ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Assessment of Prescribing Pattern And Suitability of use & Medication adherence of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Darbhanga District Of Bihar
Authors : Ambika Nand Jha, Dr. Akshay H Shah, Dr. Upama N. Trivedi, Dr. Nehal J. Shah, Jignesh S Patel
Keywords : Gastroesophageal reflux disease, proton pump inhibitors, Rabeprazole, Self Medication, Darbhanga Bihar, prescribing pattern.
Issue Date : Jan 2021
Abstract :
Aims and Objectives: Proton pump inhibitors are the class of drugs that is used recklessly, Inspite of it happening during the past decades the increased reports of adverse events. This study aimed to get a clear understanding of the current Prescribing Pattern and Suitability of use, Cost of Proton Pump Inhibitors among the citizen of Darbhanga District Bihar. Methodology:- This study / Survey was Held during the period of 20th August To 20th September 2020 By the sharing of Google form link using an online platform circulated To Medical Store, Physicans , and Patient. Google form Link comprising with questionnaire To find out an aggregate patient basis in the management of acid peptic disorders. A data report google form was answered by above persons. Results: - A total of 362 Response received in Google Drive in which 330 patients received PPIs during the audit period, 107 female and 255 Male participated in this survey. In which Pantoprazole was the most frequently prescribed (33.93%). Majority of the patients (63%) were started on PPI without further investigations for confirming the indication. Among the prescribed drugs Antihypertensive drug were the most commonly co-prescribed medications with PPIs (41.50%). Conclusion: The present study found a relatively high tendency to self medication of PPI among the adults residing in Darbhanga District Of Bihar. Proton pump inhibitors are frequently inappropriately prescribed to Medicine inpatients and out patient who do not have a valid indication and this practice is associated with an increase in adverse events thats why Careful monitoring is needed to avoid serious drug interactions, Averse event involving PPIs.
Page(s) : 24-30
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 12, No.01