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IJPR 9[3] July - September 2017 Special Issue

July - September 9[3] 2017

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A STUDY ON DRUG UTILIZATION EVALUATION OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL – A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY

Author: G.RAMYA PRABHA, C. ANNIE SHEEBA, SH MOUNICA, K. MANASA GOUD, K. SUMITH, KONDEABBULU
Abstract: Objective: The study was carried out with the aim to understand the drug utilization evaluation of antihypertensive drugs in the medicine wards of a tertiary care teaching hospital. The objectives of the study are to review drug use and prescribing pattern, to detect and evaluate drug related problems,to calculate the prescribed daily dose of the prescribed Anti-Hypertensive medications Methodology: Total of 200 patients were included in the study.The collected data includes patient’s information on demography, drug therapy and length of hospital stay. Antihypertensive drug utilization was measured in terms of Prescribed Daily Dose. Results:115(57.5%) male and 85(42.5%)females were identified in the study.alcium channel blockers were the most commonly prescribed drug class. Amlodipine was the most consumed drug in the wards followed by Enalapril, Furosemide, Metoprolol. The majority of the patients (52.5%) were in the age group of 51-60 years. Conclusion: The increased prescription of calcium channel blockers than diuretics shows that the prescribing pattern is in line with the recommendations of Joint National Committee VIII GUIDELINES (2014 Hypertension Guideline).
Keyword: Calcium channel blockers, Drug Utilisation Evaluation, Hypertension, Prescribed Daily Dose.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2019.11.03.061
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