EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
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Abstract

ANALYSIS OF PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF DRUGS IN OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASES

Niffy Abraham*, A. Vikneswari, Neeba Sunny and Sherlet George

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Obstructive Lung Diseases (OLD) such as Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are common cause of morbidity and mortality in India. The approach to study drug utilization can be used as a tool to identify whether drug use is as suitable in treatment of individual subject. Objective: This was a Prospective study with the aim to analyze the drug prescribing pattern in obstructive pulmonary disease. Method: The study has been conducted on male and female patients who were satisfying the inclusion criteria. A well designed case record form was used to record all the essential data from the medical records of patients. Result: A sum of 125 patients was analyzed in our study. Out of that 94 were males and 31 were females and 94 were COPD patients, 30 were asthma patients and 1 patient with Asthma-COPD over lap syndrome (ACOS). Majority of prescription contained more than 3 drugs i.e multidrug therapy. Antibiotics were mostly prescribed (19.2%), followed by anticholinergics (18.70%), Short acting beta-2 agonists (18.10%), inhaled corticosteroids(17.20%), Methylxanthines(15.50%), systemic corticosteroids(6.90%), Long acting beta-2 agonist(4.10% ). Conclusion: Obstructive Lung Diseases such as Asthma and COPD are prominent causes of death in the world. The majority of patients have intermittent exacerbations of Asthma and COPD due to the inadequate pattern of drug use.

Keywords: Asthma, COPD, Prescribing pattern.


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