Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 1995 , Vol 11 , Issue 1 - 2
Study on antibiotic use in Bulgaria
I.N. Getov,Z.D. Dimitrova
Antibiotic (AB) consumption in Bulgaria during the year 1992 as compared with 1989 has been evaluated by the method of Defined Daily Doses (DDDs). An increase of 16.6% for the total antibiotic consumption for 1992 has been found as compared with 1989. Antibiotics of the J01C group- Beta-lactam antibacterials and penicillins show nearly three fold increase with Amoxacillin (Amopen) on the first place in the list of the AB use - DDD 44,5 (1992). A substantial increase in the J01D-A Cephalosporins and other related substances and J01F a Macrolides also has been registered. On the contrary the use of J01E Sulfonamides and Trimetoprim has decreased - nearly by 87%. The need of monitoring the AB utilization in Bulgaria according the World Health Organization recommendation is discussed. Keywords : DDDs, pharmacoeconomics, ATC classification, drug sale, antibiotic utilization
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