Drug utilization of clarithromycin for gastrointestinal disease treatment.

@article{Zhou2008DrugUO,
  title={Drug utilization of clarithromycin for gastrointestinal disease treatment.},
  author={Quan Zhou and Ling-ling Zhu and Xiao-feng Yan and Wensheng Pan and Su Zeng},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 39},
  pages={6065-71}
}
AIM To evaluate the patterns of use of clarithromycin for gastrointestinal disease treatment and promote its rational use. METHODS Using a structured pro forma, we conducted a two-month survey of the electronic prescriptions containing immediate-release (IR) or sustained-release (SR) product of clarithromycin for outpatients with gastrointestinal diseases in a 2200-bed general hospital. Suitability of the prescription was audited retrospectively. RESULTS One hundred and sixty-four… CONTINUE READING