Potential Food Interactions of Antibiotics and Risk of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Database Research Study

    Published on:September 2022
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2022; 14(4):xx-xx
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    Pradeep Battula1,*, Bhupalam Pradeep Kumar2

    1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA), Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

    2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPER) Autonomous, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.


    Objectives: The present study describes about the Antibiotic-Food Interactions (AFI) and development of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Materials and Methods: The Micromedex medication database was used to find and identify potential antibiotic interactions. Micromedex is a trustworthy drug database that used to research medications, interactions, diseases, and dose estimations. Results: As a result, a total of 68 AFIs were obtained, including major, moderate, and small AFIs among them. AMR-causing interactions were found in 34 of the 68 AFIs (50%). Only 3 (4.41%) of these 34 (50%) interactions were minor, whereas the remaining 31 (45.58%) were moderate. Only moderate and minor interactions were expected to induce AMR evolution; no major interactions were found to be unrelated to AMR development. Conclusion: Antimicrobial resistance is an important public health concern throughout the world. A pharmacist is a healthcare expert who analyzes a prescription for possible medication interactions and eliminates them in order to improve the patient’s prognosis.

    Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, Drug-food interactions, Antibiotics, Clinical pharmacist.