Assessment of Prescription Pattern Associated with Anti-Hypertensive Treatment at Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Central KarnatakaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2014-09-05
Authors : Kasi Jagadeesh M; Uday Kumar R.;
Page : 1481-1483
Keywords : hypertension; prescription pattern; drug utilization;
Introduction: Hypertension is termed for an elevated systolic blood pressure 140 mmhg ( also above than 140mmhg) and/or diastolic blood pressure 90 mmhg (also above than 90mmhg). It is often an asymptomatic chronic disease, which always needs persistent medication adherence to the medications prescribed in order to reduce the risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases, also renal disease. Prevalence rate of hypertension and its complications are day by day increasing in the recent world population. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to evaluate the Drug Utilization in diabetic patients and to assessment of the Prescription pattern. Methodology: A prospective observational study was conducted in Basaveswara Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chitradurga. The study was conducted for a period of six months from January 2014 to June 2014. Drug therapy was monitored from the patient got admitted to the hospital and till discharged. Results: A total of 176 patients aged 30 years data were collected in general medicine department. Commonly prescribed antihypertensive drug of choice was the Amlodipine. fixed dose combinations are occupied second drugs of choice. Conclusion: Hypertension is a chronic disease now a days commonly noticed in population worldwide especially in adults and geriatric population. We conclude this study that the physicians need to maintain the rationality of the antihypertensive therapy and to maintain a vital successful therapy for comorbid conditions like diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. A successful treatment will come true when a clinical pharmacist maintain a successful harmonious relationship with the physician.
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