Drug utilization study in Pregnancy induced hypertension in a tertiary care teaching hospital
Introduction: Pregnancy induced hypertension(PIH) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy worldwide.It is associated with both maternal mortality and morbidity as well as perinatal mortality. Though a number of drugs are available to treat PIH, differences in benefit-risk ratio of these drugs stresses the need for surveying the use of these drugs. Methods: The present study is a retrospective observational study performed on the basis of case record sheets of patients admitted with PIH. Results: Out of the total prescriptions studied the most commonly prescribed antihypertensive was Methyldopa, followed by Labetalol. Nifedipine, Amlodipine, and Magnesium sulphate were the other drugs prescribed. Majority drugs prescribed were from category B and C. Single drug therapy was prescribed in 79.87 % patients. Conclusion: Methyldopa was the commonly prescribed antihypertensive. None of the prescribed drugs were from teratogenic category D and X.
Keywords: Pregnancy induced hypertension, Drug utilization study, Antihypertensive
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