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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 400-403

Research Article

Psychotropic drugs utilization pattern at tertiary care institute - a retrospective analysis

Pradeep Bodke1, Rama Bhosle2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.



Introduction: Psychiatric disorders form an important public health priority. For the treatment of psychiatric disorders, a wide array of psychotropic drugs is available. Variations are also seen in utilization of psychiatric drugs from place to pace. Data from different parts of the world indicate increasing prescriptions for drugs used for mental disorders, particularly antidepressants and antipsychotics. Aims and Objectives: to study the drug Utilization Pattern of Psychotropic Drugs in Psychiatric Unit of Government Medical College and Hospital Latur. Methodology: In the present study prescription of patients attending psychiatric OPD were analyzed. Daily six prescriptions were collected from medical record section. And analysis of them was done with respect to type and category of drug, number of drugs per prescription. Results: most common study population was young male. Most common patients were of Schizophrenia (49%) attending the OPD. Most commonly two drugs per prescription (46%) were prescribed. Antipsychotics (41.78%) were the most commonly prescribed drugs in the psychiatric OPD. It was followed by mood stabilizers (22.6%) and anti depressants (20.18%). Benzodiazepines were prescribed in 10.79%. Trifluoperazine was prescribed in 410 prescriptions. Conclusion: most commonly two drugs were prescribed per prescription. Antipsychotics were the most commonly prescribed category.