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Table 3 Description of antibiotics prescribed during hospital stay and at discharge (N = 4721)

From: Antibiotic prescribing in women during and after delivery in a non-teaching, tertiary care hospital in Ujjain, India: a prospective cross-sectional study

   Vaginal Delivery Cesarean Section
   N (%) Total DDD DDD/100 bed days N (%) Total DDD DDD/100 bed days
During hospital stay
ATC Name       
Total   1496 (100) 1510 101 3225 (100) 4109 127
J01CA Penicillins with extended spectrum 226 (1) 140 62 46 (1) 35 77
J01CR Combinations of penicillins, incl beta-lactamase inhibitors 109 (7) 144 132 272 (8) 440 162
J01DB 1st generation cephalosporins 35 (2) 14 41 44 (1) 23 51
J01DC 2nd generation cephalosporins 82 (5) 91 111 116 (4) 135 116
J01DD 3rd generation cephalosporins 525 (35) 628 120 988 (31) 1460 148
J01DH Carbapenems 4 (0.27) 2 50 3 (0.09) 3 100
J01EE Combinations of sulfonamides and trimethoprim, incl derivatives 1 (0.07) 0 0 4 (0.12) 0.5 13
J01FA Macrolides 8 (0.53) 15 188 10 (0.31) 33 333
J01GB Other aminoglycosides 31 (2.) 18 59 233 (7) 199 86
J01MA Fluoroquinolones 173 (12) 214 124 430 (13) 709 165
J01RA Combinations of antibacterials 297 (20) 240 81 983 (30) 1013 103
J01XD Imidazole derivatives 5 (0.33) 3 60 96 (3) 58 60
At discharge
Total   425 (100) 151   952 (100) 153  
J01CA Penicillins with extended spectrum 61 (14) 16     
J01CR Combinations of penicillins, incl beta-lactamase inhibitors 18 (4) 4   82 (9) 14  
J01DB 1st generation cephalosporins 25 (6) 3   35 (4) 2  
J01DC 2nd generation cephalosporins 66 (16) 32   82 (9) 12  
J01DD 3rd generation cephalosporins 42 (10) 16   104 (11) 26  
J01EE Combinations of sulfonamides and trimethoprim, incl derivatives 2 (0.47) 0.1   46 (5) 0.5  
J01FA Macrolides 5 (1) 2     
J01MA Fluoroquinolones 177 (42) 75   561 (59) 96  
J01RA Combinations of antibacterials 29 (7) 3.2   42 (4) 2