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Paper Title: Current Disposal Practice Trends of Unused and Expired Medicines Among General Public in Hegde Nagar, Bangalore, India.
Authors Name: Sharad Arun Nigam , Balakeshwa Ramaiah
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Published Paper Id: IJRTI2301037
Published In: Volume 8 Issue 1, January-2023
Abstract: Background Among all the medications which are being prescribed to meet the ever-growing needs of people seeking better healthcare, not all are being consumed by the patients and enormous quantities are either remaining unused or getting expired. Furthermore, improper disposal of these medications is associated with harm to the environment and ecosystem, hence highlighting the need for proper ecopharmacovigilance. Objective To explore knowledge, attitude and disposal practices of unused/expired medicines among the general public. Materials and Methods The current study is a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study which was conducted among 151 participants in Bangalore, India. data obtained from the study was recorded, transcribed and analyzed in Microsoft Excel 2019 ® for frequency and percentage responses. Results A high percentage (50.3%) of participants possessed good knowledge score regarding medications. Majority (58.3%) admitted to possessing unused medicines at home. The major disposal practice was found to be throwing in the household garbage the unused (39.7%) and expired medication (60.3%). Almost all (93.4%) of the participants agreed that doctors and healthcare professionals should provide advice on safe disposal of unused and expired household medicines and majority (86.7%) also concurred that drug-take-back programs for unused and expired medicines be made mandatory. Conclusion There is a critical need to implement a suitable system to educate and guide the population towards safe disposal of unused and expired medicines and healthcare professionals at various levels must actively take part in it to carry it forward in an efficient manner.
Keywords: Unused medications, Expired medications, Medication disposal, Disposal practice, Population, UEMs
Cite Article: "Current Disposal Practice Trends of Unused and Expired Medicines Among General Public in Hegde Nagar, Bangalore, India. ", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijrti.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.8, Issue 1, page no.239 - 243, January-2023, Available :http://www.ijrti.org/papers/IJRTI2301037.pdf
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Country: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Research Area: Pharmacy
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