PRESCRIPTION SURVEY: CHOICE OF BENZODIAZEPINES BY THE PSYCHIATRISTS & NEUROLOGISTS IN COMILLA & FENI DISTRICT OF BANGLADESH (MAY 2015)Abstract
This prescription survey was carried out to find the most frequently used benzodiazepine class (e.g., Clonazepam, Diazepam, Bromazepam, Clobazam, Midazolam, Flurazepam & Alprazolam) & their rational use as anti-anxiety agents in the Comilla & Feni District of Bangladesh. All the prescriptions were collected in June 2015, prescribed by psychiatrists throughout May 2015. We have found prescription containing 21% Clonazepam, 12% Flurazepam, 6% Midazolam, 4% Alprazolam, 2% Bromazepam, 2% Diazepam & 2% Clobazam in Comilla district. 51% prescription did not contain any benzodiazepines. In Feni district, we have found 22% Clonazepam, 0% Flurazepam, 0% Midazolam, 11% Alprazolam, 6% Bromazepam, 0% Diazepam & 0% Clobazam in the prescription. 61% prescription in this district did not contain benzodiazepines. We found 1 prescription containing Midazolam & Flurazepam (both are benzodiazepines). In another prescription collected from Feni district, we got 1 prescription containing Clonazepam & Alprazolam. But we recommend the citation of the chief complain or diagnosis in the prescription for better understanding and justification of using any drug, especially when it is a sedative, hypnotic, or narcotic drug.
M. M. Hasan *, M. M. Hossain and M. M. Rhaman
Department of Pharmacy, University of Information Technology & Sciences (UITS), Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
20 June 2015
21 August 2015
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30 September 2015