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COST ANALYSIS OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS PRESCRIBED IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL

 
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Abstract

The present study was undertaken with an aim to perform the cost analysis of antihypertensive drugs prescribed in a university teaching hospital.Total of 210 patients were included during the study period of six months. Antihypertensives were prescribed to 210 patients during the study period, 118 males and 92 females.Pattern of use and cost of antihypertensive drugs prescribed alone or in combinations during the study period was determined.7226.06 INR was accounted for the total antihypertensive drugs prescribed with calcium channel blockers contributing the highest cost of 33.1% (2390.79 INR). Highest average cost per prescription was obtained for Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (58.37 INR) followed by angiotensin receptor blockers (43.37 INR).

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