Vol 32: The Prescribing and Dispensing of Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors in South Korea: A Questionnaire Survey of Patient Discomfort.Report as inadecuate



 Vol 32: The Prescribing and Dispensing of Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors in South Korea: A Questionnaire Survey of Patient Discomfort.


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This article is from The World Journal of Mens Health, volume 32.AbstractPurpose: This study was performed to investigate the discomfort reported by patients taking phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors PDE5Is in clinical practice. Materials and Methods: From September 2011 to March 2012, we surveyed patients who were prescribed PDE5Is for erectile dysfunction ED. The questionnaire elicited information concerning: patient characteristics, medication counseling received and inconveniences experienced in hospitals and at pharmacies, effects of PDE5Is, and the separation of the prescribing and the dispensing of PDE5Is. Results: A total of 237 patients completed the questionnaire mean age: 58.81±9.14 years. Among the 62 patients 26.0% who reported having encountered some inconveniences in hospitals, the most frequently expressed concerns assistant staff, including nurses 38.7%, testing procedures 27.4%, and the issuing of prescriptions 22.6%. Of the 137 patients 57.8% who noted inconveniences in obtaining medications from pharmacies, 60.6% cited self-consciousness as the most common reason, followed by insufficient medication counseling 22.6%, and absence of consultation 11.6%. In contrast, 82% of the patients were satisfied with the medication counseling that they had received in hospitals, covering drug usage, side effects, and precautions regarding PDE5Is; this proportion was only 30% for pharmacies. Further, most patients 89% indicated that they preferred to obtain their prescriptions and medications for ED from the hospital at the same time. Conclusions: Treatment of ED is a highly private matter. According to the survey, ED patients more often felt that obtaining medication from pharmacies was inconvenient. The sociocultural aspects of ED necessitate that exceptions to separating the prescribing and the dispensing of medication be considered.



Author: Kim, Sang Woo; Kim, Jong Wook; Chae, Ji Yun; Kim, Jin Wook; Yoon, Cheol Yong; Oh, Mi Mi; Park, Hong Seok; Kim, Je Jong; Moon, Du Geon

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