Abstract
A REVIEW ON PRESCRIPTION PATTERN IN PATIENTS WITH DENGUE FEVER IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Syeda Zuleqaunnisa Begum* and Almas Sultana

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Dengue fever is spread by the female Aedes mosquito that has been infected with dengue fever virus, of which there are five strains. As many as 80% of people infected with dengue virus have no symptoms or mild fever whereas others develop more severe symptoms of dengue fever. For those who are symptomatic, the symptoms start 4 to 7 days after being bitten from an infected mosquito and involve high fevers, headache behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, muscle and joint pain. In a small number of patients, as the fever resolves, the clinical course proceeds to the potentially dangerous dengue hemorrhagic fever with bleeding, severe abdominal pain, vomiting that contains blood, respiratory distress and organ impairment. This is a critical stage of the illness and without medical care the complications can cause death. Methodology: In the following study done in a tertiary care hospital The rationality of the drug use was assessed and the treatment regimen was studied for dengue fever. The main objective of the study method was to find the current trends in treatment of dengue along with the succcess rate of the propsed mehod. It was found to be satisfactory as the patients were found to be cured in a period of minimum 5 days to 2 weeks maximum. As pharmacist plays a significant role in a patient’s life, patient counselling and education services helped them to understand their disease and the therapy. A better patient compliance was observed

Keywords: Dengue fever, dengue hemmorrhagic fever, analgesic, prescription pattern, vector-borne..


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