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Genitourinary tract infection divided into infections of the urinary tract and genital tract. Genitourinary tract infections are the most common problems in females. These problems pose a great challenge in terms of diagnosis and treatment. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prescribing pattern of three most common types of female genitourinary tract infections.A prospective, observational and non comparative study was conducted on genitourinary tract infection female patients at a gynaecology outpatient department in a tertiary care university hospital. Majority of the infected female patients were under age group 26-35 (31.8%) followed by age group 36-45 (25.9%). The common infection noticed was urinary tract infection (42.2%), followed by pelvic inflammatory disease (32.2%) and vaginitis (25.5%) in infected female patients. The types of antibiotics prescribed for urinary tract infection were aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins and penicillins. The commonly prescribed antibiotics for pelvic inflammatory disease were tetracyclines, azoles, fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins and for vaginitis azoles and aminoglycosides. The most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics for urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory disease and vaginitis were fluoroquinolones (11.8%), azoles (11.8%) and aminoglycosides (15.7%), respectively. Oral routes were the preferred mode of administration (71%), followed by rectal (suppositories, 17.2%) and topical (cream, 11.8%).

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