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DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HOSPITAL FORMULARY FOR PROMOTING RATIONAL USE OF DRUGS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN URBAN AREA OF ANDHRA PRADESH

Lakshmi Prasanna. K1, P. Bhavya1, Dr. Balaiah Sandyapakula2, Dr. Charan Tej.K3, Dr. S.A. Rahaman4

The main aim and objectives of hospital formulary is to provide information about the use of medicines. Hence the central goals of the formulary are to help prescribers in the appropriate drug of choice to the suitable treatment and to make prescribers follow uniform choice of treatments. The prospective and developmental study was carried out in a tertiary care hospital, over a period of six months. The study was approved by PTC committee and also considers the healthcare professionals requirement and need of Hospital Formulary. All drugs present in the drug list were critically evaluated for its need, efficacy and safety. Monographs were prepared for all the selected 221 drugs in the hospital pharmacy with the prepared monograph content. Copies of the prepared hospital formulary were given to Medical superintendent, chief medical officer, and chief pharmacist and to Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee. In our study, formulary was compiled in 221 drugs including FDCs. Monographs were prepared for all the selected drugs in the hospital pharmacy as per standard formularies. In conclusion, the development of the formulary will have major impact on prescribers and health care professionals’ for clinical practice to endorse the quality of life in the patients, by promoting rational use of drugs towards patient care to getting better therapeutic outcomes.

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