Chevuru Baby Shalini*, P. Pratyusha Ande, Y. Prapurna Chandra
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
Hypertension is one of the most significant risk factors for morbidity and mortality worldwide and is responsible for the deaths of approximately nine million people annually. The prospective observational study was carried out for a period of 6 months. The study was conducted in general medicine department in a tertiary care hospital. A written and informed consent was obtained from the recruited patients. A Total of 410 patients were enrolled in the study. In our study 46-56 years age patients were more 137 (33.41%) as compared to other ages. In our study Male patients were more 211(51.46%) as compared to females. In our study Graduation education patients were more 193 (47.07%) as compared to other educational qualifications. Married patients were more 227(55.36%) as compared to other marital status of patients. The risk factors of hypertension include physically inactive patients were more 102(24.87%) as compared to other risk factors. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers prescribed patients was more 88(21.46%) as compared to other prescribed drugs. We conclude that with time, the choice of anti-hypertensive drugs reasonably complies with the JNC 8 guidelines on the management of hypertension, which confirms a fairly good degree of compliance by clinicians with JNC 8 guidelines.
Keywords: Hypertension, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, physically inactive, JNC 8 guidelines.