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Abstract

Assessment of the Drug/Drug Interaction in the Prescriptions of the Diabetes Mellitus at Tertiary Care Hospital of Larkana Sindh, Pakistan

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the possible drug/drug interaction in the prescriptions of the diabetic patients.

Methodology and study design: A descriptive based study was carried out. The 400 prescriptions were taken into the account using the sample purposive technique. The prescriptions of the diabetic patients were taken into the account and the study was made with the reference of the DDI software and the Lexicomp books. Those patients who had disease other than diabetes mellitus were excluded from the study. Only the interested patients were included in the study.

Study site: The study was carried out at the tertiary care Hospital of Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan.

Results: From the total 61.25% male patients were taken and the female % age was about 38.57%. Furthermore, the area wise distribution of the sample was also made and in this regard 52.75% were belonging to the urban area and the remaining 47.26% were from the rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan.

Conclusion: From the study it was concluded that the numerous drug/drug interaction were observed in the prescriptions of the diabetic patients.


Author(s):

Mangi AA, Khan H, Fazalur-Rehman, Hashmatullah, Channa TA, Shehzad MA and Khan MK



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