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RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 684-688


Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan

Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir.

Abstract
Objective: To assess pharmacists’ knowledge of herbal medicines concerning their experiences and patients’ interaction.
Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional methodology was selected for the current study. The information, data, and facts were gathered from January to April 2021.
Results: The study has 253 responses. The study showed that 213 (84.2%) participants thought that herbal medication is nontoxic to use, 205 (81%) approved that herbal medicines had efficacy, 176 (69.6%) indicated that herbal medicines were cost-effective, 197 (77.9%) recommended herbal medicines to their clan members and 152 (60.1%) acknowledged that they guide patients on herbal medicines.
Conclusion: Pharmacists should be well informed so that they can guide patients about the safe and effective use of medicines. It is suggested, pharmacy curriculum must be updated so that students have adequate information about herbal medicines' benefits and their possible risks particularly when used with allopathic medicines.

Key words: Pharmacists, herbal medicines, natural products, pharmacy, curriculum.


 
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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 684-688.


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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=111772 [Access: September 06, 2022].


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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 684-688.



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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . RMJ. (2022), [cited September 06, 2022]; 47(3): 684-688.



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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir (2022) Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . RMJ, 47 (3), 684-688.



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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. 2022. Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (3), 684-688.



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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. "Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan ." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 684-688.



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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir. "Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan ." Rawal Medical Journal 47.3 (2022), 684-688. Print.



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Kanwal Ashiq, Mehwish Qayyum, Mayyda Asif Bajwa, Sana Ashiq, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir (2022) Assessment of pharmacists towards the use of herbal medicines in Lahore, Pakistan . Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (3), 684-688.








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