PRESCRIBING PATTERNS OF ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG IN DIFFERENT AGE GROUP IN INDIA
Keywords:Antiepileptic drug, Prescribing pattern, Prescription list
For improving overall care in epileptic patients, careful evaluation of pharmacotherapy, seizure control, quality of life and cost effectiveness are helpful but such data are relatively meagre from developing countries. The present study was undertaken to audit and describes the antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) utilization patterns in different Hospitals. More research studies are required in this area due to lack of well-defined studies in India to conclude which is the most frequent class of epilepsy seen with the AED's used. We retrieved prescription data from patient profile forms and medical record department. We documented essential data in a Patient Profile Form, specifically designed for our study. A total of 100 patients data were recorded in the study. In our study we found that percentage of men suffering from epilepsy was 63 % and percentage of females was 37%. The overall aim in treating epilepsy (therapy) should be complete control of seizures, without causing any untoward reaction due to the medication.
KEYWORDS: Antiepileptic drug, Prescribing pattern, Prescription list