Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Health Science, ICHS 2020, 26-27 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

A Study of Drug Information Service for Prescription Containing Antibiotic and its Sale without Prescription in Tangerang City Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-10-2020.2311314,
        author={Ambar  Listyorini and Yardi  Saibi and Nurmeilis  Nurmeilis},
        title={A Study of Drug Information Service for Prescription Containing Antibiotic and its Sale without Prescription in Tangerang City Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Health Science, ICHS 2020, 26-27 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICHS},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={simulated patients antibiotics without prescription drug information service tangerang city},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-10-2020.2311314}
    }
    
  • Ambar Listyorini
    Yardi Saibi
    Nurmeilis Nurmeilis
    Year: 2021
    A Study of Drug Information Service for Prescription Containing Antibiotic and its Sale without Prescription in Tangerang City Indonesia
    ICHS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-10-2020.2311314
Ambar Listyorini1, Yardi Saibi1,*, Nurmeilis Nurmeilis1
  • 1: Pharmacy Study Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Ciputat, 15419, Indonesia
*Contact email: yardi@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance can be caused due to its improper use. This study aimed to investigate the profile of information provided by pharmacy staff in Tangerang City to patients with prescriptions containing antibiotics and the actions taken by them on requests for antibiotics without a prescription. This was a cross-sectional study. Data were collected from pharmacy through the simulation patient method. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. The results showed that of the 55 pharmacies visited by patients, 98.18% of pharmacy staff who dispensed drugs to patients were non-pharmacists. The most information items provided to patients were the frequency of drug use. As many as 89.09% of pharmacy staff gave additional antibiotics asked by patients without prescription. Pharmacy staff services for patient taking antibiotic drugs in Tangerang City need to be re-evaluated so that they are in accordance with regulations.