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  • A Prospective Study On Drug Utilization Review Of Prescriptions Among Hypertensive Subjects At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Dakshina Kannada
  • 1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA
    2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

Abstract

Hypertension, is one of the diseases that has severe impact on body and economy. Main aim and objective of our study was to find out the prescribing patterns of drugs among hypertensive patients. Materials and method: A prospective observational study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Dakshina Kannada for period of 6 months. 150 hypertensive patients who were on at least one antihypertensive medication, admitted to in-patient department were included for drug utilization study. Result: According to the study, 54% of hypertensive subjects were above 60- 75 years of age. 86% of prescription had more than 6 drugs. 66% of prescription had at least one antibiotic among which cephalosporin (37.84%) was the most common one. 81.33% of the patients received at least one injection. 64% of the prescriptions were not prescribed in generic name. As per the study, the most frequently prescribed antihypertensive drug was calcium channel blocker (36.10%) - Amlodipine. Conclusion: In the present study, drug utilization parameters were carried out using WHO core drug indicators which showed overprescription of antibiotics and injections which is a leading cause for increase in economic burden and majority of prescriptions did not have drugs prescribed in generic name. Prescribing drugs using generic names, decreases medical confusion and allows selection of better alternatives.

Keywords

Hypertensive; Drug utilization review; Drug core indicators; Polypharmacy

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Trupthi D. Shetty
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Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

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Ramakrishna Shabaraya A.
Co-author

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

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Suchetha Kumari
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Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

Ramakrishna Shabaraya A., Trupthi D. Shetty, Suchetha Kumari, A Prospective Study On Drug Utilization Review Of Prescriptions Among Hypertensive Subjects At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Dakshina Kannada, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 10, 182-191. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10017796

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