Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia
Utilization Patterns of Anticoagulants at Medical Ward of Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Harar, Ethiopia
Author(s): Getnet Mengistu*, Bayisa Lemma and Mulugeta Molla
Background: Anticoagulants are drugs used to prevent thrombus extension and embolic complications by reducing the rate of fibrin formation. In a hospital setting anticoagulants are mainly used for the different indications; however, both under-anticoagulation and over-anticoagulation may expose the patient to different problems. The objective of this study was to assess the utilization patterns of anticoagulants at medical ward of Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital (HFSUH).
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted at Medical Ward of HFSUH from Medical record of patients’ who take anticoagulants from March 30, 2014 to March 30, 2016. The study was conducted from April 1 to May 10, 2016.
Results: A total of 87 patients over a period of 2 years were on anticoagulant and laborat.. Read More»