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Systemic antimicrobials consumption in outpatient practice: results of monitoring

[Clinical Pharmacology]
Evgeny Shchetinin; Sergey Sirak; Vladimir Baturin; Alla Sirak; Olga Ignatiadi; Marina Vafiadi; Gregory Petrosyan; Liana Parazyan; Eldar Dygov; Armenak Arutyunov;

The results of systemic antimicrobials consumption in outpatient practice analysis since 2000 till 2012 using the ATC/DDD methodology are presented. In 2000, in pharmacies dominated sales of nitrofurans, nitroimidazoles, sulfonamides, macrolides (erythromycin, oleandomycin), lincomycin and tetracycline. By 2012, the basis of consumption amounted to fluoroquinolones, beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides. Application of compliance drugs with stable pharmacokinetic characteristics – amoxicillin, azithromycin, clarithromycin, josamycin, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, creates conditions for enhanced efficiency of antibiotic therapy and reduces the rate of antibiotic resistance in outpatient practice.


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Keywords: antimicrobials, consumption, outpatient practice

Stavropol State Medical Academy
Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneotherapeutics
Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy