COMPARATIVE US0E OF DIFFERENT ANTIHYPERTENSIVE COMBINATIONS AT SAVAR AREA, DHAKA, BANGLADESHAbstract
Antihypertensive agents are class of drugs that are used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) as well as other CVS disorders. Antihypertensive therapy seeks to prevent the complications of high blood pressure, such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Evidence suggests that reduction of the blood pressure by 5 mmHg can decrease the risk of stroke by 34%, of ischemic heart disease by 21%, and reduce the likelihood of dementia, heart failure, and mortality from cardiovascular disease. Single-dose combination antihypertensive therapy is an important option that combines efficacy of blood pressure reduction and a low side effect profile with convenient once-daily dosing to enhance compliance as compared to monotherapy. The survey enabled to monitor 500 prescriptions and found most available combinations at Savar area in Bangladesh among which beta blockers with Ca-channel blockers was used most (89%) and the brand Fixocard of Incepta was the brand leader.
Md. Jahir Alam*, Md. Azizur Rahman and Rozina Parul
Department of Pharmacy, North South University, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
03 October, 2013
12 December, 2013
21 February, 2014