EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH

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Abstract

A PROSPECTIVE STUDY TO ANALYZE THE DRUG - UTILIZATION PATTERN IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY HEADACHE SYNDROME

Prof. Dr. Mathew George, Prof. Dr. Lincy Joseph, Prof Dr. Robert Mathew and Jisha Susan Joji*

ABSTRACT

Headache is a pain anywhere in the orbiteomeatal line. It can be a symptom of different disease. It is being classified as primary and secondary headache based on source of pain. Primary headaches are benign, recurrent headache not caused by underlying disease or structural problems. About 47% of population is suffering from headache. 90% of all headaches are primary headache. A prospective study was designed & carried out after obtaining consent from the ethical committee as well as patient consent .100 patients were enrolled in the study. Out of that Migraine, tension type & cluster headache were the frequently observed primary headache. The prevalence of headache was more in female patients. Migraine is most frequently observed in female within the age group of 30-49 yrs certain cardiovascular drugs tend to increase the risk of headache. Acute medicational therapy as well as prophylactic therapy was followed, triptans, ergot derivatives. NSAIDS were prescribed as acute treatment. Beta blockers, Tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, antiepileptic are prescribed as prophylactic medication for primary headache. Gastrointestinal problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision are most commonly observed adverse effects of drugs used for headache treatment.

Keywords: Age, Drug utilization pattern, Headache, prospective study, medication, reoccurrence.


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