Abstract
A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON PRESCRIBING PATTERN IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

(Dr) Urooj Ahmedi*, Dr Shaheda Siddiqui, (Dr) Shafia Baseera, Dr Pramod Ratnam

ABSTRACT

The study involves screening the prescription trends in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with comorbid complications imposed with diabetes. However study was undertaken in the Owaisi Hospital and Research Center, to evaluate prevalence rate of type II diabetes mellitus in males and females & actual appropriateness which deserve clinical attention and choice of prescribing pattern promoting rational use of medications. The study was Simple Prospective observational study which was carried out for a period of two months.150 cases were collected in the study which determines number of OADDS therapy administered for type II DM patients ruling out generic or essential drug prescribing and also patients were counselled regarding the medications and diet to be followed to manage DM. The results were analysed. Maximum number of patients were in the age group of above 60 years (40.66%) and among 150 cases, males constituted 61 (40.66%) and females 89 (59.33%). Out of 150 patients 137 patients (91.33%) patients were found suffering with co morbid concurrent illness hypertension followed by other complications associated like CAD, CKD, Hypothyroid, Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other comorbidities. Essentially assessment of therapy and management of disease with combination therapies of insulin and different oral anti-diabetic drugs were prescribed for proper glycemic control. As well clinical attention on patient counselling by clinical pharmacist indicates clinical effectiveness of therapy influenced by prescribed agent selection and therapy changes as well patient’s adherence with drug regimens.

Keywords: Prescribing pattern, Patient counselling, Generic use, Comorbidity.


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