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Analysis Study Research Paper | Pharmacotherapeutics | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022
Drug Utilisation Study of Antidiabetic Agents in Patients Attending Medicine Outdoor Patients Department of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
Abstract: Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disorder emerging as major health problem which increases the rate of morbidity and mortality. For treatment of diabetes mellitus recently many guidelines published, but there is substantial variation in treatment of diabetes mellitus in different countries. Aims and objectives: To identify Antidiabetic prescribing pattern in diabetic patients ,to know the correlation of BMI pattern among diabetic patient and to provide some useful recommendations, if any. Materials and Methods: A prospective, observational study was conducted by department of pharmacology in a tertiary care teaching hospital over period of 12 months. The line of treatment to be given was decided by the physician in charge of the department of medicine. Results: Out of 610 patients, 53.11% were female and 46.88 % were male. Maximum patients belonged to age group of 46-60 years(46.48%).Hypertension (57.21%) was most common associated disease with diabetes. About half of the patients had received one antidiabetic drug (55.40%), followed by two (39.40%) and three (28%).Metformin was most commonly prescribed antidiabetic drug (77.57%). Conclusion: Incidence of poly-pharmacy is relatively high, but poly-pharmacy is quite relevant in diabetic patients because diabetes is associated with various concurrent diseases and its complications that also increases cost burden to patient.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, DM, Drug utilization pattern, Antidiabetic agents, metformin, Antihypertensive
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,
Pages: 698 - 703