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Abstract

Antihypertensive Drug Utilization In Patients Attending Panjab University Health Centre

Author(s): V Garg, A Kumar, S. K Kulkarni

The pilot study was carried out to assess prescribing practice of antihypertensive drugs at Panjab University. Health Centre, Chandigarh. Prescriptions of hypertensive patients were monitored and data was filled as per WHO prescription Auditing Proforma. Study revealed that both monotherapy (48.5%) and combination therapy (51.5%) were employed to the patients. Among monotherapy calcium channel blockers (48.5%), b-blockeis (45.5%) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (6.1%) were mainly prescribed. Among combination therapy, two-drug combination (39.7%) was most often prescribed. Highest prevalence of the disease was found among Class I employees that included administrative officers and teachers of the University. The study highlighted the current trend of antihypertensive drug prescribing in Panjab University Health Centre and pointed out the lacunae in the present prescribing practice.

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