Prevalence and Drug Utilization Pattern in Hepatic Impairment Patients at a Tertiary Care HospitalJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2017-07-05
Authors : V. Sathish Kumar; P. Bhavana; CH.Supriya; SK. Abdul Rahaman;
Page : 1878-1883
Keywords : Drug utilization; liver impairment; prescription pattern;
Aim and Objective Drug utilization research help in identification of the clinical use of drugs in population and its impact on health care system. To select the rational use of drugs as a predominant technique for the prevalence in the utilization of selective drugs in liver impairment. Methodology A Prospective observational study was conducted in General Medicine department in tertiary care hospital for a period of 6 months. inpatient ward with or without co-morbidities was included in the study, antibiotics prescribed for liver impairment. Results Total 150 impairment patients were admitted. In this study, almost all prescriptions were with polypharmacy. In this hepatic impairment, 41-50 age group patients have shown more prevalent. A total of -150 patients who were prescribed antibiotic were included in the study Out of 150 cases, female patients were 98 (65. %) and male patients were 52 (35 %). in this study maximum number of disease was found to be pancreatitis 39 (26 %), Out of 1135 medications, the highly prescribed formulation was solid dosage forms 606 (53.39 %). Conclusion Alcohol consumption in liver impairment patient is prevalent. Before prescribing to the patients, evaluation of medications with the suitable criteria is required. In other words, rational use drug must be strictly followed.
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