Prescribing pattern of psychotropic drugs used in non-psychiatric patients among outpatient department of two teaching hospitals in Bangladesh

  • Nazmun Nahar Alam Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Mitford, Dhaka
  • Ferdous Ara Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Mitford, Dhaka
  • Md. Jalal Uddin Iqbal Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Mitford, Dhaka
Keywords: Prescribing pattern, Psychotropic drug, Non-psychiatric

Abstract

The objectives were to evaluate the prevalence, pattern and rational of psychotropic drugs prescribing by general physicians in two teaching hospitals in Bangladesh in non-psychiatric patient. 320 patients from Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospitals and 240 patients from Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospitals who visited other than psychiatry ward, received psychotropic drugs between July 2012 to June 2013 were analyzed. The rate of psychotropic drugs prescribing was 8.3% and 11.2% in SSMC and HFRCMCH respectively which was found to increase with increasing age and female patient. Benzodiazepines were the most commonly prescribed drugs followed by antidepressant and psychotropic drugs. The psychotropic drugs use was found more in different physical disorder.

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Author Biographies

Ferdous Ara, Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Mitford, Dhaka
Professor
Md. Jalal Uddin Iqbal, Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Mitford, Dhaka
Associate Professor

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Published
2015-02-23
How to Cite
Alam, N., F. Ara, and M. J. Iqbal. “Prescribing Pattern of Psychotropic Drugs Used in Non-Psychiatric Patients Among Outpatient Department of Two Teaching Hospitals in Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 10, no. 1, Feb. 2015, pp. 148-51, doi:10.3329/bjp.v10i1.21463.
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Research Articles