Table 4A

Current practices of dispensing CAM products among a national sample of community pharmacists in Lebanon (n=310)

AlwaysOftenSometimesRarelyNo
Do you sell CAM products in your pharmacy?109 (35.2)104 (33.5)70 (22.6)15 (4.8)12 (3.9)
Do you get inquiries from patients regarding the use of CAM products?92 (29.7)92 (29.7)69 (22.3)38 (12.3)19 (6.1)
Do you advise patients on safe use of CAM products?126 (40.6)74 (23.9)72 (23.2)22 (7.1)16 (5.2)
Do you ask your patient about their feedback after their use of CAM products?136 (43.9)57 (18.4)56 (18.1)43 (13.9)18 (5.8)
Do you report any adverse effect occurred with patients using CAM products?30 (9.7)23 (7.4)27 (8.7)43 (13.9)187 (60.3)
Do you get referrals from naturopath to your pharmacy?21 (6.8)38 (12.3)52 (16.8)42 (13.5)157 (50.6)
Do you check for CAM product–drug interaction?121 (39.0)66 (21.3)44 (14.2)38 (12.3)41 (13.2)
  • CAM, complementary and alternative medicine.