This was a Prospective Cross-Sectional observational study. The present drug utilization study was undertaken to analyse prescribing patterns include prescribing indicators and patient care indicators of the anti-malarial drugs. Total 200 subjects were enrolled in this study but only 60 patients data collected from Civil Hospital, Nasik, India. DU 90% achieved with Sulphadoxine+Pyrimethamine, Primaquine, Chloroquine, Artesunate, Taxim, Rantac which were the most prescribed drugs with having percentage of prescribing 51.11%, 23.27%, 8.61%, 1.53%, 0.085%, 2.90%, 3.25% respectively. The average number of drugs per prescription was 0.21. Percentage of drug prescribed from essential drug list was 100%. Present study showed that percentage of antibiotic prescribed was 1.66. In present study percentage of compliance was great but awareness should be get increased among patients, it is the responsibility of health care professionals to overcome this problem. Overall awareness among the physician should get increased by doing drug utilization studies to make health care Professionals more responsible and satisfy the priority health care needs of population.
Shekhar Rajderkar, Avinash Khairnar, Mahendra Patait, Takshashila Nikam. Prospective cross-sectional observational study of drug utilization (Du 90%) in anti-malarial drugs. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 554-557