Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002586
Title: A systematic review on the overprescription of antibiotics causing antibiotic resistance
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. New resistance mechanisms are rapidly developing and spreading globally, causing peril to our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability and worse, and death. Antibiotic resistance increases the cost of health care with prolonged stays in hospitals and requirement of more intensive care. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Antibiotics inhibit the important cellular processes, retarding growth and causing cell death. Antibiotic resistance is a global public health concern, which has accelerated by the overuse of antibiotics worldwide. The increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance threatens the success and continuation of clinical medicine. This threat reduces the ability to successfully treat many infectious and common diseases while simultaneously exposing and increasing health risks for vulnerable patients. Coordinated efforts to implement new policies, renew research efforts, and pursue steps to manage the crisis are greatly needed to overcome this problem. This crisis is global, as it shows the overuse of antibiotics all over the world. Antibiotic-resistant infections place a substantial health and economic burden on the world health-care system and population. It can be concluded that this review article insists on the judicious use of antibiotics for a good global health-care system.

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    V. Sharon Keziah1 , Jothi Priya2 *

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha, University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. Sharon Keziah1 , Jothi Priya2 *

    Title:A systematic review on the overprescription of antibiotics causing antibiotic resistance
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2159-2161)
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    Methodology: Overprescription
    Research Materials:Antibiotics

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Antibiotic resistance antibiotics crisis drugs overprescription

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