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Pharmacy Practice (Internet)

versión On-line ISSN 1886-3655


ABAHUSSAIN, Nada A.; ABAHUSSAIN, Eman A.  y  AL-OUMI, Fawaz M.. Pharmacists' attitudes and awareness towards the use and safety of herbs in Kuwait. Pharmacy Practice (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.5, n.3, pp.125-129. ISSN 1886-3655.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and attitudes among pharmacists in Kuwait towards the use of herbs. Methods: Self-administered questionnaire was designed as the study instrument and distributed among 100 qualified pharmacists working in government and private pharmacies in Kuwait. Results: The mean age was 34.2 (SD=7.5) years. About 51% of pharmacists reported they had used herbal therapy in their lifetime. The majority were interested in herbal information, and their herbal information came mainly from their previous classes during college. Although the pharmacists' knowledge about uses of selected herbs was good, their awareness about side effects of those herbs was modest. About 31% of the pharmacists did not have enough information about potential interactions between herbs and conventional medicines. Conclusion: Herbal information is needed for pharmacy students as part of the Pharmacy College curriculum. Continuing education programs for practising pharmacists about the safety of different herbal products should be established in Kuwait.

Palabras clave : Herbal Medicine; Pharmacy Continuing Education; Pharmacy Graduate Education; Attitude of Health Personnel; Kuwait.

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