PREVENTION OF COMPLICATIONS IN COVID-PATIENTS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE KEY ISSUES OF POLYPHARMACY, RATIONAL PHARMACOTHERAPY

PREVENTION OF COMPLICATIONS IN COVID-PATIENTS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE KEY ISSUES OF POLYPHARMACY, RATIONAL PHARMACOTHERAPY

Authors

  • LUIZA GABUNIA
  • MANANA GHONGHADZE
  • GIGI GORGADZE
  • GIORGI VARAZI
  • NINO KIKVADZE
  • ANA TVALABEISHVILI
  • NATALIA FILIPETS
  • LONDA RUKHADZE

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52340/jecm.2022.07.45

Keywords:

covid-19, complications, prevention, polypharmacy, pharmacotherapy

Abstract

The pathogenesis of SARS-Cov-2 infection is based on massive immune dysregulation and tissue hypoxia, and the important determining factors of the severity of the course of the covid infection are concomitant diseases, therefore, timely detection of high-risk patients and their appropriate, rational pharmacotherapy is important. In the conditions of polypharmacy, the probability of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interaction is even higher in covid patients and has a negative impact on the outcome of the disease. Based on the above, it was interesting to determine the correlation between the cases of polypharmacy and the clinical outcome (hospitalization length and mortality rate) of hospitalized comorbid patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. A retrospective study was conducted on the basis of archival data of the First University Clinic. 300 hospitalized patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 (from September 2020 to December 2021) were randomly selected. Of the 300 selected patients, 197 were prescribed 5 or more drugs (polypharmacy). Polypharmacy, the excessive combined use of certain medications, was associated with a higher rate of adverse clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients, especially in older, comorbid covid-patients, according to the results of the study.

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Published

2022-10-27

How to Cite

GABUNIA , L. ., GHONGHADZE , M. ., GORGADZE , G. ., VARAZI , G. ., KIKVADZE, N. ., TVALABEISHVILI , A. ., … RUKHADZE , L. . (2022). PREVENTION OF COMPLICATIONS IN COVID-PATIENTS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE KEY ISSUES OF POLYPHARMACY, RATIONAL PHARMACOTHERAPY. Experimental and Clinical Medicine Georgia, (7). https://doi.org/10.52340/jecm.2022.07.45

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