A retrospective study of clinical profile and drug prescribing pattern in osteoporosis in a tertiary care hospital

Tripathy, Amruta and Adiga, Shalini and Shah, Hitesh and Shanbhag, Tara V and Kumar, Mahesh D (2015) A retrospective study of clinical profile and drug prescribing pattern in osteoporosis in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7 (10). pp. 390-393. ISSN 0975-1491

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Abstract

Objective: To study the clinical profile and prescription pattern of drugs in the treatment of osteoporosis in a tertiary care centre in Karnataka, India. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out in a multi-speciality tertiary care hospital in Karnataka. Information was collected from case record forms of 100 patients of osteoporosis during a 12 mo tenure regarding various signs and symptoms they presented with and treatment provided. Results: Majority of the subjects were females (90%). Low back ache was the most common presenting symptom. There was an increase in mean calcium (8.84±8.32 mg/dl) and phosphorus levels (2.45±1.83 mg/dl) as compared to baseline at the follow up visit. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation were the most commonly prescribed medications followed by analgesics, calcitonin and bisphosphonates. A total of 77 adverse reactions were reported, gastritis being the commonest one. Conclusion: Vitamin D and Calcium supplements were more commonly prescribed than specific anti osteoporotic medications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low back ache; Bisphosphonates; Vitamin D; Calcium; Prescribing trends.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 13:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144590

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