Morbidity and Drug Utilization Pattern of Integrative Medicine (Siddha medicine and Biomedicine) - A Single Center Retrospective Study of 150 Patients

 Shanmugavelan Rajalakshmi1*, Karunanidhi Samraj1, Kannaiyan Nandhagopal 1, Parameswaran Sathiyarajeswaran2, Kadarkarai Kanakavalli3
1Siddha Clinical Research Unit (SCRU), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Siddha Central Research Institute (SCRI), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
3Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India


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Recieved Date: 21May 2021; Accepted Date: 02 January 2022; Published Date: 03 January
Citation: Rajalakshmi S, Samraj K, Nandhagopal K, Sathiyarajeswaran P, Kanakavalli K. Morbidity and Drug Utilization Pattern of Integrative Medicine (Siddha medicine and Biomedicine) - A Single Center Retrospective Study of 150 Patients. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2022; 6(1):24-28 http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v6i1.5
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ABSTRACT

Integrative Medicine (IM) is a rapidly growing field because of increased demand, which requires further evidence-based research to provide more information on the effectiveness and safety. The aim of the study was to assess morbidity and drug utilization among patients using IM attending Siddha Clinical Research Unit (SCRU), Tirupati, India.The information obtained in the google form, which is the research database of the SCRU, Tirupati, was investigated in this study throughout the time of July to December 2019.The patient demographics, morbidities, commonly used Siddha medications, and biomedicines prescribed at the first visit were studied. Results revealed that most IM users 80 (53.3%) were males, the mean age of IM users was 56.53 years. The most common morbidities were diabetes 95 (63.3%), hypertension 29 (19.3%). Siddha medicines such as Amukkara chooranam 98 (65.3%), Aavarai kudineer 85 (56.6%), were commonly prescribed along with the biomedicine, metformin 91 (60.6%), amlodipine 62 (41.3%). Thus, the common morbidity of the IM users were diabetes and hypertension, common siddha drugs utilized were Amukkara chooranam, Aavarai kudineer, and biomedicine were metformin, amlodipine.

Keywords:
Biomedicine, Drug-drug interaction, Integrative Medicine, Siddha medicine, Traditional medicine.
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