Evaluation Of Prescribing Pattern Of Fixed Dose Combination Of Drugs In Outpatients Of Cardiology In A Tertiary Care Hospital

Tahir, Azeem and Gulati, Krutika and Shenoy, Smita and Patil, Navin (2014) Evaluation Of Prescribing Pattern Of Fixed Dose Combination Of Drugs In Outpatients Of Cardiology In A Tertiary Care Hospital. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3 (11). pp. 625-632. ISSN 2278 – 4357

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the prescribing pattern of fixed dose combination of drugs in the department of cardiology in a tertiary care hospital. Materials and methods: The case records of patients with cardiovascular disorders who attended the department of cardiology were studied and following data was collected - patient demographics, diagnosis, the total number of drugs and fixed dose combinations of drugs (FDCs) prescribed, composition of the FDC, whether FDC prescribed is approved by World health organisation (WHO). A descriptive analysis of data was done. Results: Out of 184 patients, 92 received fixed dose combination of drugs. Of these, 91.3% patients were suffering from more than one disease. Prescription of FDCs was most common (69.56%) in patients above 50 years of age. The commonly prescribed FDC was aspirin with clopidogrel followed by spironolactone with frusemide. Of the prescribed FDCs, 90% were WHO approved. Conclusion: Polypharmacy was common due to presence of multiple diseases. Though use of FDCs can ensure patient adherence to therapy, irrational use should be avoided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fixed dose combination; cardiovascular diseases.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 04:11
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 04:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141755

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