DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 27 May 2019

Drug Utilization Evaluation of Anti Cancer Drugs

Ayesha Siddiqua1*, Hiba jafar1, Nikhat tabassum1,Sunaina firdous1, Khaleequa tabassum1.

1. Department of pharmacy practice, Yashoda Cancer Institute, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.


Drug utilization review can be defined as review of drugs used in a population to determine effectiveness, potential dangers faced by the patients, problems arised due to drug interaction and also promotes rational use of drugs. Rational use of drugs minimizes polypharmacy , drug interactions minimizing the hospital stay. Our objective was to understand the pattern of occurrence of various cancerous disorders and promote rational use of drugs. It was a prospective observational study which was undertaken in Yashoda Cancer Institute, Hyderabad under the guidance of Dr. N. Bethune for a period of 6months. A total of 100 prescriptions were included in the study. The study criterion were the inpatients upto 90 yrs of age of either gender. Patient data relevant to the study was obtained from patient case records. According to the data collected we found that males (54%) predominated females (46%) and patients were more prominent in 41-60 age group. The use of anti cancer drugs in this hospital was found to be rational and more than 50% of the drugs prescribed are from National list of essential drugs. In conclusion, the use of anti cancer drugs was found to be rational. Pharmacist is the key person for better management of therapy based on stage and condition of patient and also manage the increased cost of therapy and increased risk of unwanted reactions. It has been our sincere effort to minimize the anticipated untoward events (atleast to some extent) by our dissertation

Keywords: Drug utilization review, effectiveness, drug interaction

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