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The study was carried out in Gastroenterology Department of Sanjay Gandhi post Graduate Institute of Medical Science Lucknow, India. Data collection form was designed for both physicians and patients to know prescribing pattern of proton pump Inhibitors. A Total of 50 Physicians and 50 patients were enrolled in the study. Gastro esophageal reflux Disease (GERD) was the commonest indication for prescribing ASDs by Physicians. Step-Down therapy was preferred approach for prescribing AS Ds. Majority of Physicians prescribed AS Ds for 1-3 months. Omeprazole was the most commonly used PPIs in the treatment of Acid-peptic diseases. Maximum numbers of patients were suffered from Gaseous and bloating followed by abdominal pain and other symptoms. The most common occurrence of side effects with use of PPIs was Bowel change. Timing of PPIs administration and % of relief noticed with use of PPIs were reported. Percentage of cost addition (10%-30%) in the prescription due to acid-suppressants and patients satisfaction about cost of ASDs also included in this study.
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Author(s): Vipin kumar singhKathiresan Prabhu Kathiresan Ponnudurai and Pawan Kumar Singh
FDA, PPIs, GERD, lansaprazole, constipation.