Mon, 18 Dec 2017

To Evaluate the Prescribing Pattern of Different Types of Chronic Headache In a Tertiary Care Hospital

Mohammad Niyaz Alam1*, Alok Bhardwaj1, Mohammad Quaisul Hoda1, Ayan Giri1, Azhar Danish Khan1

1. Faculty of Pharmacy, Ram-Eesh Institute of Vocational and Technical Education. 3, Knowledge Park -1, Kasna Road, Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P, India.


ABSTRACT

To Evaluate the Prescribing Pattern of different types of Chronic Headache in a tertiary Care Hospital. 63 patients were the subjects in Medicine Department of a Multispecialty Hospital, in Greater Noida. It was a duly approved, prospective study, in patients on chronic Headache therapy, conducted by competent professionals. The data was obtained from physicians’ prescribing records and patients by individual interviews using the structured proformas as per World Health Organization guidelines. In 63 patients, suffering from different types of headache were evaluated. Among the 63 patients suffering from headache 17(26.98%) were males and 46(73.01%) were females, indicating 3:1 (Female: male) prevalence ratio of headache. Out of 63 patients of chronic headache, age range of 31-40 years had the maximum number 22(34.92%) of patients, followed by 21(33.33%) in age range of 21-30 year. Among the 63 patients suffering from headache Out of 31 patients diagnosed of migraine headache 23(74.19%) were females and 8(25.86%) were males, indicating prevalence of migraine 3 times more in females than in male. NSAIDs (100%) were the most prescribed abortive treatment followed by ergotamine 22(34.92%) and prochlorperazine 22 (34.92%). Among the opoid analgesics caffeine 22(34.92%) was mostly prescribed followed by tramadol 13(20.63%). Sumatriptan 9(14.28%) was less prescribed. The prospective study demonstrated that the incidence migraine headache was found to be higher in female patients. NSAIDs were the most prescribed abortive treatment followed by ergotamine 22(34.92%) and prochlorperazine22 (34.92%) Among the opoid analgesics caffeine was mostly prescribed followed by tramadol.

Keywords: Prospective, Headache, NSAID, Migraine


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