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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 117) Last page : ( 120)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00022.7

Knowledge and attitude of Ayurvedic Physicians towards Adverse drug reactions and reporting methods in Udupi region

Bhat Bhavana B.1, Udupa N2, Sreedhar D3,*

1Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal

2Professor and Director, Research, Manipal University, Manipal

3Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal

*Corresponding Author E-mail: d.sreedhar@manipal.edu

Online published on 12 June, 2018.

Abstract

Introduction

Patient safety is of utmost important in any system of medicine. There is a well-established pharmacovigilance system with allopathic drugs and the ADRs reporting methods are known by allopathic physicians but the same scenario is not with ayurvedic medicines.

Objective

To access the knowledge and attitude of ayurvedic physicians with respect to adverse drug reactions caused using ayurvedic medicines and reporting methods.

Methodology

A survey among the ayurvedic physicians with the questionnaire was conducted.

Results

The mean age of the respondents was 37.12 + 10.24. Of total 33 respondents 15 (45.5%) have observed ADRs in their practice. 25 (75.7%) of the respondents stated that they were aware of all the reporting methods whereas 8 (24.3%) of the respondents were not aware about reporting methods.

Conclusion

The finding of this study indicates the need for awareness about the ayurvedic medicines adverse drug reactions and reporting methods among ayurvedic physicians. AYUSH may conduct a few training sessions or programs exclusively on adverse drug reactions and its reporting methods and credit hours can be awarded to the participants. A few more such studies and research are warranted to get a larger picture about knowledge and attitude of physicians towards adverse drug reactions.

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Keywords

Ayurveda, Physicians, ADR, Reporting methods, Pharmacovigilance.

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