Drug Utilization Evaluation of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital: An Observational Study

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https://doi.org/10.37285/ijpsn.2024.17.2.8

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Background: Hypertension is a condition causing increased circulatory strain, with Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) reaching 140mmHg and 90mmHg, respectively. Drug utilization evaluation (DUE) is a systematic process for quantifying, understanding, and analyzing prescribing, dispensing, and medication utilization.

Aims: To Assess Drug Utilization Evaluation of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs in A Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted, 200 subjects were included from the inpatient department for over a period of six months as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The proper descriptive statistical analysis was used to statistically analyze the acquired data.

Results: Out of 200 subjects, 64% were male and 36% were female. Monotherapy was widely prescribed for Hypertensive patients. In the study, the most prescribed class of drug was calcium channel blocker (amlodipine), followed by calcium channel blocker+ diuretics and calcium channel blocker +beta blocker + diuretics in combination therapy.

Conclusions: In this article, we conclude that Amlodipine is the most prescribed drug, the most widely prescribed drug class was calcium channel blockers followed by Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor.

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Keywords:

Hypertension, DrugUtilizationEvaluation, AntihypertensiveDrugs

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2024-03-31

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HIREMATH J, Nyamagoud SB, Swamy V, SHUKLA S, HIREMATH N, SARKAR A, et al. Drug Utilization Evaluation of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital: An Observational Study. Scopus Indexed [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 May 20];17(2):7270-6. Available from: https://ijpsnonline.com/index.php/ijpsn/article/view/4298

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