Prescribing pattern of gastrointestinal drugs
Gastrointestinal diseases significantly affect millions of persons inducing a highly significant economical impact comprising health care costs and work absenteeism, in addition to patient’s decreased quality of life. The causes of general gastrointestinal problem may be malabsorption disorder, gastroenteritis, colitis and ulcer in the stomach or small intestine. Alternatively the problem may be linked to diet, stress, sedentary lifestyle, food tolerance or allergy, medication etc.
The present study aimed to assess the current gastrointestinal drug prescribing pattern in the gastrointestinal diseases. This study was performed in Sri Aurobindo hospital, Indore in the outdoor patients and indoor patients in gastrointestinal department.
This study was done on prescriptions of patients having gastrointestinal diseases indicates that the most common age group to the diseases is 51-60 years. Gastrointestinal disease most commonly occurs in male as compare to female. Less number of cases were seen in the age group of 70 yrs-80 yrs. In cases of severe ailments, the number of gastrointestinal drug per prescription even exceeded more than 6-10.
Keywords: Cirrhosis, Gastrointestinal Drugs, Prescription, Ulcerative Colitis.
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