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Drug Utilization Patterns in Pregnant Women: A case study at the Mount Hope Women’s Hospital in Trinidad, West Indies

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561–6
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The study was conducted to explore drug utilization in pregnant women attending a tertiary healthcare institution. It was a cross-sectional study in 506 women. There were 200 (39.5%) primigravidae, 306 (60.5%) multigravidae and 59.1% (299) of women were in the third trimester. More women with higher educational level take over-the-counter paracetamol, iron/folic acid and vitamin supplements while herbal supplements are rarely used.

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Objective: To explore drug (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal) utilization in pregnant women attending a public sector tertiary healthcare institution.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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