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Drug utilization study in antenatal clinic of Obstetrics Gynaecology Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital attached with Medical College


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Author Details : Archanabahen Chaudhari, Dolli Aasani, Hiren Trivedi

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 186-191


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Abstract

Background: The principal aim of drug utilization research is to facilitate the rational use of drugs in populations. Pregnancy is a special physiological condition. Careful consideration of the benefit to the mother and the risk to the foetus is required while prescribing drugs during pregnancy.
Material and Methods: Present study was Prospective, non-interventional & observational study conducted among 711 antenatal women in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dept. during October 2014 to September 2015.
Result: Out of 711 antenatal women majority 328 (46.13%) were in the age group of 22 -25 years. Majority 568 (79.89%) of antenatal women were having mild anaemia while 21 (2.95%) were having moderate anaemia and majority of antenatal women were suffering from nausea and vomiting (12.37%) followed by pre- eclampsia (5.90%) and fever (3.79%). Most commonly prescribed drug was ferrous sulphate in 545 encounter followed by calcium, and vitamin B-complex same encounter 543. Total prescribed drug were 2661, from this most commonly prescribed drug class was miscellaneous about 1628 (61.18 %) drugs. Most commonly prescribed Drug in 1st trimester was folic acid 167 (97.6%) while in 2nd and 3rd trimester it was ferrous sulphate 269 (98.89%)and 265 (98.88%) respectively. Average number of drugs prescribed was 3.74. Majority 2395 (90%) of drugs prescribed by generic name. Most of the prescribed drugs were belongs to FDA category A (91.13%).
Conclusion: Most commonly prescribed drugs for antenatal women were ferrous sulphate, calcium, and vitamin B- complex by oral route.

Keywords:
Drug Utilization study, Antenatal clinic

How to cite : Chaudhari A, Aasani D, Trivedi H, Drug utilization study in antenatal clinic of Obstetrics Gynaecology Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital attached with Medical College. Indian J Pharm Pharmacol 2016;3(4):186-191

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