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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66080

Awareness and Prescription patterns of drugs among dental students of India

Dr.Aishwarya Singh, Dr.Ratika Shrivasatava, Dr.VidhatriTiwari, Dr.Utkarsh Tiwari, Dr.Kartik Choudhary Dr.Pragya Pradhan

Abstract

Introduction: Drug Prescription is a written order about administration of a medicine.to be carried out by a health personnel in the course of treatment for a specific patient. The study was conducted to ascertain and evaluate awareness regarding prescription knowledge and the pattern of prescription by dental students. Methodology: A total of 349 responses obtained from an online survey as given by third-, fourth-, and intern-year dental students in India formed the study sample. A 14 variable questionnaire was constructed and validated for assessing the drug prescription awareness and pattern. Chi square test was applied to find significant differences between the years. Results: Drugs were most commonly prescribed for infections by 145 (41.5%) of the student. Interns had better knowledge as compared to third- and fourth-year students. All students were aware of antibiotic resistance. A combination of amoxicillin and clavulonic acid was the preferred antibiotic and paracetamol the preferred analgesic. Conclusion: Dental students had moderate knowledge about prescription pattern of medication.

Keywords

prescription, antibiotics, analgesics, medicine, dentistry

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