Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 803-807

Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Aljawharah Alasfour, Fakhria Al-Joufi, Jana Aljoufi, Taif Bin Ayesh, Tagrid Alhanoud, Bushra Alrmmali, Ghaida Almuthri.

ABSTRACT

Background: Knowledge of food-drug interactions (FDI) is necessary to obtain a full therapeutic effect from the medication. Due to a lack of awareness, they are neglected. Thus, interactions may lead to undesired effects. The present study was conducted to assess the FDI among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia Methodology: This is a prospective questionnaire study comprising 14 questions. Each question had yes, no, and do not know options. The study was conducted among Pharmacy College students to assess their awareness about the FDI. These questionnaires were prepared in Google Forms and circulated through WhatsApp, and the responses were collected. Responses were evaluated using Microsoft Excel. Results: The study found that students had limited awareness of FDI. Conclusion: The studyís findings support the need for educating students and updating their knowledge through additional training and frequent patient counseling to improve therapeutic efficacy, drug compliance, and safety of patients.

Keywords:
Food-drug interactions, students of Aljouf University, Awar


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Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Aljawharah Alasfour
Pharmacist, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fakhria Al-Joufi
Pharmacology Department, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
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Jana Aljoufi
Pharmacist, Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Taif Bin Ayesh
Pharmacist, Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Tagrid Alhanoud
Pharmacist, Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Bushra Alrmmali
Pharmacist, Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Ghaida Almuthri
Pharmacist, Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Pharmacology Department, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia.; faaljoufi@ju.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 23 Nov 2020
Accepted 15 Dec 2020
Published online 27 Jan 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Alasfour A, Al-Joufi F, Aljoufi J, Ayesh TB, Alhanoud T, Alrmmali B, Almuthri G. Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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Alasfour A, Al-Joufi F, Aljoufi J, Ayesh TB, Alhanoud T, Alrmmali B, Almuthri G. Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=9275 [Access: April 22, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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Alasfour A, Al-Joufi F, Aljoufi J, Ayesh TB, Alhanoud T, Alrmmali B, Almuthri G. Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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Alasfour A, Al-Joufi F, Aljoufi J, Ayesh TB, Alhanoud T, Alrmmali B, Almuthri G. Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 22, 2021]; 5(3): 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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Alasfour, A., Al-Joufi, . F., Aljoufi, . J., Ayesh, . T. B., Alhanoud, . T., Alrmmali, . B. & Almuthri, . G. (2021) Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (3), 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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Alasfour, Aljawharah, Fakhria Al-Joufi, Jana Aljoufi, Taif Bin Ayesh, Tagrid Alhanoud, Bushra Alrmmali, and Ghaida Almuthri. 2021. Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


Chicago Style

Alasfour, Aljawharah, Fakhria Al-Joufi, Jana Aljoufi, Taif Bin Ayesh, Tagrid Alhanoud, Bushra Alrmmali, and Ghaida Almuthri. "Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alasfour, Aljawharah, Fakhria Al-Joufi, Jana Aljoufi, Taif Bin Ayesh, Tagrid Alhanoud, Bushra Alrmmali, and Ghaida Almuthri. "Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 803-807. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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Alasfour, A., Al-Joufi, . F., Aljoufi, . J., Ayesh, . T. B., Alhanoud, . T., Alrmmali, . B. & Almuthri, . G. (2021) Food-drug interactions: a survey among students of Pharmacy College in Al-Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 803-807. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1606122635


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