Prescribing trends of vitamins in specialized healthcare facilities of Dhaka
AuthorRafa, Jaina Humayra
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Vitamins are necessary micronutrients that people need in small amounts for immunity, metabolism, normal growth and various important functions in our body. Now a days, vitamins are widely prescribed in our country for different health complications. In this project entitled ‘Prescribing trends of vitamins in specialized healthcare facilities of Dhaka’ six different classes of disorders which are: neurological, nephrological, oncological, diabetic, ophthalmic, chest were chosen. We conducted our survey in six different specialized healthcare facilities of the metropolitan city Dhaka and 100 samples were collected from each. After compilation and extensive analysis of the collected data I found that 60% of prescriptions for nephrological complications contained vitamins which is the highest among all six types of disorder chosen. Vitamin B has the highest prevalence in the prescriptions when it comes to the type of vitamins prescribed for each disease. When analyzed the prescribing tendency for vitamins was found the highest in the prescriptions for ophthalmological complications which was 29% in comparison to total number of drugs prescribed. The composition of supplements for vitamin A, C, E and B complex were found to have the higher dose more than RDA for daily consumption. It was also found that the majority of prescribed brands of vitamins are manufactured by Square Pharmaceuticals Limited.