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Evaluation of prescription pattern of psycholeptic medications at hospital discharge for patients with cardiovascular diseases in national cardiovascular disease hospital of Bangladesh

Mir Muhammad Nasir Uddin; Mohammad Shah Hafez Kabir; Md. Mamun Al-Amin; Mynul Hasan; Talha Bin Emran; Mohammad Touhidul Islam; Md Ashiqul Islam; Shahriar Ahmed.

Background: The association of mental disorder with cardiac disease is not a coincidence rather a strong relationship exists in between those two.
Objective: We investigated the prescription pattern of psycholeptic drugs during the discharge of patients in a national cardiovascular hospital.
Methods: Data was collected from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at Dhaka in Bangladesh. In total, 1076 prescriptions were collected randomly from July 2012 to June 2013. Data were analyzed by using the software Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS, version 22).
Results: Benzodiazepine was the highest (99.3%) prescribed psycholeptic class while Bromazepam (87.49%) the highest advised molecule. Psycholeptics were advised for 15 (38.77%), 10 (19.91%), 30 (15.72%) and 7 (13.39%) days. The patient group without psycholeptic medication (M=6.64 day) spent significantly (p

Key words: Psycholeptic;benzodiazepine;bromazepam;polypharmacy

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