Prescribing Pattern of Antihypertensives in A Teaching Hospital in India – An Observational Study


Mohammed Abdul Naseer
In-charge pharmacist, Muscat pharmacy, Oman.
Swapnil sharma, Associate professor,
Department of pharmacy, Banasthali vidyapith, Rajasthan, India.
Maazuddin Mohammed
Clinical pharmacist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.


High blood pressure is the biggest single cause of death Worldwide through heart attack, stroke, and kidney diseases. Statistics reveals that many patients with hypertension do not have their blood pressure under control. According to a recent review on “Global Burden of hypertension”, the estimated prevalence of hypertension (in aged 20 years and older) in India in 2000 was 20.6% among males and 20.9% among females and is projected to increase to 22.9% and 23.6% respectively in 2025. The present study was therefore undertaken to get an overview of the current trends in prescribing patterns of antihypertensives in the treatment of Hypertension at St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore, India.