Toknow the best drug to prescribe to a patient the medical practitionershould take background information of the client, the history andcurrent medical conditions, medical interaction, past medications,current medications and medicine withdrawn previously from thepatient. Basically medicine should be prescribed on the currentdiagnosis with critical look in the patient health history anddoctor’s prescription.

Apatient receives a drug depending on situation and age. Dosages forchildren differ compared to adults. Patient dosage should beadministered in line with the case under study. A patient might needantibiotics and painkillers If he/she has an infection and pain.While another might only get antibiotic. Generally practitioners areguides by medical guide line and ethics while administering drugs notunder or overdose or deprive the patient necessary care.

Drugshould be administered in requirement with the need to administer thedrug. Different drugs are administered in different interval. Forinstance some drugs may only be administered once in a day whileother might be administered thrice or twice in a day or monthly. Themedical condition of a patient determines when a drug should beadministered. Drugs should not be administered in way that theypromote addiction and drug abuse.

Someindividual might have issue or difficulties taking the drugs or evenpast history. Correct diagnosis need to be made to aid the medicalPractitioner to prescribe the right medicine. This medicine shouldbe prescribed to a responsible care taker who on behave of thepatient will monitor the patient drug use.

Whendescribing the medicine the practitioner should always do everythingin the best interest of the patients and actions should beincompliance with relevant ethical and legal requirement.


Ms.Asiya Ibrahim, RNM, MSc Nursing Ms. Zeena Abdul Qayyoom, RNM, MScNursing Ms.

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