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PRESCRIPTION TRENDS OF ANALGESICS IN POSTOPERATIVE UNITS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Shonima Prakash* and Dr. Bharathi D. R.

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The goal of the study was to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of analgesics. Materials and Methods: A prospective observational study was carried out for a period of six months at General Surgery, OBG, and Orthopedics department of Basaveshwara Medical College & Hospital, Chitradurga. Results: A total of 161 patients were enrolled the study of which 61 were males and 100 were females aged above 21 years from the General surgery, OBG, Orthopedics departments. Surgeries were seen more in Orthopaedic department. Female patients were more than male. Tramadol & Diclofenac were the most commonly prescribed class of analgesics during the study period. Paracetamol were the least prescribed analgesics. In this study the preferred route of drug administration for analgesics was intravenous route. Dual therapies were commonly preferred and more effective for postoperative pain than mono therapy. Conclusion: This study concludes that Tramadol & Diclofenac were the first line choice of analgesics for Post operative pain.

Keywords: Prescription pattern, Analgesics, OBG, Tramadol, Dual therapy.


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