Antibiotic prophylaxis in cesarean section- A review article

  • Arpan Dutta Roy Pharm.D (PB), Clinical Research, Cerified NABH IA, ACLS KCP& MVJ Medical College and research Center, Karnataka Clinical Pharmacologist (ICU, AMRI Hospital)
  • Rajdeep Das Pharmacovigilance Jadavpur University, Department OF CRC
  • Biswajyoti Guha Consultant , Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics , AMRI Hospital
  • SK Todi Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine & Emergency, Medical Adviser, Head of The Department , Academics and Research , AMRI Hospital
Keywords: Pullulanase enzyme, Extremophile microorganism, starch hydrolysis


Good practice of prophylactic antibiotics is one of the safest ways to avoid post operative infection in class III and class IV Operative Wounds. This has been proven a safest method as chances of any adverse effect of the antibiotics in post operative phase is very less. In caesarean delivery, the use of antibiotics like cephalosporins is very common. Research shows , documented efficacy of cephalosporins in reducing occurrence of endometritis or wound infection to a significant extent. The practice doesn ™t cause any adverse effect in neonates as well. At the same time, use of prophylactic antibiotics also reduces hospital stay after operation. This review emphasizes on the time and type of prophylactic antibiotics use. From the analysis, efficacy of the drugs can be well established in cesarean delivery.


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Roy A, Das R, Guha B, Todi S. Antibiotic prophylaxis in cesarean section- A review article. IJPR [Internet]. 26Oct.2018 [cited 23Apr.2019];8(10):94-9. Available from:
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