Prescribing Patterns of Anti Hypertensive Medications and Cost Effective Analysis of Anti Hypertensives in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Ashok Reddy D*, Bharghava Bhushan Rao P1, Ch. Gopala krishna2, G. Tejaswini3, A.M.S. Sudhakar Babu4, Padma R5, Narsu kumari6, Sowjanya P7
*234567A.M.Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet, 522412, A.P, India
1V V Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gudlavalleru A.P, India.
A B S T R A C T
Hypertension means increased pressure of flowing blood on the lateral walls of arteries and veins. It is the best modifiable risk factor in case of CVS and Renal disorders, also strongest cause of morbidity and mortality. Due to increase in the prevalence of hypertension with the continuous increasing investment of treatment, factors that affect prescribing trends could have a significant impact on health economics. By 2000, it was estimated that over 1 billion individuals will be suffering with hypertension globally and by 2025, approximately 60% of increase shall be observed globally is estimated from hypertension. Drug utilisation review (DUR) programs have been defined as “structured, ongoing initiatives that interpret trends of drug utilisation in relation to predetermined criteria and attempt to prevent or minimise inappropriate prescribing.”According to WHO, Drug utilisation is defined as “the marketing, distribution, prescription and use of drugs in society with special emphasis on the resulting medical, social and economic consequences”.
Keywords: Hypertension, Renal disorders, Drug utilisation review