Akram A Naikwadi | India

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Akram A Naikwadi

Department of Pharmacology, BLDE(DU)’s Shri BM Patil Medical College and RC, Vijayapura, India


  • Research   
    Pattern of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) Reported with Neuropsychiatric Drugs in a Teaching Hospital of North Karnataka: An Observational Study
    Author(s): Anant Khot*, Shivakumar P Chaukimath and Akram A Naikwadi

    Purpose: Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) to neuropsychiatric drugs are common and can lead to noncompliance. As patients with neuro or psychiatric illness need long-term therapy with psychotropic medications and the pharmaceutical companies utilize this opportunity to influence the prescribing habits of the treating physician. If the patients receive polypharmacy, they will be predisposed to an array of side effects. Hence, the treating physician needs to consult the safety profile and cost of the therapy before prescribing any psychotropic medications. If the patient discontinues the therapy due to adverse effects, it can lead to the recurrence of the symptoms or disease relapse. Over the last few years, atypical (Second generation) antipsychotics have been increasingly used to treat schizophrenia and other related neuropsychiatric disorders. Along with that, the safety profile of few .. Read More»

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