এক ব্যবস্থাপত্রে ১৯ ওষুধ, ব্যবস্থাপত্রে লেখা হচ্ছে অপ্রয়োজনীয় ওষুধ।

Polypharmacy is one of the leading cause of drug toxicity among patients and can turn into patient death sometimes. According to rational use of medicines standard on an average a new patient should not have more than 2-3 medicine prescribed maximum in first visit and for review patient maximum 1-2 added excluding changing existing ones. In that case a patient on an average may have maximum 3-5 medicines prescribed. If i consider this between two prescription, lowest one may have 1 medicine and highest one 9 for a specific patient. Any numbers more than this may consider as polypharmacy despite exceptional cases. Unfortunately in our country these numbers are pretty high, more than 9-10 per prescriptions on an average according to drug utilization review. That means if lowest one is 1 then highest one may be 19, which exactly we can see in this below news. Absense of pharmacists in direct healthcare in Bangladesh leaving a huge gap between a prescription and patient. Pharmacists can promote rational use of medicines among prescribers and patient too. Patient death and/or serious side effects due to such polypharmacy is completely unethical and iligal. DGDA – Bangladesh should conduct more drug utilization review to establish this fact and takes nessesary steps & promote rational use of medicines among prescribers together with othet relevant health & administrative authorities to over come such bad practices.

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এক ব্যবস্থাপত্রে ১৯ ওষুধ, ব্যবস্থাপত্রে লেখা হচ্ছে অপ্রয়োজনীয় ওষুধ।

 

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