Table 5

Evaluation of knowledge among a national sample of pharmacists in Lebanon (n=310)

True/
False
% Answered correctly% Answered incorrect% Answered I do not know
Echinacea is commonly used for the treatment of cold and influenza symptoms52 T254 (81.9)22 (7.1)34 (11.0)
Echinacea can be used in patients with autoimmune disorders53 F76 (24.5)120 (38.7)114 (36.8)
Ginseng may increase blood pressure54 F68 (21.9)218 (70.3)24 (7.7)
Valerian should be used cautiously in patients using benzodiazepines55 F60 (19.4)216 (69.7)34 (11.0)
Ginkgo can increase the risk of bleeding when combined with warfarin56 57 T190 (61.3)42 (13.5)78 (25.2)
Ginkgo can be used to delay dementia58 T258 (83.2)26 (8.4)26 (8.4)
Omega-3 is beneficial for patients suffering from cardiovascular disorders59 60 T290 (93.5)9 (2.9)11 (3.5)
Omega-3 can be given safely to patient taking clopidogrel61 62 F59 (19.0)188 (60.6)63 (20.3)
Vitamin B complex may delay wound healing63 64 F154 (49.7)41 (13.2)115 (37.1)
Vitamin C when taken with iron (ferrous salt) increases its absorption65 T243 (78.4)36 (11.6)31 (10.0)