STUDY THE DRUG UTILIZATION AND EFFECT OF CORTICOSTEROIDS IN DERMATOLOGICAL DISEASES

Avika Mathur, Suman Kanwar

Abstract


Various medicines used in the treatment of skin diseases individually and in combinations are proactive antibiotic, steroids, antifungal, benzoyl peroxide salicylic acid, anti-histaminic, vitamins and minerals and certain analgesics Such analysis not only improves the standards of medical treatment at all levels in the health system, but also supports in the identification of drug use related problems such as, drug-drug interaction, poly-pharmacy and adverse drug reaction WHO. The result of the study was that majority of the patients were under the different ages. It can be observed that Betamethasone was most commonly prescribed steroid (93.45%) followed by Clobetasol propionate (4.36%). There might be difference in the study outcomes of the present study with that of the other studies already published may be because of the study environment, educational barriers of the study population, geographical difference, difference in food habits, medication availability with reference to the present study, etc. Even though, with the presence of differences in the studies the prescription patterns are almost the same. Hence concluded Betamethasone was the most common steroids prescribed, followed by Clobetasol propionate.

 


Keywords


Skin Diseases, Outpatient, Corticosteroids, Treatment Guidelines

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.