P. Sindhu*, Dr. B. Kumar
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V&P), Muthukur (M), SPSR Nellore District-524 346.
A B S T R A C T
Osteo Arthritis has emerged as important clinical and public health problemOsteo arthritis (OA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system. This study aim to evaluate prevalence rate of Osteo Arthritis in males and females and the prescription pattern for Rheumatoid Arthritis patient. In this study, 80 cases were collected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. In this study 80 cases involving drugs administration were included. The drugs were administered to patients based on age and gender. Maximum numbers of patients were in the age group of 41- 60 years (63.75 %) and among 80 cases, males constituted 35 (43.75 %) and females 45 (56.25%). Out of 80 patients 27 patients (33.75 %) patients were found suffering with co morbid concurrent illness hypertension followed by cardio complications associated (HTN-IHD, HTN-CAD) other comorbidities are Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Spondylosis,Fever, Dyslipidemia, Acute Pancreatitis, Hypothyroidism and Asthma. The percentage of patients on Rheumatoid Arthritis monotherapy (32, 29.12%) and combination therapy (78, 70.98%). The study reveals that human Hydroxychloroquin is the most prescribe in monotherapy.
Keywords :Osteo Arthritis, Auto immune disease, Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Spondylitis, Hydroxychloroquin.