Perspectives of Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs among Teaching faculty, Post graduate students and Interns of three different Ayurvedic Teaching Institute in Amravati District of Maharashtra state – A cross sectional survey.

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Dr. Laxmikant Paymalle
Dr.Krantikumar Amaley
Dr.Dnyanesh Joshi

Abstract

Pharmacovigilance helps to prove the system safe, more scientific in the terms of modern terminology. It is an absolute requirement to ensure public safety and to promote the AYUSH systems of medicine. Pharmacovigilance program launched in the India by Department of AYUSH, Ministry of health and family welfare, on 29/09/2008. Though it is helpful for development of system and government emphasized for implementation of it in root level, till date there is lack of awareness about this program among teaching faculties of AYUSH system. So to find out level of perspective of Pharmacovigilance in Teaching faculty, Post graduate students and Interns of Three different Ayurvedic Institutes in Amravati districts present study was carried out in November 2020. Method:A structured and validated questionnaire with some miner modification used3 and distributed in the form of Hard copy among Teaching faculty, Residential medical officer and Interns of Three Ayurvedic colleges in Amravati District of Maharashtra state. Total of 50 teaching faculties with 62% of Lecturer cadre, 32% are of Reader and 2.50%   of Professor Cadre responded to the questionnaires, with this one medical officer also responded to the questionnaire. Total 12 PG (Post graduate students) of different department take participation in the study while 88 Interns recorded their response in this study, so total participants in this study are 150 (n=150).Result:52% (78) of participants aware of Pharmacovigilance program for Ayurvedic drugs in India and44% (66) of participants actually know exactly where the National Pharmacovigilance center for AYUSH Drugs is situated. Only 11.33% (17) of participants responded correct answer to question where the International Pharmacovigilance center for AYUSH drug is situated. In this study 58.66% (88) of participants accept that Ayurvedic drugs have adverse effect. Only 32.66% (49) participants responded that they are encountered with adverse event due to Ayurvedic drug in there clinical practice and out of which only 12% (18) of participants reported the adverse event. 18% of participant’s familiar with standardized format for reporting ADR.Only 3.33% of participants give the example of Ayurvedic drugs banned due to ADR. Only 5.33% of participants attended the CME or training program about Pharmacovigilance of Ayurvedic drugs.Conclusion: Over all result shows the lack of awareness towards Pharmacovigilance program of AYUSH drugs in faculty and students of all Ayurvedic colleges in Amravati. Also Bletonism to point out adverse drug reaction (ADR) caused due to Ayurvedic drug and report it to the authorized center in standardized format. So to increase awareness about PV it should be include in Syllabus and more CME, Seminar and workshop should organized for students, teaching faculty and private practioner.


 

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How to Cite
Paymalle, D. L., Amaley , D., & Joshi, D. (2021). Perspectives of Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs among Teaching faculty, Post graduate students and Interns of three different Ayurvedic Teaching Institute in Amravati District of Maharashtra state – A cross sectional survey. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 9(02). https://doi.org/10.52482/ayurlog.v9i02.806