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Assessment of Pharmacist Awareness Knowledge and Attitude of Fluranizine in Rafha Saudi Arabia

Alshammary OS, Amir D and Sultana S*

Journal Title:Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Objective: This research was aimed to provide a platform for conducting assessment of knowledge and attitude of the pharmacist in Rafha city, Saudi Arabia about Flunarizine. Methods: A cross-sectional research design in which self-completed questionnaire was distributed among 50 randomly selected pharmacists in Rafha. The study was conducted during 8-week study period from March 2015 to April 2015. Results: From the 50 pharmacists participated in the study, there were 2 females (4%, n=2) and 48 males (96%, n=48).The age of participants ranged from 23 to 33 years with mean equals 26.8 years, the experience years ranged from (1.5 to 10.5) with mean equals 4.17. The first part of the questionnaire contained 10 closed ended questions. 100% of participant population choosed the (yes) answer. For the second part of a questionnaire containing 10 questions related to the beliefs and attitude of the pharmacist in consulting and dispensing fluranizine, the choices of pharmacists for answering were different. Conclusion: The findings of this unique study showed that participants had moderate knowledge about fluranizine. In summary, Pharmacists need to be more informed regarding therapeutic indications, drug interactions, dose and precautions taken about fluranizine.