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Drug Utilization Pattern of Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease in Jayanagar General Hospital, Bangalore, India

Zohreh Eftekhari, Mohammad Gholizadeh, Sharath N

Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the utilization pattern of drugs in patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease. Methodology: A prospective observational study was done by analyzing the medical records of patients with ALD at Jayanagar general hospital for 6 months. A total of 80 case records of ALD patients was reviewed and details including specified demographic drugs prescribed were recorded and analyzed. A prospective study also called a historic cohort study, a longitudinal cohort study used in psychological and medical investigations. The data is collected from existing records and can immediately be analyzed. Result: overall 567 drugs were prescribed for 80 patients, out of which GI drugs were the most frequently prescribed drugs (20.49%) followed by vitamins (18.91%), antibiotics (14.39%), diuretics (11.61%), hapatoprotectants (10.60%), saline (8.85%), benzodiazepines (8.08%), and less commonly anti-emetics (7.07%). The most commonly prescribed antimicrobial, diuretic, and hepatoprotective drugs were ceftriaxone (84%), furosemide (72%), and ursodeoxycholic acid (65%), respectively. Conclusion:  GI Drugs along with vitamins and antibiotics were the most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ALD.

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