An Overview on the Importance of Antibiotic Therapy in Post-surgery Patients

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine,2023,9,3,xx-xx.
Published:March 2023
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Anitta PS, Athira Varghese, Sunitha, Vineeth Chandy

Doctor of Pharmacy, T John College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.


Antibiotics are the class of medication that prevent the growth of infections that is caused by bacteria; antibiotics make it difficult to grow or multiply or directly killing them. But the widespread misuse of antibiotics can also lead to serious consequences. In the case of post-operative patients, the empirical antibiotics should be selected based on the site of infection, etiology, and pharmacokinetics of the antibiotics. Therefore the rational use of empirical antibiotics is based on the increase in the total count and also the spike in temperature. The review is focused on the time, duration, rationality, and selection of empirical antibiotics, and antibiotic prescription patterns in different departments and different age groups.