The Study of Drug use and Drug-Drug Interactions in Hospitalized Pregnant Women at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar

Authors : Tanzeela ghani

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Introduction: Pregnancy is a unique physiological situation in which medication therapy poses unique challenges. The use of drugs, during pregnancy raises additional concerns because, in this case, the health and life of the woman's fetus are also at danger. Medicines provided to pregnant women for medical reasons may have substantial anatomical and functional consequences for the fetus. Aim: To evaluate drug utilization pattern and Identify drug-drug interactions in pregnant patients' prescriptions at HMC Peshawar. Materials and Methods: Observational study aimed from June 2022 to August 2022 in Gynecology Ward A at Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, KpK, Pakistan. 120 prescriptions in total were collected using the selective sample method.Results: In 120 prescriptions, a total of 328 drugs were prescribed, with an average of 2.73 medications prescribed per case.Conclusion: Women of childbearing age need to be informed about the benefits and risks of drug use during pregnancy, with a special focus on alternative therapies and self-medication. Even the medical professionals must be skilled to treat pregnant women rationally.

Keywords : Pregnancy, Drug-Drug Interactions.


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