Assessment of pregnancy prescriptions in an ante-natal clinic
By R. Sivasakthi, C. Senthilkumar, S S. Rajendran, J. Anudeepa, R. Ramya and Venkat Narayanan.
A Prospective cross-sectional study was carried out in order to assess the prescription pattern
in pregnancy women’s. The stydy subjects were 200 pregnancy women from ante natal clinic at
Coimbatore. Prescription pattern and qualification of antenatal care providers are assessed by
using Instate Excel sheet. The main outcome measures were Calcium, Iron, and Folic acid
are the main drug of choice .During pregnancy, either alone or in combination with other drugs.
Self medication was more in higher socio economic and knowledge on contraceptive methods
are less in rural population. Mean age of the group under the study was 28 years(range 25 to
30 years). The majority of Pregnancy women in Urban were house wife 56% (n=112) and no
one is from Army, air force, Smoking and alcohol. Folic acid is mostly Prescribed in the
Pregnancy prescriptions 21%(n=42) and Calcium and Iron were Prescribed in 21.5%(n=42)
and 20%(n=40). The study resulted that Prescriber must encouraged to adhere to the standard
guidelines like FDA- safety drugs for better ante- natal Care..
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