Evaluating the Drug Utilization in Ophthalmology Outpatients at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
The goal of this study was to see how medications were used in the ophthalmology outpatient department. Materials and Procedures: The research was carried out at the ESIC Medical College and the PGIMSR Ophthalmology Department. A total of 700 prescriptions were collected from 700 patients and studied for total and average number of pills per prescription, duration of therapy, dosage form, drug encounters with antibiotics and other drugs, and percentage of pharmaceuticals prescribed by generic names. After reviewing the prescriptions, it was discovered that the average number of medications per prescription was 2.14, with a range of pharmaceuticals prescribed ranging from 1 to 5. There were a total of 1502 medications prescribed, with seven different dose forms. Antibiotics were the most regularly prescribed medication (28.14 percent), followed by antihistamines (14.285), and vitamins and minerals (14.285). (14.28 percent ). Third, lubricants for the eyes were regularly given (12.12 percent ). Antibiotics containing fluoroquinolones (moxifloxacin) were routinely prescribed. The most prevalent prescription writing mistakes were minor.
Dr. C. H. Janakidevi
Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, India.
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