• Amruta Tripathy Department of Pharmacology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
  • Shalini Adiga Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
  • Hitesh Hasmukhlal Shah Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
  • Tara Shanbhag Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Surathkal
  • Mahesh Kumar D Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University


Objective: To study the clinical profile and prescription pattern of drugs in the treatment of osteoporosis in a tertiary care centre in Karnataka, India.

Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out in a multi-speciality tertiary care hospital in Karnataka. Information was collected from case record forms of 100 patients of osteoporosis during a 12 mo tenure regarding various signs and symptoms they presented with and treatment provided.

Results: Majority of the subjects were females (90%). Low back ache was the most common presenting symptom. There was an increase in mean calcium (8.84±8.32 mg/dL) and phosphorus levels (2.45±1.83 mg/dL) as compared to baseline at the follow up visit. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation were the most commonly prescribed medications followed by analgesics, calcitonin and bisphosphonates. A total of 77 adverse reactions were reported, gastritis being the commonest one.

Conclusion: Vitamin D and Calcium supplements were more commonly prescribed than specific anti osteoporotic medications.


Keywords: Low back ache, Bisphosphonates, vitamin D, Calcium, Prescribing trends


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Author Biographies

Amruta Tripathy, Department of Pharmacology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
Shalini Adiga, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
Tara Shanbhag, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Surathkal
Mahesh Kumar D, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University


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Tripathy, A., S. Adiga, H. H. Shah, T. Shanbhag, and M. K. D. “A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF CLINICAL PROFILE AND DRUG PRESCRIBING PATTERN IN OSTEOPOROSIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 11, Sept. 2015, pp. 390-3, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/7892.
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