Kaku Haritha*, P. Venugopalaiah, P. Pratyusha Ande, Y. Prapurna Chandra
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V&P), Muthukur (M), SPSR Nellore District – 524 346
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) are a group of disorders characterised by chronic gastrointestinal symptoms (eg abdominal pain, dysphagia, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating) in the absence of demonstrable pathology on conventional testing. The present study aimed to assess the risk factors for gastro intestinal abnormalities And evaluation of treatment profile for the management of gastro intestinal abnormalities in a tertiary care hospital. The prospective observational study was carried out for a period of 6 months. The study was conducted in a General medicine department in a tertiary care hospital. A written and informed consent was obtained from the recruited patients. A Total of 165 patients were enrolled in the study. In our study 31-39 years age patients were more 56(33.93%) as compared to other age groups. In our study Males patients were more 119(72.12%) as compared to females. Pancreatitis patients were more 33(20%), compared to other diagnosed cases. Lubricants prescribed patients were more 40(24.24%), compared to other prescribed drugs. The concomitant drugs used along with proton pump inhibitors were to control the symptoms of dyspepsia and pain associated with gastric disorders. Further studies are needed to analyze the appropriate prescribing pattern of drugs in the gastrointestinal disorders is needed.
Keywords: Functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastro intestinal abnormalities, abdominal pain, dysphagia, proton pump inhibitors, gastric disorders.