DRUG USE EVALUATION OF SHENMAI INJECTION IN THE FIRST AFFILIATED HOSPITAL OF BENGBU MEDICAL COLLEGE: A PROSPECTIVE ANALYSISAbstract
Introduction: To investigate the evaluation pattern of Traditional Chinese medicine injection, establish the drug use evaluation(DUE) standards of shenmai injection, and implement of DUE programs of shenmai injection in the First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College. Methods: Three hundred and thirty four patients were included in this retrospective analysis. The study duration was divided into two periods: cycle A: from November 2011 to December 2011; cycle B: from January 2012 to March 2012. A series of indices including indications, administration frequency, dosage, administration period, drug-drug interactions, adverse reactions and treatment efficiency were evaluated.
Results: The number of patients showed the indications of shenmai injection were 119 (77.27%) and 168 (93.33%) in cycle A and cycle B, respectively. The number of patients showed the contraindications of shenmai injection were 18 (11.69%) and 12 (6.67%) in cycle A and cycle B, respectively. Satisfactory outcomes were reported among all the patients with no serious adverse reactions reported.
Conclusions: The establishing of the standards of Traditional Chinese medicine injection should integrate the guidelines approved by drug use evaluation system. There are some shortcomings for the evaluation of Traditional Chinese medicine injections. The drug use evaluation of shenmai injection could promote the reasonable application of the injection in clinical practices.
Qingping Shi*, Feng Ding , Ran Sang , Yan Liu and Haoyu Yuan
Department of Pharmacy, the first Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu 233004, China
09 September, 2012
20 October, 2012
26 December, 2012
01 January, 2013