• Shaheda Siddiqui Student of Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (India).
  • Mirza Misbah Ali Baig
  • Syed Jaffer
  • Shaik Faheem Raza Ansari


Objective: To study the prevalence of ADRs associated with the use of anti-tubercular drugs in patients with tuberculosis in a tertiary care hospital.

Methods: A prospective observational and active surveillance study was conducted in the department of pulmonology and DOTS Centre in Owaisi Hospital and Research Centre over a period of 6 mo after the study was approved by IRB. The patients who gave informed consent were included in the study and their information was analysed after being recorded in a data collection form.

Results: Descriptive statistical analysis was carried out to generate results, the continuous measurement being presented as mean standard deviation (min-max) and categorical measurement presented in number (%). The results showed the prevalence of ADRs to be 69%. The prevalence of ADRs was more in females (55%) than in males (45%) and 75.9% of them reporting more than 1 ADR. ADR’s affecting the skin and appendages were high (23.56%) while ADR’s affecting gastrointestinal system (19.28%), the hepatic system (4.28%), the musculoskeletal system (15.7%), Central and peripheral nervous system (7.85%), Vision (0.7%) were comparatively less.

Conclusion: The study highlighted the importance of developing strategies to ameliorate ADRs both to improve the quality of patient care and to control TB safely. 

Keywords: Prevalence, Tuberculosis, Adverse Drug Reaction


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Siddiqui, S., M. M. A. Baig, S. Jaffer, and S. F. R. Ansari. “STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS IN PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM TUBERCULOSIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 8, no. 8, June 2016, pp. 375-7,
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