Archive for July, 2013

ABSTRACT     Background: Antitubercular drugs just like other drugs used in clinical practice are not free from ADRs(Adverse drug reactions).The added problem is that combination of drugs are used for prolonged periods of time. Moreover the ADRs to drugs used is one of the major reasons for patient default, hence leading to emergence of resistant organisms. Identification of the ADR profile of drugs in a hospital setup can be useful for the prevention, early detection and  management of ADRs.

ABSTRACT ,OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to describe current treatment practices and to summarize different treatment practices of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, medical outpatient department patterns and time trends for antihypertensive medication. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study done in the outpatient department of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, from March to April 2012 for duration of two months a total of 466 prescriptions were collected from outpatient medicine department according the Performa given by WHO based prescription Audit format. RESULTS: A total of 466 prescriptions for essential hypertension were studied.  Age group of 61-70 (125). Less number of patients with age group of 81 – 90 years 6 patients. Sex had been relevant factor in the clinical representation of hypertension out of 466 patients 284 were Females and 182were Males. A Total of 236 patients had one or more concurrent diseases. Among the patients prescribed with a hypertensive, the number of patients receiving single drug were 314(67%). The highly prescribed single drug was Amlodipine 42%. Among the patients prescribed with a hypertensive, the numbers of patients receiving two drugs combinations   were 139(30%). Among the patients prescribed with a hypertensive, the numbers of patients receiving three drugs combinations   were 6(1%).