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Farmacia Hospitalaria

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CANTUDO CUENCA, María Rosa et al. Suitability of teriparatide and level of acceptance of pharmacotherapeutic recommendations in a healthcare management area. Farm Hosp. [online]. 2016, vol.40, n.4, pp.237-245. ISSN 2171-8695.

Objective: To analyse the suitability of teriparatide prescriptions for osteoporosis treatment in a health management area, as well as the level of acceptance of pharmacotherapeutic recommendations made to physicians. Design: A prospective interventional study conducted from february 2015 to june 2015. Setting: South Seville Health Management Area. Participants: Patients receiving teriparatide. Main measurements: Suitability of teriparatide prescriptions according to Clinical Practice Guidelines and level of acceptance of pharmacotherapeutic recommendations. Results: Teriparatide prescriptions were unsuitable in 45 patients (68.2%); 11 due to no indication, 17 patients did not have previous treatments with first-line drugs, 6 due to contraindications and 9 patients were treated for more than 24 months with the drug. Besides, 4 prescriptions were unsuitable because of combination with other therapies. The acceptance of pharmacotherapeutic recommendations was 64.4%, leading to teriparatide discontinuation in 21 patients (72.4%), and a switch to alendronate or ibandronate in another 8 patients. Conclusions: A high percentage of teriparatide prescriptions is unsuitable in our health care management area, but it has decreased after pharmacist intervention.

Keywords : Suitability; Teriparatide; Recommendation.

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