Ranitidine Prescription Pattern of Outpatient in a Public Hospital in Al-Kharj
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International,
Aim: The study of prescribing pattern is essential since it gives an idea to physicians about the process of monitoring and assessment of the drugs and endorses the required modifications. This study aimed to assess the outpatient prescribing pattern of ranitidine in a public hospital in Alkharj.
Methodology: This is a retrospective study was conducted at the outpatient setting in a public hospital in Alkharj. The outpatient electronic prescriptions were reviewed to evaluate the prescription patterns of ranitidine drug by the help of pharmacy department in the hospital.
Results: Throughout the study, 697 patients received ranitidine. About 51.65 % of the patients were females. Most of the patients who were included in the study were in the age level between 20-49 (61.68%). Moreover, most of the prescriptions were prescribed by emergency department (70.30%).
Conclusion: Prescribing of ranitidine drug is indeed popular among outpatients in the study. This study investigated the frequency of ranitidine use but further studies are warranted to investigate the appropriateness of its prescriptions.
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