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Background: CKD is known as abnormalities in structure of kidney or functioning of Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) <60 ml/min./1.73m2 for at least three month duration. Various complications include hypertension, anemia, diabetes mellitus and bone mineral related disorders. The objective of work is to study the prescription pattern, compare prescribing indicators with standard and evaluate of rational prescribing of drugs. Methods: A retrospective observational analysis conducted on chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from the department of general medicine, of Government District Headquarters Hospital, Virudhunagar. Result: Study included 102 prescriptions, of which 895 drugs were totally given. Average number of drugs per encounter was 8.77. Percentage of drugs in generic name was 88.83; percentage of drug prescribed from national list of essential medicine was 92.96. Percentage of encounters with antibiotic and injection were 47.06, 83.33 respectively. Conclusion: Antihypertensive drugs are prescribed more commonly for the patients, in which Calcium Channel Blockers are given frequently than ACE inhibitors or Angiotensin – II Receptor blockers. The prescribing indicators deviate from WHO optimal values which should be rectified to improve the standards of treatment and patient care. A better counseling would alleviate the clinical conditions of the community to improve quality of care.



CKD Co-morbidities Prescribing Indicators Prescription Pattern

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