Pattern of Prescribing NSAIDs Utilisation at Outpatient Pediatric Poly at Universitas Sumatera Utara Hospital


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Title Pattern of Prescribing NSAIDs Utilisation at Outpatient Pediatric Poly at Universitas Sumatera Utara Hospital
Creator Nasution, Embun Suci
Mukhtar, Rasmadin
Subject NSAIDs utilisation
Pediatric outpatient
Description BACKGROUND: The wrong prescription pattern on NSAIDs also often results in side effects and drug interactions that cause serious and detrimental drug reactions. Drug use research is needed to describe the pattern of drug use, early signs of rational drug use, interventions to improve drug use, cycles of quality control, and continuous quality improvement.
AIM: This study aimed to determine the prescribing pattern of NSAIDs at outpatient Pediatric Poly at Universitas Sumatera Utara Hospital, Medan, Indonesia in 2017.
METHODS: This descriptive retrospective study was conducted from October to November 2016 with data from July and August 2017.
RESULT: The study showed, outpatient of pediatric poly at Universitas Sumatera Utara Hospital in Medan there were 45,000 prescriptions, and 62 (0.15%) prescriptions contained NSAIDs. The most frequently prescribed NSAIDs 53 (85.48%) of prescriptions for outpatient pediatric poly was paracetamol. The most use of NSAIDs was consumed by a female in the age group of 3 years-12 years was 35 (58.06%). The highest frequency of NSAIDs utilisation was 7 days with 25 prescriptions (40.32%). There were 17 (27.42%) prescriptions with inappropriate dose, and the most widely prescribed dosage form was syrup for 34 (54.83%) prescriptions. The most duration of treatment with NSAIDs drugs which is paracetamol reached up to seven-days 25 (40.32%). The most frequently prescribed drugs 57 (91.93%) were generic drugs.
CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that there are still inappropriate doses and frequency of NSAIDs utilisation.
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date 2019-05-14
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol 7 No 10 (2019): May 31 (OAMJMS); 1631-1634
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Embun Suci Nasution, Rasmadin Mukhtar

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