A prospective observational study on drug-drug interactions in chronic kidney disease patients
Aim: To review Drug-Drug interactions among CKD patients.
Methodology: A concurrent conciliation study was performed on CKD patients with drug-drug interactions admitted in and around tertiary government and corporate hospitals, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Information regarding gender, and variety of drug interactions as mild, moderate, and major were recorded in the standard questionnaire.
Result: Overall 150 prescriptions were included after excluding missing data. The impact of concomitant disease in causing drug-drug interactions in 150 prescriptions them were Hypertension -35%,
Diabetes Mellitus-19%, Hyperlipidemia-8%, Asthma- 7%, Seizures- 6%, Thyroid -5%, Congestive Heart Failure- 1%. Total of 201 interactions were revealed of which 15 were major interactions, 139 were moderate interactions, 47 were minor interactions.
Conclusion: By assessing the above data it absolutely was concluded that the patient should possess sound knowledge of drug interactions before employing a selected drug or two or more drugs at the identical time so as to possess identical medication.
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