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%).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I would like to thank the HOD and staff of Department of medicine Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, for providing us the valuable data for this study. I also would like thank the Hospital staff, the technical support given by the technician of department of pharmacology and patients for the kind cooperation during this study. The lost but not the least I would like to thank the ICMR for giving me an opportunity to this study and for accepting the study.