This blog is dedicated to everyone who everyday suffer with some complications arises due to newly introducing drug delivery systems and drug delivery devices because of improperly understood the way of utilize. Especially in India where majority of people residing in villages and hardly have primary education. New drug delivery systems and devices are showering in market every now n' then...........
the fact is people are still unable to administered dosage forms properly like effervescent tablet (should be disperse or dissolved in water), enteric coated tablets (should not be broken into pieces due to any reason), chewable tablets (should be chewed and not to be swallowed) which are different from conventional dosage form despite of instructions are given on every dosage form about its administration. These all dosage forms are present in market from longer period of time.
Newer formulations are still more complex than these ones......these things are somewhat difficult to digest by majority of population which are uneducated until it should not be discussed or explain in simple and clear manner. I suppose like the OTC product like ENO, DISPRIN, STREPSIL etc whose advertisements are coming in TV due to that people are very used to these types of dosage forms.
You may think, we can't go for the advertisement of dosage forms other than OTC preparation but one body is there who can take up this responsibility........OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT/ GOVERNMENT. Instead of going for the advertisement brand wise government can aware the people about the new drug deliveries available in market and how one can properly used them so that objective of preparing the delivery is fulfill.
In one side we are making new formulations under the name of patient compliance but if patient will go and ask the physician all the time about the delivery then it is not correct. TV is one of the best way to demonstrate the general crowd about the WAY OF drug administration because each and everyone watch TV and understand properly if explain in simple manner and once these thing constantly bombarding people will get habituated.
This sole responsibility should be taken by government and should also involve the professional persons for proper designing the advertisement, but same time it should be restricted to government only otherwise every industrial people exploit it like cosmetic products by making people day-dreaming.
People should understand which type of drug delivery they are taking, how to identify, how to use it properly, what happen if they didn't follow the instructions on label, which is for pediatric and which one is meant for adult, what is the difference between them all? And many more........
Many eyes are waiting for the help so that their less education should not become the cause of their complications; many people I seen they unintentionally
destroy the dosage form. General example what I seen many times with enteric coated tablet, that first dose of tablet they will take properly then once they start getting relief from complication then start reducing dose by taking half dose (by simply breaking the tablet into two) without consulting
with physician as well as unaware of property of enteric coated tablet. Because they know one thing ....DRUG IS POISON.
YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE INVITED ON THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE BEING PHARMACIST IT IS A PART OF OUR DUTY TO BRING OUT AWARENESS..........
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