PATTERN OF MEDICATION AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DRUGS USED DURING PREGNANCY IN NORTH DENPASAR II PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER BALI
By : Rizki Mega Aprilia
Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran
Department : PS. PENDIDIKAN DOKTER
Introduction: Pregnancy is a special condition that needs more attention regarding the health. Nutrition and health of the mother can directly affect the baby which caused many unwanted outcomes. Even if drugs can cause unwanted effects, the need of drugs for several cases such as hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, infection, etc., are needed. Drugs i.e. vitamin and mineral is also needed since a pregnant women require it more than normal people. This research aims to study about the pattern of drug use in pregnant women in Bali especially in North Denpasar. Methods: This research is a descriptive study, cross sectional survey design. Questionnaire had been given to 96 respondents at private midwife practice in North Denpasar II Public Health Center, Bali coverage area on August – October 2014. Results: There were 93.7% pregnant women who used drugs. Total of 216 drugs prescribed with average of 2.24 prescriptions per women. Majority of it was iron supplement which is 26.1%. The drugs were prescribed most on first trimester with 47.7%. The drugs category was 97.7% belong to category A drugs and 2.3% was category B drugs. The knowledge of respondent was majority moderate (59.4%) and there were only 12.5% with good knowledge. Conclusion: Research revealed that the majority of drugs taken were iron and the most prescribed drugs were on first trimester. Almost half of the respondent has moderate knowledge but only few have good knowledge, more education about drugs and pregnancy was encouraged to the midwife and public health center.
Keyword : Keyword: pregnancy, pharmacoepidemiology, drugs, pattern, knowledge