Journal article Open Access
Dr. Shyam Nandan Yadav*, Dr. Suman Tiwari , Dr. Madhuri Shah, Dr. A.Vineel kumar, Dr. Peter Kandel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prescribing pattern of non-Steroidal anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in orthopaedic department in tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in 120 patients for a period of 6 months in a tertiary care hospital. The data was collected in the suitable self-designed proformas.Patient prescribed with NSAIDS of bone and joint were used for the study. Patient demographics data,NSAIDS,prescribing pattern of specific disease of orthopaedics were analysed. RESUSLTS: From our study we found that (56.67% ) patients were female. The greatest number of patient (26.67%) belongs to age group 51-60 years. Aceclofenac (23.43% ) were the most frequently used drug.The combination of Aceclofenac and Paracetamol are most commonly used. Arthritis (12.63%) was found to be most common diagnosis. CONCLUSION: In this study, most of the patients received NSAIDS for symptomatic relief. The drugs were mostly prescribed as oral dosage form. The use of selective NSAIDS were found to be least prescribed (12.63%) whereas non-selective NSAIDS was found to be highly prescribed ( 87.36%). Monotherapy is preffered over two or three drug therapy. The prescribed drugs were mostly given by brand names (88.66%) and least given by given by generic name.