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Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2015)

Drug utilization study of antihypertensive drugs

Author(s):
Dr. Anoop Hajare and Dr. S. A. Jadhav
Abstract:
Aim: The present drug utilization study was undertaken to study the pattern of the use of antihypertensives and appropriateness of their use in a teaching hospital.
Material and Method: Data was collected from 59 newly diagnosed
hypertensive patients from the Medicine OPD. Male patients outnumbered the female patients in the study. 28 patients belonged to stage 1 hypertension and 31 patients belonged to stage 2 hypertension.
Result: When overall drug utilization was considered, irrespective of stage of hypertension/kind of therapy, it was diuretic (50.85%) which was most utilized followed by CCBs (45.76%), â-blockers (35.59%), ARBs (20.34%) and ACEIs (16.95%). This is in concordance with the JNC 7 guidelines.
Conclusion: DDD/1000/day was found to be more for amlodipine, ramipril and atenolol.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anoop Hajare, Dr. S. A. Jadhav. Drug utilization study of antihypertensive drugs. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(6):36-39.

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