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The aim of the present study is to find out the usage and selling pattern of antibiotics in Dhaka city, Bangladesh and to present the scenario of that Antibiotic resistance is one of the major problems in both developed and developing countries. Bangladesh being a developing country is facing serious problem in this issue. Usage of antibiotics by patients and the selling patterns by the sellers play an important role in antibiotic resistance. A survey was conducted with a semi structured questionnaire over the patients and drug sellers of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. From the survey it was found that cefuroxime was the highly sold antibiotics in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Drug sellers and patients hardly follow the prescription in case of dispensing or buying antibiotics. In most of the cases, patients do not buy full course of antibiotics which is very alarming.


Antibiotic resistance, awareness, cefuroxime.

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Md. Habibullah, Kh. M. Nuruzzaman, Md. Shafiqul Islam Sovonand, Tushar Saha. ANTIBIOTIC USAGE AND SELLING PATTERNS IN DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH. Int. j. innov. pharm. sci. res. [Internet]. 2018Apr.5 [cited 2023Mar.27];6(4):1-6. Available from: