During the first Covid wave, India witnessed an increase in antibiotic misuse

Illustration of covid patient treatment (Representative Image)

 At the time of covid, first wave, between June 2020 to September 2020, additional 216.4 million doses of antibiotics were sold in India. A study conducted by researchers at Washington University has revealed that From June 2020 and September 2020, when the first pandemic wave was faced by India, sales of antibiotic medicines increased. 

Researchers had linked this sales increase with pandemic and they termed it as " Antibiotic misuse''.antibiotics is not more effective to fight effective viruses like a corona. They can only fight bacterial infections. But in cases of excessive usage of antibiotics may lead to increased risk for drug-resistant infections, said researchers. 

In the same period of time, azithromycin, prescribed for sore or throat infections, was sold in India. 38 million doses are increased in India. 

By using these antibiotics unless it may affect us. When people are suffering from fungal infections, excessive use of antibiotics may lead to more effective and sometimes fatalities. sales of azithromycin for adults in India increased from 4 percent in 2018 and 4.5 percent in 2019 to 5.9 percent in 2020. Apart from azithromycin, the sales of doxycycline and faropenem, two antibiotics commonly used to treat respiratory infections, went up.

The researchers noted that India also had restrictions and experienced dramatic decreases in malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and other infections typically treated with antibiotics, which should have decreased the use of antibiotics.

   (  Source: Hindustan Times )

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