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      <JournalTitle>NJBMS</JournalTitle>
      <PISSN>0976-6626</PISSN>
      <EISSN>2455-1740</EISSN>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 7, Issue 3</Volume-Issue>
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      <IssueTopic>Multidisciplinary</IssueTopic>
      <IssueLanguage>English</IssueLanguage>
      <Season>January - March 2017</Season>
      <SpecialIssue>N</SpecialIssue>
      <SupplementaryIssue>N</SupplementaryIssue>
      <IssueOA>Y</IssueOA>
      <PubDate>
        <Year>-0001</Year>
        <Month>11</Month>
        <Day>30</Day>
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      <ArticleType>Pharmacology</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Pattern of Use of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs In a North Indian Tertiary Care Hospital</ArticleTitle>
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      <ArticleLanguage>English</ArticleLanguage>
      <ArticleOA>Y</ArticleOA>
      <FirstPage>182</FirstPage>
      <LastPage>187</LastPage>
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        <Author>
          <FirstName>Renu1</FirstName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>N</CorrespondingAuthor>
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          <FirstName>Hema</FirstName>
          <LastName>Chhabra</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>Y</CorrespondingAuthor>
          <ORCID/>
          <FirstName>Anita</FirstName>
          <LastName>Gupta</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>Y</CorrespondingAuthor>
          <ORCID/>
          <FirstName>Neetu</FirstName>
          <LastName>Sharma</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
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      <Abstract>Background: Hypertension is a worldwide medical concern whose proper management forms the core of its control and prevention of its complications.Aims and objectives: To evaluate the prescribing patterns of anti-hypertensive drugs in the Cardiology department, Government medical college and Rajindra hospital, Patiala.Material and methods: It was a cross-sectional and observational study conducted over a period of 6 months.Results: During the study period, 192 prescriptions of hypertensive patients were analyzed. Among the anti-hypertensive drugs, 6 major classes were observed to be prescribed: Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), beta blockers (BBs), calcium channel blockers (CCBs), diuretics (DUs), angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and alpha blockers (ABs). Out of total 192 cases, 45 (23.4 %) received monotherapy, while 147 (76.6 %) received multi-drug therapy of anti- hypertensive agents. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) were the most commonly prescribed category both as monotherapy as well as in combination therapy. Two-drug combination was the most prevalent. Among two-drug therapy, ARBs + CCBs was the most commonly prescribed combination.Conclusion: ARBs were the most frequently prescribed anti-hypertensive category. Dual therapy was a part of majority of prescriptions ; ARBs + CCBs being the commonest combination.</Abstract>
      <AbstractLanguage>English</AbstractLanguage>
      <Keywords>Anti-hypertensive drugs, Hypertension, Prescription pattern, drug utilisation</Keywords>
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        <Abstract>https://njbms.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=2621&amp;title=Pattern of Use of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs In a North Indian Tertiary Care Hospital</Abstract>
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        <ReferencesfirstPage>16</ReferencesfirstPage>
        <ReferenceslastPage>19</ReferenceslastPage>
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