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Trends and patterns of analgesic utilization in Malaysia from 2010 to 2016: preference for tramadol

Zin, Che Suraya and Mohamed Nazar, Nor Ilyani and Ab Rahman, Norny Syafinaz and Alias, Nor Elina and Rani, Nurul Sahida and Ng, Kim Swan and Ye, Felicia Loh (2018) Trends and patterns of analgesic utilization in Malaysia from 2010 to 2016: preference for tramadol. Pharmacoepidemiology And Drug Safety, 27 (Supp. 2). p. 328. ISSN 1053-8569

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Abstract

Background: Inappropriate or irrational use of analgesics not only leads to increased morbidity and mortality rates and deterioration in quality of life, but can also give rise to misuse of health care resources and increase health care costs. Objectives: To evaluate the trends of analgesics prescribing at outpa- tient tertiary hospital settings and examine the patterns of their utili- zation in NSAIDs, tramadol, and opioid users. Methods: This cross‐sectional study was conducted from 2010‐2016 using the prescription databases of two tertiary hospitals in Malaysia. Prescriptions for nine NSAIDs (ketoprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, etoricoxib, ibuprofen, indomethacin, meloxicam, mefenamic acid, and naproxen), tramadol and five other opioids (morphine, fentanyl, oxyco- done, dihydrocodeine, and buprenorphine) were included in this study.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 4127/35830
Uncontrolled Keywords: analgesic utilization, Malaysia, tramadol
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Che Suraya Haji Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 15:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35830

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