Published: 2019-02-23

Study of prescription patterns of antihypertensive agents in preeclampsia patients: Central India study

Shreya Shekhar, Tanaji R. Shende, A. S. Borkar, Riyaz Siddiqui, Sulabha A. Joshi


Background: The main objective of this study was to evaluate prescription patterns of antihypertensives in preeclampsia patients at a tertiary care hospital in Central India.

Methods: The study belongs to retrospective observational type. he study was conducted by department of Pharmacology in association of department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology department at Nkp Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur. Permission from Institute Ethics Committee was taken for studying the prescribing patterns of drugs. The study was conducted for a period of 6 months. Inclusion and Exclusion criteria were added.

Results: The maximum number patients seen in age groups 36-41 (28.6%). The main drug prescribed in our study was Labetalol followed by methyldopa. In our study most of the patients were of moderate and mild type corresponding to 48% and 32% respectively and only 20% of patients belong to severe cases. In our study highest number of patients was seen in second gravida i.e. 33.33%.

Conclusions: Labetalol was the most common anti hypertensive prescribed in pre eclampsia patients. Rationale prescribing of drugs were done.


Antihypertensives, Hypertension, Preeclampsia

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