Laxmaiah Sneha Sai Menga, Vijaya Laxmi
Abstract: Adverse drug reactions was defined by WHO as a response of a drug which is noxious and unintended and which occurs at doses normally used in man for prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy of a disease or for the modification of physiological function.1 Detection, recording & reporting of ADR has become vital & health care professionals should be encouraged to execute ADR reporting to ensure safer use of medication Many K A P studies about ADR were conducted among medical professionals & few among dental professionals. Hence current study was conducted to asses K A P of adverse drug reactions and its reporting among dentists. AIM: The aim of study is to evaluate knowledge and attitude of dentists about ADR & its reporting. OBJECTIVE: To measure awareness about ADR among dentists & to determine reasons for ADR underreporting. METHODS & MATERIALS: In present study, a self-administered questionnaire was used to measure the awareness level about ADR & its reporting among dental practitioners in GDC&H. In this study 96 dentists were involved who answered predesigned questionnaire prepared based on previous studies. RESULT: It was noticed that knowledge & awareness about ADR was moderate & ADR reporting was minimal. CONCLUSION: we conclude that 96 dentists in our study have satisfactory knowledge about ADR and its reporting. They have good attitude towards practice of reporting ADR, but unable to report ADR due to lack of knowledge and training OD ADR reporting but almost every dentist was willing to participate in ADR reporting.
Keywords: Dental practitioners, Adverse Drug Reactions, Health care professionals