International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
A study on the impact of pharmacist interventions in anti-diabetic therapy

M Ranga Priya

Aim & Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of clinical pharmacist services in the proper management of diabetes mellitus. Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in 105 patients for a period of 1 year in Vivekananda Medical Care Hospital, Elayampalayam, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu. Approximately 105 patients were randomly selected after getting their consent informally. Total 50 patient records of age from 18-80 years, both male and female, diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus and on oral hypoglycemic therapy were included. Results: Majority of ADRs were found in the age group of 40-50 and 60-70 years which accounted to be 2 (33.33%) while that of others was found to be 1(16.66%). Sulfonylureas and Biguaideswere found to cause maximum number of ADRs 2 (33.33%) followed by dipeptidyl peptidase -4 inhibtors and injections 1 (16.66%). Causality assessment showed majority of cases to be probable 3(50.02%), followed by possible, highly probable and unlikely 1 (16.66%). 16 DRPs were found which comprised of 7 errors due to use of drug without indication, 8 due to drug -drug interaction and 1 drug – food interaction. Conclusion: The study shows that the observations of the pharmacist help out in identifying certain adverse reactions that could be avoided or taken care in a proper manner. The Pharmacists’ interventions may help the health care team to provide a rationale patient care and good patient compliance.
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M Ranga Priya. A study on the impact of pharmacist interventions in anti-diabetic therapy. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 17-20
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