Author(s): Shilpa Anand Hakki

BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to study the prevalence of NSAID Induced Nephropathy in patients coming to CHC, Haliyal. MATERIALS AND METHODS More than 15000 rural population patients were studied prospectively during December 2015 to March 2017 who were on NSAIDS for a period of more than 2 years. Inclusion Criteria - Patients on NSAID treatment for more than 2 years were included in the study. Patients with underlying comorbidities like HTN, DM and Nephrolithiasis were also included in the study. Settings - This was a prospective study undertaken in a Community Health Centre; where patients from peripheral villages came for treatment and were addicted to NSAIDS due to easy availability and OTC (over the counter) prescription. Majority of the patients were laborers; dependant on analgesics to get rid of Generalized Body Ache (GBA) due to extensive labour. RESULTS The combined data showed the percentage of patients NSAID induced nephropathy was 2.68%.
Judicious use of drugs especially NSAIDS is required to prevent its untoward side effects particularly on kidneys.