Assessment of ophthalmic drug use at Boru Hospital (BH), Dessie, | 55951
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Assessment of ophthalmic drug use at Boru Hospital (BH), Dessie, Northeast Ethiopia

10th International conference on Ophthalmology and Optometry

August 10-11, 2017 Beijing, China

Oumer Sada

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

Background: Recently in the discipline of ophthalmology, there have been many developments and introduction of new ocular therapeutic agents. In order to improve drugs therapeutic efficacy, minimize adverse effects and delay development of resistance drug utilization trends, patients need to be evaluated periodically. Objective: To assess the prescribing drug use and dispensing practice of ophthalmic drugs at Boru hospital. Methodology: Cross sectional study was conducted on patients attending outpatient department pharmacy of Boru Meda Hospital to collect their medicines. Prescriptions of 84 patients encountered were analyzed using World Health Organization (WHO) prescribing indicators and additional indices. Result: Analysis showed that the mean number of drug per prescription was 2.2 and 97.2% of prescribed drugs were from the national essential drug list. 89.5% of drugs were prescribed by their generic name. Majority of the prescribed drugs were antibiotics (62.7%) and only 17.7% of the prescriptions had frequency of dosing. Percentage of patients with good postdispensing knowledge on the dispensed ophthalmic drugs was 37.1%. Dispensing and counseling time were 18 seconds and 1.30 minute respectively. Conclusion: The study indicated an awareness of poly-pharmacy but showed ample scope for improvement in encouraging the prescriber to write complete prescription and the dispenser to provide adequate counseling.

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