IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Drug therapy for COVID-19 inpatients in West Nusa Tenggara hospital
Keywords:COVID-19, Hospital, Inpatient, Therapy
Background: COVID-19 represents an unprecedented challenge to the world. Various attempts have been made to overcome COVID-19, including employing multiple drug therapies.
Objective: This study was conducted to describe the drug therapy of COVID-19 inpatients at the West Nusa Tenggara Hospital in 2020.
Methods: Observation of 102 patients was conducted retrospectively. Data collection was performed by analysing medical records.
Results: A total of 62 out of the 102 patients (60.8%) were hospitalised more than four weeks. 57 patients (55.9%) received antivirus therapy with Oseltamivir and 47 patients (46.1%) recieved azithromycin as adjuvant antibiotic therapy. Most of the patients (63.7%) received vitamin C as an immunomodulator. A small number of patients received other supportive therapies recommended to decrease the symptoms of COVID-19. The most frequent administered therapies for COVID-19 patients hospitalised at the West Nusa Tenggara Hospital are antivirals, antibiotics, and immunomodulatory.
Conclusion: The findings provide an overview of therapy use for COVID-19 inpatients in West Nusa Tenggara Hospital. There is a need to assess the effectiveness of the therapy to promote safe and effective use of drugs for COVID-19 patients in the future.
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