Harshith Kumar S*, Dr Priyanka N
Background: Alcoholic liver disease is a serious consequences of drinking alcohol and alcohol dependence is one of the more serious public health issues in the world.it not only affects health but is also a social and economic burden. Pharmacotherapy is the main stay of treatment along with behavioural therapy for alcohol addiction. Present study was done to analyse the prescribing pattern of drugs in alcohol liver disease. Aims and objective: the aim of the study is to evaluate drug utilization pattern of drugs in patients with ALD. Materials and Methods: a prospective observational study was done by analysing the medical records of patients with ALD at Jayanagar general hospital for 6months. A total of 80 case records of patients with ALD were reviewed and details such as demographic, specified drugs prescribed were recorded and analysed. Results: overall 567 drugs were prescribed for 80 patients, out of which GI Drugs were the most commonly prescribed drugs (20.49%) followed by vitamins (18.91%), antibiotics (14.39%) diuretics (11.61%), hepatoprotectants (10.60%), saline (8.85%), benzodiazepines (8.08%) and less commonly anti emetics (7.07%). The most commonly prescribed antimicrobial drug was Ceftriaxone (84%), Diuretic was Furosemide (72%) and among Hepatoprotective agents Ursodeoxycholic acid (65%) were more commonly prescribed. Conclusion: GI DRUGS along with vitamins and antibiotics were the most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ALD.