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Drug utilization pattern in OPD of government dental college and hospital, Aurangabad

Journal: International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 69-70

Keywords : OPD; Dental; Prescription analysis;

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Background: To study drug prescription pattern in dental OPD of Government Dental College and Hospital. Methods: 100 prescriptions were screened & analyzed as per the study parameters from OPD of Government Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad. Groups of drugs commonly prescribed, like antibiotic, analgesics & others prescription were recorded. Results: Most common groups of drugs prescribed by dental surgeons were NSAIDs, antimicrobials, antiseptics and multivitamins. NSAIDs- 86%; Antimicrobials- 85%; Antiseptics- 8.6%; Multivitamins- 12.3%. The average number of drugs prescribed per patient was 3 and the average number of antimicrobial prescribed per patient was 1. Conclusions: For rational prescribing of drugs there is a need of mass-awareness amongst dental surgeons about the good prescribing by following 6 steps of WHO program on rational use of drugs. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2013; 2(1.000): 69-70]

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