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ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUG PRESCRIPTION IN ADMITTED PATIENT IN MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Dr. Asha Pathak*, Dr. Arvind Maurya, Pankha Chaudhary, Dr. Atul Jain, Dr. Seema Dayal and 6Dr. Neeraj Rajdaan

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The current study aimed to know the prescribing patterns of antihypertensive drugs in various age group of hypertensive patients in a tertiary care hospital of western U.P. Data were obtained from a prospective series of 526 patients of either sex by taking history and treatment files of admitted patients in medicine department, in which only 108 patient having hypertension. The collected data were analyzed for demographic profiles and prescribing patterns of antihypertensive drugs in patients of hypertension and with other diseases with hypertension. The results were analyzed and tabulated statistically. P value <0.05 is considered significant. The present study showed that diuretics were the drugs of choice for hypertensive patients in admitted patient as a single drug therapy and overall utilization. Utilization of diuretics in the present study was 32.5% as mono therapy it becomes 60.3% when adding combined therapy. The study showed that 43.49% percentage were found to be on dual therapy and among them 19.4% were found to be treated with fixed dose combination i.e. ARB+ Diuretic followed by beta blockers +CCBs and extended release beta blockers and the reduction of both Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure was found to be significant with these combinations and the

Keywords: pattern is according to JNC guidelines. The study revealed that the prescription of anti-hypertensive medication is according to JNC guidelines.


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