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