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Abstract

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL ESSENTIAL MEDICINE LIST FOR CHILDREN BY INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (IAP) AND PEDIATRIC DRUGS AVAILABLE AT A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI

Dr. Vinay, Dr. Vijayakumar AE*, Dr. Seethalakshmi, Dr. Rajathilagam

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Objectives: To find out the availability of essential medicines (drug,
strength and dosage form) as given by National List of Essential
Medicines for children by IAP (October 2011 version) on the hospital
pharmacy of Employee‟s State Insurance Corporation Medical College
and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science and Research (
ESICMC& PGIMSR), Chennai. Methods: This cross sectional study
was conducted during august 2014. The availability of essential
medicine for children (drugs, strength, and dosage form) were noted
down. Drugs which are not listed in the National list of Essential
medicines for children but available in the hospital pharmacy were also
noted down. Results: Out of the drugs listed in NLEMc, 92% drugs
were available in the ESICMC and PGIMSR pharmacy. 80% percent
of these drug formulations were available in as specified in NLEMc and 70% of the available
drugs had the same strength as specified in NLEMc Conclusion: Majority of the drugs
available in hospital pharmacy of ESIC MC & PGIMSR are in accordance to NLEMc.

Keywords: NLEMc, IAP, Children, Drugs.


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