|Title:||Community pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes and practices towards herbal remedies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Abstract:||There is an increasing trend towards consumption of complementary and alternative herbal products in many parts of the world. A cross-sectional sample of 115 community pharmacists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was visited and information on knowledge, attitudes and practices towards herbal remedies was collected using a structured questionnaire. All pharmacists acknowledged dispensing herbal products through their pharmacies. Ginseng was the most widely used product [47%], followed by ginkgo [23%], valerian [17%] and St John's wort [3.5%]. In general, pharmacists had poor awareness about potential herb-drug interactions. While 56% of participating pharmacists expressed concerns about the safety of herbal remedies, 30% considered them to be harmless. Community pharmacists need to be better informed about herbal products|
|Subject:||Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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