Volume : VII, Issue : IX, September - 2017

Drug Prescribing Pattern In Indoor Patients Of Coronary Artery Disease In A Tertiary Care Hospital Attached To A Government Medical College Of Maharashtra : A Retrospective Study.

Dr Pravin S. Rathod, Rekha P. Lohar

Abstract :

 Background:

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in India. Hence the present study was carried out to study the drug   prescribing   pattern   in indoor   patients of   coronary   artery   disease in a tertiary care hospital attached to a government medical college of   Maharashtra.

 

 

Methods: It was a retrospective observational study of nine months duration, conducted in a tertiary care hospital attached to SBH Government Medical College, Dhule. A total of 62 Patients who were admitted under medicine department and ICCU with coronary artery disease were included in the study.

 

 

 

Results:  The present study shows that, Female patients (58.06%) had higher prevalence of coronary artery disease as compared to males (41.94%). The commonly prescribed drugs were Isosorbide dinitrate (67.74%) from antianginal drugs, Nifedipine (40.32%) and atenolol (20.97%) from antihypertensive drugs, Atorvastatin (75.81%) from hypolipidaemic agents, Aspirin and Clopidogrel combination (74.19%) from antiplatelet agents and unfractionated Heparin (41.94%) from Anticoagulants.

 

 

 

Conclusion: In the present study, most commonly prescribed drug classes in coronary artery disease were antiplatelet drugs followed by antianginal drugs and antihypertensive drugs. This was followed by anticoagulants and diuretics.  The results of this study on drug prescribing pattern can provide   guidelines for continuous prescription audit in a hospital in–patient setting.  

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr Pravin S. Rathod, Rekha P. Lohar, Drug Prescribing Pattern In Indoor Patients Of Coronary Artery Disease In A Tertiary Care Hospital Attached To A Government Medical College Of Maharashtra : A Retrospective Study., INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-9 | September-2017


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