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Revista del Cuerpo Médico Hospital Nacional Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo

Print version ISSN 2225-5109On-line version ISSN 2227-4731


HERRERA-ANAZCO, Percy; VALENZUELA-RODRIGUEZ, Germán; TORRES-PESANTES, Luciana  and  TORO-HUAMANCHUMO, Carlos J.. Shortage of antidiabetics and antihypertensives in the context of the crisis by COVID-19 in Peru. Rev. Cuerpo Med. HNAAA [online]. 2021, vol.14, suppl.1, pp.22-27.  Epub Oct 30, 2021. ISSN 2225-5109.


An adequate supply of medicines in health establishments will increase the possibility of adequate control of hypertension and diabetes.


To determine the supply of antidiabetic and antihypertensive drugs at the national level in the context of the crisis by COVID-19.

Material y methods:

Analysis of the “Sistema Integrado de Suministro de Medicamentos e Insumos Médicos Quirúrgicos” (SISMED) Database, between June 13th and July 15th, 2020, according to the “National list for medicines of essential medicines” (PNUME) of Ministry of health.


Between 16% and 24% of the departments have a total shortage of at least one antidiabetic, and 4% and 96% of at least one antihypertensive. The most depleted antidiabetic was Metformin 500 mg, and the most depleted antihypertensive drugs were Labetalol 5 mg / ml iny, Atenolol 50 mg tab and Carvedilol 6.25 mg tab. The percentage of distribution was higher in hospitals and specialized institutes in comparison with primary health facilities.


There is a shortage of antihypertensive and antidiabetic drugs in health centers in Peru.

Keywords : Antihypertensive Agents; Hypoglycemic Agents; Health Services Accessibility; Health Facilities.

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