Is It Safe to Take Expired Drugs?

It’s allergy season, and the only bottle of Loratadine in your cabinet is one that expired in 2012. Is it safe to take, or should you brave the haze of pollen to get a fresh supply at the drugstore? In general, expired drugs aren’t likely to kill you, but there are some things you should … Continue reading Is It Safe to Take Expired Drugs?

Doctors handwritings or real Pharmacists: What’s more important?

Actually both are important and can't replace each other. In fact we don't have to even compare them. Pharmacists are one of the sole part of any healthcare system which is absent in Bangladesh where as doctors handwritings relates with their writing skill. Rather saying real Pharmacist or fake, we should say Pharmacist only which … Continue reading Doctors handwritings or real Pharmacists: What’s more important?

এক ব্যবস্থাপত্রে ১৯ ওষুধ, ব্যবস্থাপত্রে লেখা হচ্ছে অপ্রয়োজনীয় ওষুধ।

Polypharmacy is one of the leading cause of drug toxicity among patients and can turn into patient death sometimes. According to rational use of medicines standard on an average a new patient should not have more than 2-3 medicine prescribed maximum in first visit and for review patient maximum 1-2 added excluding changing existing ones. … Continue reading এক ব্যবস্থাপত্রে ১৯ ওষুধ, ব্যবস্থাপত্রে লেখা হচ্ছে অপ্রয়োজনীয় ওষুধ।

ওষুধকে হালকাভাবে নেবেন না (Do not treat medicines ordinarily)

Medicines are one kinds of poisons for any living things untill it is needed to treat a specific disease condition in a living matter. Using medicines irrationally and inappropriately may harmful for any living matters, which may even life threatening. Pharmacists are the legal experts of synthesis, manufacturing, managing and dispensing of medicines with proper … Continue reading ওষুধকে হালকাভাবে নেবেন না (Do not treat medicines ordinarily)

FAQ 7: As a Pharmacist what is your recommendation for a patient who is taking Insulin for diabetes melitus and would like to be fasting during the day for a particular period of time to perform his/her religious direction during Holy Ramadaan?

Ramadan is the holy month of fasting in which Muslims refrain from food, fluids, oral medications and smoking from sunrise until sunset. The Koran specifically exempts from fasting those for whom it may have harmful consequences, such as pregnant women, the elderly and those with medical conditions. Fasting is not recommended for type 1 diabetes … Continue reading FAQ 7: As a Pharmacist what is your recommendation for a patient who is taking Insulin for diabetes melitus and would like to be fasting during the day for a particular period of time to perform his/her religious direction during Holy Ramadaan?

FAQ 6: What are Essential Medicine? Why a country must have an Essential Medicines List (EML)?

Essential medicines were originally defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as those which: satisfy the needs of the majority of the population and therefohould be available at all times, in adequate amounts, in appropriate dorice the individual and community can afford. Development of the concept The idea of defining essential medicines – and establishing a list of … Continue reading FAQ 6: What are Essential Medicine? Why a country must have an Essential Medicines List (EML)?

FAQ 5: What is Pharmacovigilance?

Pharmacovigilance Pharmacovigilance (PV) is defined as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem (1). WHO established its Programme for International Drug Monitoring in response to the thalidomide disaster detected in 1961. Together with the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, … Continue reading FAQ 5: What is Pharmacovigilance?