Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 5

A Novel Home Pharmacy Cabinet. Will it be Applicable?

Sara AR2, Mohamed Raslan2, Eslam M Shehata2 and Nagwa A Sabri1*

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy - Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2Drug Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Nagwa A Sabri, Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy - Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: April 20, 2022; Published: April 29, 2022


Background: There are different concerns raised about medication handling in the community, for example proper environmental conditions, repackaging, labelling, out of reach of children, medication cabinet organization, home storage, and medication expiration dates.

Aim: Highlighting the current situation of traditional home pharmacy cabinet and its drawbacks, and proposed improvements to be done to overcome such storage problems. Besides, we will mention the best ways for safe deposal of medication products.

Discussion: Home pharmacy cabinets are done from basic materials like plastic or wood. At the same time, it does not provide a secure and controlled place for medication storage. The consequences are increased medication errors, deterioration of drug products, and accidental children access. Cabinets made from plastic material (PVC) and insulated by asbestos, or fiberglass can provide a good durability, and will controlled storage environment. Different cooling systems can be installed for maintaining required storage temperature with cost effective prices. Community pharmacy disposal box can be distributed on regular bases for safe deposal of expired medications.

Conclusion: The home pharmacy cabinet may provide an appropriate, secure, temperature, and access controlled home storage environment. Thereby, we can minimize unintentional kid access to medications, protect on-shelf medication integrity, and provide a well-organized storage mean. Environmental contamination can be reduced by disposal boxes provided by community pharmacists.

Keywords: Pharmacy Cabinet; Medications; Storage; Stability; Traditional; Novel; Requirements


  1. Akici A., et al. “Assessment of the association between drug disposal practices and drug use and storage behaviors”. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 1 (2018): 7-13.
  2. Yang CHJ., et al. “Analysis of Medications Returned During a Medication Take-Back Event”. Pharmacy (Basel)3 (2015): 79-88.
  3. Schillie SF., et al. “Medication overdoses leading to emergency department visits among children”. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 373 (2009): 181-187.
  4. Martins RR., et al. “Prevalence and risk factors of inadequate medicine home storage: a community-based study”. Revista de Saúde Pública 51 (2017): 95.
  5. Gellad WF., et al. “A systematic review of barriers to medication adherence in the elderly: looking beyond cost and regimen complexity”. The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 1 (2011): 11-23.
  6. Wasserfallen JB., et al. “Composition and cost of drugs stored at home by elderly patients”. Annals of Pharmacotherapy5 (2003): 731-737.
  7. Wieczorkiewicz SM., et al. “Behind closed doors: medication storage and disposal in the home”. Annals of Pharmacotherapy4 (2013): 482-489.
  8. Benotti MJ., et al. “Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds in U.S. drinking water”. Environmental Science and Technology 3 (2009): 597-603.
  9. Iyer Vijayan and Mastorakis Nikos. “Experimental Investigations on Eco-Friendly Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems”. Proceeedings of the 4th WSEAS Int. Conference On Fluid Machanics and Aerodynamics (2006).


Citation: Nagwa A Sabri., et al. “A Novel Home Pharmacy Cabinet. Will it be Applicable?". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.5 (2022): 30-32.


Copyright: © 2022 Nagwa A Sabri., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Acceptance rate32%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is June 25, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US