Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 0-0

Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists

Authors: Abdulaziz Saleh Alhamlan, Abdullah Naser Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Murdi Alanazi, Muhannad Ibrahim Althynayan, Zyad Faisal Alanazi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Turki Mohammed Alamri, Aamir Omair.

ABSTRACT

Background: Use of medications in general without a prescription has been noticeably common in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Thereby, this study aimed to identify the adult populationís perception of antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the proportion of the population that has used such antibiotics, and patientsí compliance in using these medications. Methodology: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among 400 individuals in different parks in Riyadh, based on convenience sampling technique. Questions about demographics and perceptions regarding the use of antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists were included in the questionnaire. Results: Around 339 individuals participated in this study. Their age ranged from 18 to 70 years old. The sample was equally distributed between females and males. Augmentin was the most commonly used antibiotic (36%), and 43% participants reported that they were allergic to penicillin. Only 42% knew antibiotics are used primarily to treat bacterial infections. Conclusion: Most patients still seek medical doctors for antibiotic prescriptions. Those who make use of pharmacists were more likely to be older and male. There is an indication of widespread abuse of antibiotic in Riyadh. This finding is of importance to the Saudi National program in regards to the establishment of strict laws regarding medical prescriptions to lower the prevalence of resistant bacterial infections.

Keywords:
Antibiotics, Pharmacists, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh


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Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists


Authors
Abdulaziz Saleh Alhamlan
Medical Intern, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Naser Al-Qahtani
Medical Intern, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Murdi Alanazi
Medical Intern, King Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Muhannad Ibrahim Althynayan
Medical Intern, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Zyad Faisal Alanazi
Medical Intern, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi
Medical Intern, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Mohammed Alamri
Medical Intern, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Aamir Omair
M.P.H, Epidemiology and Public Health, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdulaziz Saleh Alhamlan, Medical Intern, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; alhamlan104@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 28 Oct 2020
Accepted 02 Apr 2021
Published online 15 Apr 2021

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Alhamlan AS, Al-Qahtani AN, Alanazi AM, Althynayan MI, Alanazi ZF, Alenizi MM, Alamri TM, Omair A. Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


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Alhamlan AS, Al-Qahtani AN, Alanazi AM, Althynayan MI, Alanazi ZF, Alenizi MM, Alamri TM, Omair A. Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=22664 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


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Alhamlan AS, Al-Qahtani AN, Alanazi AM, Althynayan MI, Alanazi ZF, Alenizi MM, Alamri TM, Omair A. Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alhamlan AS, Al-Qahtani AN, Alanazi AM, Althynayan MI, Alanazi ZF, Alenizi MM, Alamri TM, Omair A. Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


Harvard Style

Alhamlan, A. S., Al-Qahtani, . A. N., Alanazi, . A. M., Althynayan, . M. I., Alanazi, . Z. F., Alenizi, . M. M., Alamri, . T. M. & Omair, . A. (2021) Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


Turabian Style

Alhamlan, Abdulaziz Saleh, Abdullah Naser Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Murdi Alanazi, Muhannad Ibrahim Althynayan, Zyad Faisal Alanazi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Turki Mohammed Alamri, and Aamir Omair. 2021. Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


Chicago Style

Alhamlan, Abdulaziz Saleh, Abdullah Naser Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Murdi Alanazi, Muhannad Ibrahim Althynayan, Zyad Faisal Alanazi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Turki Mohammed Alamri, and Aamir Omair. "Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists." doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alhamlan, Abdulaziz Saleh, Abdullah Naser Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Murdi Alanazi, Muhannad Ibrahim Althynayan, Zyad Faisal Alanazi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Turki Mohammed Alamri, and Aamir Omair. "Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists." doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alhamlan, A. S., Al-Qahtani, . A. N., Alanazi, . A. M., Althynayan, . M. I., Alanazi, . Z. F., Alenizi, . M. M., Alamri, . T. M. & Omair, . A. (2021) Perception of Saudi adults in Riyadh about using antibiotics prescribed by pharmacists. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603905855


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