Assessment of Knowledge Intern Pharmacist on Interaction between Nsaids and Antihypertension in Hospitalsin Jos, Plateau State | Abstract

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Assessment of Knowledge Intern Pharmacist on Interaction between Nsaids and Antihypertension in Hospitalsin Jos, Plateau State

Author(s): Bana Daniel J*, Mabur Sylvanus B and Ugboja Godfrey

Introduction: Pharmaceutical care is the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcome that is, elimination or reduction of a patient symptom, arresting or slowing a disease progress and preventing a disease or symptom in order to improve patient’s quality of life). Beyond the hospital pharmacy set up, the concept of pharmaceutical care has influenced community pharmacy practice. This study was aimed at assessing pharmacist's knowledge of the interactions between these classes of medications, identification of the drug related problems in such patients taking these medications and their methods of resolving such problems.

Method: A descriptive cross sectional study among Intern Pharmacists working in Hospitals in Jos University Plateau state and who were willing to give their informed consent were included in the study. The data was collected and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26.0.

Results: Most of the respondents had good knowledge of side effects from antihypertensive use. Majority of the respondents claimed prescriptions containing anti-hypertensive and NSAIDs were commonly seen in their respective places of practice. One of the major hindrances to offering effective pharmaceutical care services to these patients was poor communication resulting from patient's age.

Conclusion: Based on the current study, most pharmacists were knowledgeable about the interactions between NSAIDS and Antihypertensive.

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