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|Title:||Common side effects and adverse drug reactions associated with herbal products in Bushenyi district|
|Publisher:||A research report submitted to the School of Pharmacy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Pharmacy of Kampala International University|
|Abstract:||A cross sectional study was conducted in Bushenyi district to review the side effects, adverse effects and the process of collecting herbal medicines between September 2013 and February 2014. The study found out that traditional herbs were being widely used in Bushenyi district in the treatment of malaria, cough, vaginal dryness, abdominal cramps, erectile dysfunction and fevers most frequently than other conditions. The study also found that the most common side effects were nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and headache reported by 12% of the respondents while of the respondents who reported adverse effects. Were 3(1.6%) 1.63% of the respondents reported that they were combining the herbal products with the conventional medicines. The study concluded that; the use of traditional herbs in Bushenyi was associated with various side effects, that very few respondents did experience life threatening adverse effects with the use of traditional herbs in Bushenyi district. That most respondents were exclusively using herbal medicines alone especially for the treatment of common community ailment and inally that the process of collecting herbal drugs in Bushenyi was crude and did not follow standard guidelines The study recommended that the government of Uganda should integrate traditional herbal medicines into the National health system in combination with National policy and regulation for products, practices and providers in order to ensure safety and quality; the use of safe, effective and quality products and practices, based on available evidence; acknowledge herbal medicines as part of primary health care and should ensure patient care by upgrading the skills and knowledge of herbalists. The government should also make provision, for research into herbal medicines since WHO fully recognizes herbal medicines as part of the health care system. And inally that the national drug authority should train the herbalists on scienti ic methods of collecting herbs.|
|Description:||A research report submitted to the School of Pharmacy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Pharmacy of Kampala International University|
|Appears in Collections:||Bachelor of Pharmacy|
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