The Pattern of Hypertension Drug Utilization in Public Health Center in the Medan City

  • Sri Wahyuni Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Khairunnisa K Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Harahap U Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is a disease thatcan causes death as much as 12.8% worldwide. Hypertension is a silent killer that causes complications in Hypertension patients. Complications can be prevented by using anti-hypertension drugs. The aimed of this study was to describe the pattern of drug utilization in several Public health centers in Medan.


Method: This non-experimental study involved 109 hypertension patients using cross-sectional methods. Samples were collected at several health centers in August and September 2020 using convenience sampling techniques.


Result: The results showed that the single drug type that was most widely used in this study was the Calcium Channel Blocker (CaCB) group (57.8%). The most widely used combination antihypertension drugs were Calcium Channel Blocker (CaCB) and Angiotensin 2 Recep`tor Blocker (ARB) (15.6%).


Conclusion: Based on the study results, it can be concluded  that the pharmacologic management of antihypertension uses a single anti-hypertension drug (monotherapy) is more than the use of combination drugs (polytherapy).


 

Keywords: Hypertension, anti-hypertension medicine, usage pattern.

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Author Biographies

Sri Wahyuni, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Khairunnisa K, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Harahap U, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

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Wahyuni, S., K, K., & U, H. (2021). The Pattern of Hypertension Drug Utilization in Public Health Center in the Medan City. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, 9(1), 24-26. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.22270/ajprd.v8i6.876