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Drug-Drug Interactions and Prescribing Pattern in Veterinary Practice in Iraq

Sarhan R. Sarhan, Hayfaa A. Moheisen, Elaph K. Kamel and Zahraa J. Mohammad

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 14 to 17
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


The current study was conducted in different veterinary private clinics and hospitals in Wasit province, Iraq to investigate the potential drug interactions and prescribing patterns. A retrospective study of prescription was carried out from August 2018 to March 2019. 350 prescriptions from 65 veterinarians in different cities (Alkut, Suwairah, Al-Na’maniya, Al Zubaidiya and Al Azeeziaya) of Wasit province were analyzed. The results indicated that 20 prescriptions (5.71 %) contained one drug, 315 prescriptions (90%) had two or three drugs and 15 prescriptions (4.28%) contained four or more than four drugs. The number of prescriptions which contained two and three antibiotics were 210 (60%) and 40 (11.4%), respectively

Key Words: Drug-drug interactions, drugs adverse effects.

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