Prescription analysis of statins in patients with cardiovascular diseases and other comorbidities in various tertiary care hospitals at Salem district, Tamil Nadu
The present study was conducted to analyse the prescription patterns of statins in patients with cardiovascular diseases and other comorbidities in various tertiary care hospitals at Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India. This prospective observational study was carried out for a period of 6 months from November 2017 to April 2018 in which 200 prescriptions were selected for the study by considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria. A total of 200 prescriptions were analysed. Patients of above 60 years’ age group were mostly diagnosed n=87 (43.5%) of cardiovascular diseases. Male patients n=142 (71%) were more prone to CVDs than female patients n=58 (29%). Most of the patients were diagnosed with CAD n=66 (33%) followed by dyslipidemia n=33 (16.5%) and hypertension n=27 (13.5%). Out of 165 patients diagnosed with comorbidities, most of the patients were found to have DM about 104 (63%). The results showed that among the various statins, Atorvastatin-10mg about 100 (50%) was the most commonly prescribed drug than Rosuvastatin (n=80; 40%) and Simvastatin (n=20; 10%).