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Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Manisha S Gadappa, Saleem B Tamboli, Sanjeevani M Chawre.

Abstract
Background: Prescription pattern monitoring studies refer to drug utilization studies that primarily examine the prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medications to promote the rational use of drugs.

Aims and Objectives: The present study aimed to examine the prescription patterns among patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) who were admitted to intensive care unit of a tertiary care center.

Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, cross-sectional study carried out in 201 acute MI patients. Patients’ demographics, clinical history, laboratory and imaging findings, the name of the drug (brand name or generic name), dosage form, and percentage of drugs prescribed from the WHO and National Essential Medicine List were noted.

Results: In the present study, the majority of the study participants (73.14%) belonged to the age group of 41–65 years, with male predominance (60.20%). Most patients reported having a mixed diet (49.26%) and were from rural areas (63.68%). Aspirin, clopidogrel, and atorvastatin were prescribed to all the patients, followed by pentazocine (70.42%) and streptokinase. Percentage of drugs prescribed by generic name was 62%, while percentage of drugs prescribed from the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (2021) and National Essential Drugs List (2022) was 70% and 68%, respectively.

Conclusion: The present study findings revealed that the majority of patients belonged to the age group of 41–65 years, with male predominance. The present study revealed a low percentage of prescriptions with generic names, indicating a pressing need to revise the prescription standards in tertiary care hospitals.

Key words: Prescription Pattern; Acute Myocardial Infarction; Rational Use of Drugs; Aspirin


 
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Gadappa MS, Tamboli SB, Chawre SM. Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2024; 14(2): 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023


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Gadappa MS, Tamboli SB, Chawre SM. Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2024; 14(2): 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023



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Gadappa MS, Tamboli SB, Chawre SM. Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2024), [cited January 31, 2024]; 14(2): 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023



Harvard Style

Gadappa, M. S., Tamboli, . S. B. & Chawre, . S. M. (2024) Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 14 (2), 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023



Turabian Style

Gadappa, Manisha S, Saleem B Tamboli, and Sanjeevani M Chawre. 2024. Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 14 (2), 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023



Chicago Style

Gadappa, Manisha S, Saleem B Tamboli, and Sanjeevani M Chawre. "Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 14 (2024), 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gadappa, Manisha S, Saleem B Tamboli, and Sanjeevani M Chawre. "Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 14.2 (2024), 318-323. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Gadappa, M. S., Tamboli, . S. B. & Chawre, . S. M. (2024) Study on prescription pattern in acute myocardial infarction in a tertiary care teaching hospital. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 14 (2), 318-323. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.07348202323072023