Analysis of opinions of dermatology physicians and patients concerning extemporary preparations




extemporary (compounded) preparations, prescriptions, dermatology physicians, patients, questionnaire survey, Google template


Despite the vast variety and ever increasing number of commercially manufactured drugs for the last few years, extemporary preparations are also prescribed by medical specialists, made by compounding pharmacies and distributed to patients. Issues regarding the future prospects of extemporary preparations are quite complicated. They depend on the willingness of pharmacologists to make such preparations, as well as on the amount of the prescribed medications and the attitude of patients towards them.

Aim. To assess the benefits and drawbacks related with medical prescription, preparation and application of compounded dermatologic preparations based on the questionnaire survey of physicians and population in the Donetsk region.

Materials and methods. An anonymous questionnaire survey using a Google template was held among dermatology physicians and the population of Donetsk region. The study was performed using methods of questionnaire survey, categorization and generalization.

Results. According to the results of the study, it has been found that doctors give an important role to extemporary (compounded) medical preparations made by compounding pharmacies and the related personal medical approach to the patient’s treatment. They see the potential of using such medications. However, physicians usually prescribe commercially produced drugs to the population majority. According to the population, this is due to the fact that many physicians do not have information about compounding pharmacies. It has been determined that only half of the population would like to be prescribed medicines of pharmacy manufacture, but the majority (36.2 %) of the population does not know any compounding pharmacies.

Conclusions. The research conducted allowed us to characterize the current state of the attitude of physicians and the population to (compounded) preparations, as well as to determine its advantages and disadvantages.

Author Biographies

A. S. Nemchenko, National University of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Dr. habil.), professor, head of the Department of Organization and Economy of Pharmacy

K. O. Tsarova, National University of Pharmacy

postgraduate student of the Department of Organization and Economy of Pharmacy

V. M. Khomenko, Donetsk National Medical University

Doctor of Pharmacy (Dr. habil.), professor, head of the Pharmacy and Pharmacology Department


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