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Hypertension is often referred to as the
silent killer because this disease has no specific
symptoms, can attack anyone and at any time, and
can cause degenerative diseases, up to death.
Based on the background of the problem
above, it can be formulated how the pattern of
prescribing the use of antihypertensive drugs to
outpatients at the Kusuma Main Clinic, Wonosobo
To determine the pattern of prescribing the
use of antihypertensive drugs in outpatients for the
January - March 2019 period at the Kusuma Main
Clinic, Wonosobo City.
This study is a descriptive survey research
with quantitative research procedures, data
obtained from secondary data taken directly from
prescriptions for outpatient hypertension patients
for the period January - March 2019 at the Kusuma
Main Clinic, Wonosobo City.
The highest number and percentage of drug
use in patients with hypertension by gender were
women, namely 57.69, based on age group > 50
years, namely 76.92%. The active substance that
was more widely prescribed was amlodipine,
which was 39.22%. The most antihypertensive
group was the calcium antagonist group, namely
More women suffer from hypertension when
they enter menopause, this is due to a decrease in
the hormone estrogen.
In this case, the related agencies of the
Health Department should provide counseling to
the public about hypertension management and a
healthy lifestyle, especially for those over 50 years