Pharmacological management of women undergoing C-Section in a Tertiary care hospital

Ragasudhin P, Preetha Selva
2019 International Journal of Pharmacological Research  
Pharmacotherapy during the gestation period plays a crucial role in the healthy outcome of the delivery and also aids in the wellness of the mother. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the drug use pattern in LSCS patients in our hospital and to assess the rationality using WHO prescribing indicators. The study included 220 pregnant female of which 16% were below 20 years and 38% were between the age of 21-25 and 25 % were between the age of 26-29 and 20% were 30 and above. Out
more » ... 30 and above. Out of 220, 51% of women were "primigravida", 27% women with G2P1L1, and 22% belonged to Gravida three. 96% patients were indicated for elective LSCS procedure whereas only 4% were indicated for emergency LSCS procedure. The most common antibiotic prescribed was Cefotaxime(59%) followed by metronidazole. The most common opioid analgesic given was Inj.Tramadol 78%. The most common NSAID used was Inj.Fenlong 62% followed by Tab.Paracetamol 38%. As per the FDA category , out of 10 major drugs the drugs belonging to Category A is 10% and Category B is 30%, Category C is 60%. This study reflects that there are different implications of a particular class of drug by different people. Though there are variations, the final outcome of the patient is what is important. For a good outcome the Doctors may deviate from standard drug choice, dosage and route of administration
doi:10.7439/ijpr.v9i9.5246 doaj:0057b4b007c1408197488ba52f140e77 fatcat:7tdq2wdfdfcu3bah7umjssuqii