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A STUDY ON DRUG USE PATTERN OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Anjitha Jose*, Thaqwa M. Iqbal and Meppil Baby

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Aim: The main aim of the study was to evaluate the drug use pattern of myocardial infarction in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: An observational study enrolled 100 patients who have been diagnosed with MI admitted to the cardiology department in a tertiary care hospital. Data analysis done by using SPSS version 19. Results: During the study period (in the year 2020) the incidence of MI was found to be 69%. Most of the patients were advised to take Anti-platelets (96%) followed by Lipid lowering agents (95%), Anticoagulants (59%), Vasodilators (29%), Beta adrenoreceptor blockers (29%), ACE inhibitors (1%), Angiotensin receptor blockers (11%), Calcium channel blockers (6%), Alpha plus beta blocker (4%), Potassium channel openers (15%), HCN channel blockers (16%) and Diuretics (16%). Conclusion: The prescribing pattern was found to be rational and effective. The study revealed that Antiplatelets, Lipid lowering agents and Anticoagulants were the most commonly used medications in the treatment of MI patients.

Keywords: Myocardial infarction, Prescribing pattern, Anti-platelets, Anticoagulants, Lipid lowering agents.


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