Publication Type : Journal Article
Source : Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2019; 11(3):300-303.
Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334943547_Evaluation_of_Community_Pharmacies_Dispensing_Pattern_and_Practice_of_Antituberculosis_Drugs_in_North_Karnataka_Region
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Pharmacy
Department : Pharmacy Practice
Verified : No
Year : 2019
Abstract : The study aimed to evaluate the dispensing pattern and practices of community pharmacies towards antituberculosis drugs. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional, prospective study was conducted at Belagavi, Karnataka, India based on survey of pharmaceutical outlets in the locality. A structured interview form was used to assess availability and non-availability of Anti-TB drugs, dispensing Anti-TB drugs, Community pharmacist dispensing pattern of Anti-TB drugs in weekly and monthly basis. Results: A total of 228 community pharmacists participated in the Survey. Of these, 204 community pharmacists (90.35%) were male and 22 community pharmacists (9.65%) were female. The majority of 198 community pharmacists (86.84%) Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm). 86 community pharmacies (37.72%) were dispensing Anti-TB drugs. The majority (37.04%) of the community pharmacies were expecting to dispense Anti-TB drugs for 2 to 3 tuberculosis patients monthly. Community pharmacies located near Government civil hospital, 108 to 137 tuberculosis patients seeking Anti-TB drugs monthly. 53 community pharmacies (61.62%) dispensing Anti-TB drugs through Private Physicians prescriptions. Conclusion: Tuberculosis patients are neglecting where Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) facility for free treatment are available. Violation of the guidelines and regulations of dispensing Anti-TB potentially contribute to emergence of drug- resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The community pharmacist should be encouraged to participate Directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) program through RNTCP training.
Cite this Research Publication : Uday Kumar Rangaswamy, Madiwalayya Shivakantayya Ganachari. Evaluation of Community Pharmacies Dispensing Pattern and Practice of Antituberculosis Drugs in North Karnataka Region. Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2019; 11(3):300-303.