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Extemporaneous Compounding: Attitudes Of Community Pharmacists At Khartoum City

Extemporaneous Compounding: Attitudes Of Community Pharmacists At Khartoum City

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Title: Extemporaneous Compounding: Attitudes Of Community Pharmacists At Khartoum City
Author: Gubara, Othman A.; Gubara, Tariq O.A.; Ayoub, Mohammed O.; ELHassan, Ali M.; Shayoub, Mohammed Elhassan; A, AbdAlla Ah. M. El.; A, Ali. M. El.
Abstract: To determine the type and extent of extemporaneous dispensing undertaken by community pharmacists and to assess their attitudes towards related issues. Methods: Self-administered questionnaire was handled to every third community pharmacy. Results: Fifty-four questionnaires were completed (78.6%), 61.1% males and 38.9% females; 33.3% of respondents dispensed 1 -5 prescription weekly; For 70.4% of respondents extemporaneous prescriptions made up >1%-5% of total prescriptions; Products prescribed were mainly dermatological preparations; The main reasons for prescribing were product not commercially available and physician’s preference; 92.6% stated that prescriber were very often dermatologist; 22.2% and 20.0% rated standard of the equipments and quality of the ingredients as high, respectively; 33.3% cited that lack of ingredients often limit extemporaneous dispensing; 44.5% and 40.8% had high confidence and satisfaction in extemporaneous compounding, respectively; 59.5% and 53.7% felt that undergraduate training was adequate and their skills increased since graduation, respectively; 81.4% and felt that refreshing courses would be useful; 77.8% agreed for periodical assessment of pharmacists; 40.8% and 40.7% believed that extemporaneous dispensing had greatly decreased in the few past years and will decrease in the future, respectively; 66.7% and 5% agreed that extemporaneous compounding should be undertaken by all pharmacists and decline for all, respectively; 48.2% supported specialist pharmacies. Conclusion: Extemporaneous compounding comprises minor part of pharmacy income. Pharmacists supported keeping extemporaneous compounding within the profession
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/24257


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