Prescription Survey Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD)
Hasan., Md. Mehedi
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Cardiovascular drugs encompass a large number of prescription medications that are used to control heart disease. It is a complicated group of drugs with many being used for multiple heart conditions. The main objective of this survey was to analyze the prescribed cardiovascular drugs with their brand name marketed by different local and international companies of Bangladesh. This was a descriptive cross-sectional survey involving patients, physicians and pharmacy incharge based on questionnaire with answer and followed up by prescription monitoring. This study carried out at the outdoor of National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD) (Shera-e- Bangla Nagar Dhaka-1207,Bangladesh) from March -20 to May-10. A total number of 219 prescription were collected among them 200 prescriptions is selected that were completely cardiac disease drugs content, 99% prescriptions were prescribed by the specialist but only 1% by general physicians. Out of the total patients with a male, female ratio of 160:40, all patients were over 12 years and approximately 70 % the patients were demographically from urban area whereas 30% patients came from rural area. Individual patients got different classes of drugs including Beta-blockers, Organic nitrates, anticoagulant, antiplatelet and thrombolytic agents, Calcium channel blockers, Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Lipid lowering agents and Miscellaneous agents were respectively 19.00, 26.00, 35.00,15.00,7.50,12.50 and 1.00 percent. This study may be guidelines for optimizing rational use of cardiovascular drugs and also a new statistical approach for effective cardiovascular disease management in Bangladesh.