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Abstract

PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON PRESCRIBING PATTERNS OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS

M. N. D. Ramadevi*, Bibek Dutta Bhatta and Ramesh C.

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This was a prospective and observational study will be conducted in the department of General Medicine & Cardiology Department In a tertiary care hospital including total of 305 patients. A total of 305 patients were included in the study and we found that the Males 196 (64.3%) were more than that of the females109 (35.7%) suffering with HTN and the patients of age group between 61-70 years were found to be 37%. Monotherapy patients prescriptions were found to be 220 (72.1%) and others 85, (27.9%) and among them 96 (31.5%) patients treated with Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB), 41 (13.4%) patients treated with beta blockers. The Combination therapy patients prescriptions were found 84 (27.5%) and among them 22 (32.4%) Patients treated with LD+PSD (Loop diuretics + Potassium sparing diuretics) followed by 18 (26.5%) patients treated with ARB+TD (Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker +Thiazide diuretics). Conclusion: In our study, analysis of prescribed patterns revealed that most of the patients were prescribed with CCBS and Beta- Blockers under monotherapy, combination of Loop diuretics & Potassium sparing diuretics and combination of Angiotensin II receptor blockers & Thiazide diuretics under combination therapy. Disease pattern revealed that Type-2 DM, CRF, COPD were the most common comorbidities observed.

Keywords: Hypertension , Prescribing , Antihypertensives.


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