A Study on Prescription Pattern of Multivitamins in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in Tertiary Care Hospital

  • A B Anila Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India
  • P. Shaji Ancy Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India
  • B S SREELEKSHMI Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India
  • NM Mahesh Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India
  • B A Vishwanath Chairman of Aditya Group of Institution, Bengaluru, India

Abstract

Aim of the study: To study the prescribing pattern of multivitamins in type-2 DM in tertiary care hospitals.


Materials and methods: Human ethical approval was taken from human ethical committee, ABIPER Bangalore. The diabetic patients who satisfied the study criteria were enrolled. The patients data’s were collected in specially designed documentation form. The collected data’s were assessed using descriptive statistics.


Results: The study was conducted in 158 patients in which most prescriptions [72.17%] contains water soluble vitamins+minerals. Multivitamins with or without minerals were prescribed for 90[79.76%] and 30[20.24%] days respectively. Multivitamins [100%] were given orally once a day. For indication fatigue [29.11%], water soluble vitamins+minerals were prescribed mostly. Many DM-2 patients were prescribed with water soluble vitamins+minerals which contain vitaminC and calcium carbonate as main constituents. Some of multivitamins doses were showing compliance as per FDA dose recommendations. Tablet formulation containing fat soluble vitamins+minerals[25.31%] were prescribed mostly.


Conclusions: Mostly water soluble vitamins+minerals were prescribed for DM-2 patients. Multivitamins with or without minerals were prescribed for 90and30 days respectively. All multivitamins were prescribed in oral route. Mostly water soluble vitamins+minerals were prescribed for fatigue illness associated with DM-2 in which vitamin C and calcium carbonate were the main constituents. Some of the prescribed multivitamin doses were within the FDA recommended dose range. Tablet formulations were frequently prescribed with oral anti-diabetic drugs.


Keywords: Multivitamins, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Prescription.

Keywords: Multivitamins, Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, Prescription

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Author Biographies

A B Anila, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

P. Shaji Ancy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

B S SREELEKSHMI, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

NM Mahesh, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India

B A Vishwanath, Chairman of Aditya Group of Institution, Bengaluru, India

Chairman of Aditya Group of Institution, Bengaluru, India

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Anila A, Ancy PS, SREELEKSHMI B, Mahesh N, Vishwanath BA. A Study on Prescription Pattern of Multivitamins in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in Tertiary Care Hospital. JDDT [Internet]. 15Jun.2020 [cited 2Jul.2020];10(3-s):91-7. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4157