Dr Syeda Ghanwa Zahra Gillani, Dr Aleena Saif, Dr Umnah Noor
Introduction: Antibiotic resistance (AR) has become one of the most serious global issues of concern for health development today, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the writing antibiotic prescriptions as a habits and knowledge in young doctors. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan during Sep 2019 to June 2020. It was descriptive study on antibiotic Prescription by young doctors of hospital. A self-completed questionnaire containing both closed and open ended questions was developed. Results: Ninety-four (67.1%) of the respondents had attended OPD of the hospital on antibiotic use in the last one year, 8.6% at least once in the last two years, and 7.1% in the last five years while 4.3% reported not having had any since commencement of dental practice. Conclusion: It is concluded that antibiotic prescription habits of young doctors vary in different cities of Pakistan. There is a trend to overprescribe in many cases.