DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Fri, 22 Mar 2019

A Review on Drug Utilization Trends in Coronary Artery Diseases

Neenu Babu1, Shamna c1, Sreelekshmi vs1, Philip John Sebastian1, Nithin Manohar R1*, William Arputha Sundar AS1, John Wesly I1

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sree Krishna College of Pharmacy and Research Centre,  Trivandrum, Kerala, India.


Coronary artery disease is a condition in which there is an inadequate supply of blood and oxygen to a portion of the myocardium. It is the major cause responsible for mortality more in younger age group than in elderly. Since it is an emergency condition where usage of many drugs during its management is common. The study of drug utilization is a component of a medical audit and periodic evaluation should be done to enable suitable modifications in the prescription of drugs and maximize the therapeutic benefit and minimize the adverse effects. When new drugs are used additional information on safety and efficacy may be generated. In this review most of the prescription contain anti-platelet drugs, ACE inhibitors/ ARBs, Statins, Beta-blockers, Nitrates, Calcium channel blockers and Diuretics.

Keywords: Drug Utilization, Coronary Artery Diseases, Anti- Platelet Drugs

 


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