MULTICENTER STUDY ON PRESCRIBING PRACTICE OF ORAL HYPOGLYCEMIC AGENTS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS AT BANGALORE CITY
Dr. Beere Nagaraju*, Dr. Anil Kumar KV, Dr Ravindran M, Shekar HS, Dr Anatha Naik Nagappa, Padmavathi GV
Diabetes mellitus is a carbohydrate metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia, polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia. The present study was carried out to assess prescribing pattern and general trend of diabetes among patients of South Western Railway Hospital, Bangalore; Indian Railway Hospital, Yelahanka, Bangalore and Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital and Research Center, Bangalore. As per the prescription guidelines, the prescriptions and complete records of diabetic patients were monitored and data was filed. The study revealed that prescriptions of metformin-glimepiride combination (40.91%) were found to be maximum among various available oral hypoglycemic drugs. Category wise the maximum prescribed drugs are Glimepiride alone (15.90%, sulfonyl urea category); Metformin alone (13.07%, biguanide category) was most commonly prescribed followed by the combination of Glimepiride, Metformin and DPP-IV inhibitors (11.82%). Most common disease associated with diabetes mellitus was found to be hypertension. Highest prevalence of disease was found to be in the age group of 51 to 60 followed by age group of 41 to 50. Men patients (60.91%) were found to be predominated over women patients (39.09%).
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Prescription, metformin, glimepiride, hypertension.
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