IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Drug therapy for COVID-19 inpatients in West Nusa Tenggara hospital

Authors

  • Mahacita Andanalusia Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Shah Iqbal Ikraman Akbar Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Anna Pradiningsih Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.222.180183

Keywords:

COVID-19, Hospital, Inpatient, Therapy

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Mahacita Andanalusia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Faculty of Health Science

Shah Iqbal Ikraman Akbar, Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Faculty of Health Science

Anna Pradiningsih, Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Faculty of Health Science

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2022-03-31

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Andanalusia, M. ., Akbar, S. I. I. ., & Pradiningsih, A. . (2022). IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Drug therapy for COVID-19 inpatients in West Nusa Tenggara hospital. Pharmacy Education, 22(2), p. 180–183. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.222.180183

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