need of the study is to promote rational generic prescribing pattern and use of injection and antibiotics rationally.


The overall aim of the study was to assess the drug prescribing pattern among pediatric population in health care center in Warangal.


This is a prospective cross-sectional study being focused on pediatrics population with a drug utilization evaluation. Using WHO criteria, a prospective study is being carried out to determine the different types of diseases occurred in children and different types of treatments used in ambulatory patients. Data that can be collected that includes demographic details like (age, gender, weight, chief complaints, past medical history, lab parameters, diagnosis of disease).


Out of 300 patients records (86.6%) of antibiotic were obtained and analgesic (78.6%) are mostly used and Antitussive (55%) Antihistamine (34.6%), Multivitamin (81%) is morefrequently given to age of infants, neonates. Sympathomimetics (16.3%) Antiemetic (12%), H2 Blockers (3%), Proton pump inhibitors (2%) Anticonvulsants (4%) are seldom given to patients in age of children. Antibiotics, Analgesic, Multivitamin are more commonly prescribed to children in prescription.


In this study antibiotics are mostly prescribed than other drugs and most of the drugs are prescribed in their generic name. After completion of this work we discovered that all of the prescribing drugs were prescribed in rational way and most of the prescriptions are used with proper prescribing pattern. There is no irrational use of drugs.

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Shaik.MohammedShaabaaz, Gadde.Sruthi, MalothNaresh, & OkekeChukwugoziem Bright. (2021). Assessment of the drug utilization evaluation in Pediatric ambulatory care. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 8(3), 385-389.


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