Table 4

Prescribed quantities of targeted antibiotics, and their respective DDDs in inpatient wards of a hospital in Ujjain, India

Antibiotics

ATC code

Quantity of prescribed antibiotics/6 days (in mg)

No. of patients to whom antibiotic was prescribed

DDD (mg)

No of DDDs


Penicillins

Amoxicillin

J01CA04

19150

4

1000

19.15


Cephalosporins

Ceftriaxone

J01DD04

126700

24

2000

63.4


Amino glycosides

Amikacin

J01GB06

63825

26

1000

63.8


Fluoroquinolones

Ofloxacin

J01MA01

2700 (O)

4

400

6.8

4200 (P)

400

10.5

Ciprofloxacin

J01MA02

134700 (O)

66

1000

134.7

29000 (P)

500

58.0

Norfloxacin

J01MA06

47600 (O)

23

800

59.5

Levofloxacin

J01MA12

3000 (O)

2

500

6


O = orally administered, P = parenterally administered

Diwan et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:414   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-414

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