| RESEARCH ARTICLE
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 2-5
Therapeutic drug monitoring of olanzapine: Easy and reliable method for clinical correlation
Srinivas Pramod Junutula1, Sai Kiran Dubasi1, Sai Geethika Reddy Padide1, Gireesh Kumar Miryala2, Manasa Soumya Koppolu2, Sharvana Bhava Bandaru Sheshagiri1, Venkateshwarlu Eggadi1
1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharm. D, Vaagdevi College of Pharmacy, Kakatiya University, MGM Hospital, Warangal, Telangana, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Kakatiya Medical College, MGM Hospital, Warangal, Telangana, India
AIM: The current work establishes an easy, reliable technique for the estimation of serum Olanzapine concentration which correlates it clinically.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The work was agreed in 61 schizophrenic patients who were on olanzapine. Serum drug amount was estimated by normal-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and brief psychiatry rating scale was used to determine disease progression.
RESULTS: Samples provided 61 patients, 40 were under sub-therapeutic range, 18 were under therapeutic range and 3 were above the therapeutic range.
CONCLUSION: Therapeutic drug monitoring must be a part of clinical practice in psychiatric hospitals for optimizing the dose of an individual patient along with the correlation of serum concentration with the clinical assessment scales.
Dr. Venkateshwarlu Eggadi
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharm. D, Vaagdevi College of Pharmacy, Kakatiya University, MGM Hospital, Warangal - 506 001, Telangana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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