PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS IN TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL, HALDWANI

Dr Smriti, Dr Bhavana Srivastava, Dr Renu Khanchandani, Dr Mrinmay Das, Dr Reena Bhardwaj

Abstract


Introduction- Psychotic disorder is a symptom of mental illness characterised by distorted or non-existence sense of reality.Antipsychotics are the agents used for the treatment of psychotic disorder.

 Objective- To evaluatethe  prescription pattern of Antipsychotic drugs in outpatient and inpatient department of Psychiatry of Dr Susheela Tiwari Hospital, Haldwani, Uttarakhand.

Material and method- Data was recorded from the outpatient and in patient department prescription forms . statistical analysis was done.

Result- The majority of the patients were males . Most commonly affected age group was 18-30years.. Olanzapine (46.5%)was the most commonly prescribed antipsychotic drug and psychosis was most common indication for prescribing antipsychotic drugs. Monotherapy was given in 90.1% patients

Conclusion- Olanzapine was the single most commonly prescribed antipsychotic followed by risperidone and amisulpride.. Monotherapy of antipsychotic drugs was significantly prescribed irrespective of psychotic disorders.


Keywords


psychotic disorder, olanzapine, monotherapy,

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