Tuesday , 27 October 2020

Retrospective study pattern of Drug utilization and Antihypertensive Management in Pregnancy

Sk. Meharunnisa*, B. Kumar, M. Gobinath
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur, Muthukur, SPSR Nellore, A.P, India.

Pregnancy is a state in which a woman carries a fertilized egg inside her body. Hypertensive disorders affect 10-22% of pregnancies in major population.  Pre-Eclampsia is thought to affect 5-8% of pregnancies. Chronic hypertension accounts for approximately 20% of the cases of high blood pressure seen in pregnancy.  Among the pregnant women who were admitted to or visited DSR and who records were fully accessed (380) only 40.2% of them had a record for drug and hence analyzed in the study. The low percentage drug prescription (41.02%) is probably due to most pregnant women who were admitted to OBS ward give birth without taking any medication The management of pregnancy with preeclampsia an integrated package care covering admission to hospital, treatment measurement of blood pressure, testing of protenuria and blood tests as indicated and fetal thresholds for elective birth before 34 weeks in women with pre-eclampsia.
Keywords: Pregnancy, Hypertension, Protenuria and fetal

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