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Vol. 8, Issue 10 (2019)

A study on prescribing pattern of antihypertensive drugs in medicine department in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Author(s):
Uwase Ines Marie Aimee, S Sowmiya, Dr. M Senthilvelan, Dr. K Baburaj and Dr. A Elaiyaraja
Abstract:
Aim and Objective: To study on prescription patterns of antihypertensive drugs in medicine department of Rajah Muthiah medical college hospital.
Methods: It was a Prospective observational study done in tertiary care teaching hospital in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. The patient data were collected by using well designed patient data collection form where prescription were recorded and analyzed.
Result: A total of 92 prescriptions were analyzed during five month study period where 53.2% and 46.7% were male and female respectively. Out of 92 patients maximum number of patients with Hypertension came under 50-60 years of age group 41.3%. The average number of drugs per one prescription was 1.87 which is lower than WHO (<2) standard. (10%), (52.1%) and (36.9%) of patients received monotherapy, dual therapy, and triple drug therapy respectively. For the hypertensive, 10, 48 and 34 patients received monotherapy, dual therapy out of that ACEI + Diuretics(Enalapril +Furosemide),triple therapy out of these ACEI + Beta Blockers +Diuretics (Enalapril + Metoprolol + Furosemide) respectively. Out of 15 patients (>60 years) without Co-morbidities (DM, CVA) has achieved the JNC-8 goal less than 150/90 mm.
Conclusion: Our study shows that the most commonly prescribed pattern in different combinations of drugs was Dual therapy. We found that generic drugs are low and encouraging prescribers for the former which may have more benefits in the cost effectiveness. We suggest to educate the patients how to go on a diet, curbing salt intake and physical fitness because medications alone cannot control blood pressure.
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How to cite this article:
Uwase Ines Marie Aimee, S Sowmiya, Dr. M Senthilvelan, Dr. K Baburaj, Dr. A Elaiyaraja. A study on prescribing pattern of antihypertensive drugs in medicine department in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(10):146-149.

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