Store and cost of medicine in Libya house.


  • Ebtesam Beshna
  • Wafa A. Said Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Technology, University of Alzaytuna, Libya
  • Rabab A. Alahrish Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Zawia, Libya
  • Rabab Alahrish Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Zawia, Libya
  • Reem A. Ashour Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sabrata, Libya.
  • Taqwa Mohamed Department of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical industry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Zawia, Libya
  • Aisha Tatoney Department of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical industry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Zawia, Libya



Background: The way we store our medications affects their effectiveness. When patients need to take their prescriptions outside the home, the health care provider should advise them on how to transport and store them safely.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate or determine the storage conditions of medicines, usage habits, and cost of medications in households in Libya.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included questionnaires conducted randomly in 100 Libyan homes. Householders were informed in advance of the survey, which took place from September to November 2023.

Resultsthe final questionnaire included the following sections: there was demographic data on household storage of medicines in Libya, types of medications found in Libyan households, places for drugs were stored in Libyan households, factors related to medications in Libyan households, and cost of drugs found in Libyan households.

Conclusion: the prevalence of household drug storage in 100-libya households was analgesics, antihypertension, and antiasthmatic. Most drugs kept at home were not appropriately labeled or stored in a safe place. This study highlights the urgent need for improved awareness and education regarding proper medication storage and labeling in Libyan households.



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DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2020.17595




How to Cite

Beshna , E., Said, W. A., Alahrish, R. A., Alahrish, R. A., Ashour, R. A., Mohamed, T., & Tatoney, A. (2024). Store and cost of medicine in Libya house. Medical and Pharmaceutical Journal, 3(1), 13–21.



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