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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 43) Last page : ( 46)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5713.2018.00007.7

Prescription Analysis of Antiepileptic Drugs in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Tamilselvan T.2,*, Rani Arokia C.1, Raj Ashna1, Priya Leena M.1, Varghese Nissy1, Paul Sojan P.2

1Pharm. D Interns, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy, Elayampalayam-637205

2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy, Elayampalayam-637205

*Corresponding Author E-mail: tamilrx@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.


The objective of the study was to analyze the prescription pattern and drug related problems of antiepileptic drugs. The prospective descriptive study was carried out for a period of 6 months in a tertiary care hospital. The prescriptions were analyzed to identify the polypharmacy, adverse drug reactions and medication error. The patients were included in the study was with all type of epilepsy of both male and female patients with any age group of in and out patients. The identified medication error was categorized with the help of NCC MERP category. Causality assessment of adverse reaction was performed by the Naranjo algorithm. Analyzed the obtained prescription and identified the Polypharmacy in geriatric patients. Total 50 patients with 406 drugs, of these 6 Polypharmacy (12%), 7 medication error (16%) and 6 serious ADR were identified. The current study observed that the prescription contains drug-related problems were assessed to a greater extent and are comparable with the existing literature. Continued relationship with clinical pharmacist should be encouraged for better treatment option thereby improving the patient's quality of life effectively.



Prescription, Epilepsy, Polypharmacy, Medication Error, Adverse Drug Reaction.


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