Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

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Evaluation of Recent Medication Therapies of Asthma in Different Hospitals of Lahore City, Pakistan


Muhammad RUK and Sajid B

Asthma is the episodic and most chronic disease that exists worldwide. Factors that trigger asthma are allergens, pollens, cigarette smoke, dust, mites, and animal dander, cockroaches and food. A increased knowledge of asthma, its causes and prevention influence the researchers to find out new and improved medication therapies for future to serve asthma patients is a great opportunity for ambulatory care pharmacists. A questionnaire based, cross-sectional study was planned for this research. Questionnaires were standardized based on common research or they can be customized to meet the specific data gathering need. The study was conducted at five different hospitals of Lahore, Children hospital Lahore, Jinnah hospital Lahore, General hospital Lahore, Social security hospital Lahore and Chaudhary Muhammad Akram teaching and research hospital Lahore. The results indicated that 85% of population is suffering from asthma. 91.5% of population is any taking medication for asthma. Most recently used medication for asthma are inhalers i.e. 80% and inhaled corticosteroids i.e. 82%.Patients are taking medication therapies for asthma but most commonly used are inhalers and steroids. Education provided by pharmacist about asthma was an integral part of health maintenance services its management to control or prevent further attacks because of his knowledge in pathophysiology pharmacology and medication techniques of asthma. Pharmacist driven medication therapy management services were economically stabilized.


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