Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Abdalla Elkhawad, Ahmed Abdel Magied, Maha Hieba, Azza Gaily, Israa Edress, Ahfad University for Women. the Awareness of Sudanese Pharamcists about Drug-Drug Interaction

Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Abdalla Elkhawad, Ahmed Abdel Magied, Maha Hieba, Azza Gaily, Israa Edress, Ahfad University for Women. the Awareness of Sudanese Pharamcists about Drug-Drug Interaction

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Abdalla Elkhawad, Ahmed Abdel Magied, Maha Hieba, Azza Gaily, Israa Edress, Ahfad University for Women. The awareness of Sudanese pharamcists about drug-drug interaction.

This study aimed at assessment of the awareness and knowledge of the community pharmacists about drug-drug interactions. The area of the study was Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman in Khartoum State. The target group included 200 pharmacists who were randomly selected and divided as follows: 70 pharmacists from Khartoum, 70 pharmacists from Omdurman and 60 pharmacists from Khartoum North. The primary data was collected through 3 prescriptions each area one prescription:

Perscription 1: captopril 20mg + Amigel

Prescription 2: Amoxicillin 500mg + Allopurianol 300mg.

Prescription 3: Asprin 300mg + I Buprofen 300mg.

Some of the findings included

--In prescription one, none of the pharmacists referred the patient back to the doctor or refused to dispense nor did any of them advised the patient to take the medicine at different times.

--For prescription two, none of the pharmacists referred the patient back to the doctor or refused to dispense but only one advised the patient to take the medicine at different times. …

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