Introduction; One of the foremost and important steps towards rational anti-fungal use and
conservation is drug utilization research. A lot is known about the determinants and patterns of use
of antibiotics. However, only few studies have investigated consumption of antifungals in a given
Methods; the current study is a cross-sectional drug utilisation study of 304 clients purchasing
anti-fungal products from retail community Pharmacies. A structured questionnaire was used to
assess patient’s knowledge and attitude towards self- medication with anti-fungals, and to collect
data on factors that may be associated with obtaining anti-fungals without prescription. A semistructured interview guide was employed to explore pharmacists’ perspectives on their patients
receiving antifungals without a valid prescription. At 95% confidence interval and with a p –value
of 0.05, multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to determine predisposing factors to
obtaining antifungals without prescription.
Results: The t prevalence of obtaining antifungal medicines without a prescription was 0.74 (SE:
0.025, 95% CI: 0 .69- 0 .79). Average monthly income, health insurance status and educational
status were associated with obtaining medicines without prescription even when adjusted for age
Conclusion: Antifungal medicines are frequently obtained from community pharmacies without a
valid prescription from a physician. This has the potential to result in irrational dispensing and
irrational drug use and increase the risk of adverse events, which may contribute to the
development of resistance.
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