master's thesis
The reclassification of prescription drugs to the non-prescription status: what are the risks?

Daniel Zlatić (2015)
Sveučilište u Zagrebu
Farmaceutsko-biokemijski fakultet
Metadata
TitleReklasifikacija lijekova u bezreceptni status: koje opasnosti skriva?
AuthorDaniel Zlatić
Mentor(s)Živka Juričić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
U zadnjih 20 godina mnogi lijekovi su reklasificirani u bezreceptni način izdavanja što je pogodovalo rastućem trendu samoliječenja. Odgovorno samoliječenje i racionalna primjena bezreceptnih lijekova mogu donijeti stanovništvu brojne koristi. Međutim, kod bezreceptnih lijekova je prisutan manji utjecaj zdravstvenih stručnjaka na odabir lijeka i praćenje terapije što može rezultirati učestalijom neprikladnom potražnjom, očekivanjima i primjenom bezreceptnih lijekova. U istraživanju su se ispitali obrasci ponašanja stanovništva prilikom samoliječenja, njihova percepcija i stavovi o bezreceptnim lijekovima, učestalost njihova neprikladnog korištenja te koliki udio ispitanika ih sigurno i efikasno primjenjuje. Pokazalo se da većina ispitanika racionalno i odgovorno primjenjuje bezreceptne lijekove te da su uglavnom svjesni potencijalnih opasnosti samoliječenja. Međutim, utvrđeno je i da ispitanici u velikoj mjeri nisu dovoljno zdravstveno educirani da bi se mogli prikladno samoliječiti što navodi na zaključak da je potreban veći utjecaj ljekarnika kako bi se bezreceptni lijekovi primjenjivali prikladno, sigurno i učinkovito.
Keywordsself-medication nonprescription medication OTC
Parallel title (English)The reclassification of prescription drugs to the non-prescription status: what are the risks?
Committee MembersŽivka Juričić
Sanda Vladimir-Knežević
Renata Jurišić Grubešić
GranterSveučilište u Zagrebu
Farmaceutsko-biokemijski fakultet
PlaceZagreb
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelintegrated undergraduate and graduate
Study programmePharmacy
Academic title abbreviationmag. pharm.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2015-02-12
Parallel abstract (English)
Many prescription drugs have been reclassified to the non-prescription status in the last 20 years which has favored the growing trend of self-medication. Responsible self-medication and rational use of non-prescription drugs can bring many benefits to patients. However, health professionals have a smaller impact on non-prescription drugs selection and monitoring which could result in more frequent inappropriate demand, expectations and usage. In this study, the behavioral population patterns in self-medication were examined beside their perception and attitudes of non-prescription drugs. The overview of an inappropriate use frequency was also made as well as the overview of the population share that had used non-prescription drugs safely and effectively. The results showed that the majority of respondents had been rational and responsible users of non-prescription drugs, and generally aware of the potential self-medication risks. However, it was found that most of the respondents had not been enough health educated to be able to self-medicate themselves appropriately, which suggests that a larger pharmacist impact is required for an appropriate, safe and effective usage of non-prescription drugs.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)samoliječenje bezreceptni lijekovi OTC
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:163:619693
CommitterPetra Gašparac