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M. Kumara Swamy*, Sharvani Hugara, Laxman Wagle and Manjula G


Background: There is evidence of different patterns in drug utilisation of antiepileptic drugs in India. Objective of this study is to study utilization pattern of anti epileptic drugs in rural tertiary care teaching hospital. Materials and methods: Observational prospective study of 9 months duration from June 2015 to March 2016 was carried out after human ethics research committee approval at Pediatric & General medicine in-patient department. Data was collected in customized data collection form after taking patient or patient care taker consent and from patient, case sheets and prescriptions. Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8 questionnaire was used to assess the adherence at baseline. Data were measured in percentage and frequency using descriptive statistics. Microsoft excel was used to summarize and for analysis of data. Results: We reviewed 120 prescriptions which contained 209 antiepileptic drugs. To these drugs; females (58%) and patients with age group of 1-18 (58.33%) years were more exposed. 80% of diagnosis was epilepsy without any co-morbidity. Prescription pattern of drugs showed that Phenytoin (34.44%) was most common. At maximum 4 antiepileptic drugs were seen in one prescription introducing polytherapy (64.16%).We seen very less (3.82%) newer antiepileptics compared to older generations. We also found 43.9% severe, 17.07% mild and 39.02% moderate drug interactions most commonly (80.48%) by pharmacokinetic mechanism. We identified one Carbamazepine induced rashes among 37 drugs exposed. We also seen 66.66% of patient were having poor medication adherence score at base line. We counseled these patients. All interventions were accepted by physician. Conclusion: Very less new antiepileptic drugs were used with high evidence of polytherapy. Clinical pharmacist mediated services helped to identify and reduce drug therapy related problems. Physcian acceptance of clinical pharmacist role is increasing.

Keywords: Antiepileptics drug, prescribing pattern, polytherapy, drug interaction.

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