A STUDY OF DRUG RELATED PROBLEM IN UROLOGIC PATIENTS: A COHORT PROSPECTIVE STUDY


Ana Khusnul Faizah, Raswita Diniya

Abstract


Objective:Drug therapy problems (DRPs) are the clinical domain of the pharmaceutical care practitioner. The purpose of identifying drug therapy problems is to help patients on achieving their goals of therapy and realizing the best possible outcomes from drug therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the number of DRPs and to classifyDRPs that occurred in post-operative patients from urology surgery ward.

Methods:A 3-month prospective study was conducted by considering62 hospitalized post-operative patients from urology surgery ward at the Teaching Hospital in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Clinical pharmacists were involved in medical rounds to identify DRPs.

Results:From 37 patients, 81 DRPs were identified in this study. About 20 patients were considered to have more than one DRP. The most common identified DRPs were over-dosage (38%), drug use without indication (20%),improper drug (11%), drug interaction (10%), untreated indication(9%), adverse drug reaction (7%), failure to receive drug (4%) and sub-therapeutic drugs (1%). The clinical pharmacists were involved in doing dose adjustment, monitoring, evaluating drug discontinuation, doing drug substitution and, additional therapy, counseling to patients, increasing dose and referring to prescriber.

Conclusion:The most identified DRPs were over-dosage, drug use without indication and improper drug. Clinical pharmacist’s intervention were required toidentify, prevent, resolve DRPs and assist patient on achieving their goals of therapy and improving their quality of life.

 


Keywords


Drug therapy problems, Clinical pharmacist, Drug therapy, Drug interactions, Adverse drug reactions.

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Title

A STUDY OF DRUG RELATED PROBLEM IN UROLOGIC PATIENTS: A COHORT PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Keywords

Drug therapy problems, Clinical pharmacist, Drug therapy, Drug interactions, Adverse drug reactions.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10s2.19472

Date

01-05-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Special issue May 2017 Page: 11-13

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Ana Khusnul Faizah
Department of Pharmacy, Hang Tuah University, Indonesia
Indonesia

Raswita Diniya
Department of dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Indonesia.
Indonesia


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