Investigation of antithrombotic drug use in terms of medicine abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic period


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Authors

  • Feyza KELLECİ ÇELİK Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Vocational School of Health Services, Department of Anesthesia, 70100 Karaman, Turkey
  • Hatice AKKAYA University of Health Sciences, Hamidiye Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Biochemistry, 34668 İstanbul, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59287/icpis.811

Keywords:

Antiaggregant, Anticoagulant, COVID-19, Blood Tinner, Google Trends

Abstract

Google Trends immediately reflect society's changing interest in a variety of topics. This study aimed to examine the use of antithrombotic drugs in terms of medicine abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic using Google Trends data. The words ‘Antithrombotic drugs’, ‘COVID-19’, and ‘Blood Thinner’ were searched for three periods; the COVID-19 pre-pandemic period, the COVID-19 pandemic period, and the COVID-19 vaccination period. The words ‘Antithrombotic drugs’, ‘Aspirin’, ‘Coraspin’, and ‘Plavix’ as antiaggregant, ‘Coumadin', ‘Eliquis’, ‘Pradaxa’, ‘Xarelto’ as anticoagulants were searched comparatively for Turkey and the worldwide. Relative search volumes were evaluated using the GraphPad statistical method. The search volume for ‘Blood Thinner’, ‘Aspirin’, and ‘Coraspin’ increased in other periods compared to the COVID-19 pre-pandemic period. COVID-19 has altered the popularity of antithrombotics both in Turkey and worldwide. As in our study, unconscious drug consumption can be prevented when the tendencies of society, especially on drug-related issues, are determined early with epidemiological studies.

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Published

2023-06-13

How to Cite

KELLECİ ÇELİK, F., & AKKAYA, H. (2023). Investigation of antithrombotic drug use in terms of medicine abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic period. International Conference on Pioneer and Innovative Studies, 1, 94–99. https://doi.org/10.59287/icpis.811

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