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close this bookNational Drug Policy - Nigeria (FMOH, WHO; 2005; 32 pages)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentACRONYMS
View the document1.0 INTRODUCTION
View the document2.0 DEFINITION
View the document3.0 GOALS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document4.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POICY
View the document5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
close this folder6.0 STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document6.1 SELECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.2 PROCUREMENT OF DRUGS
View the document6.3 DRUG REVOLVING FUND SCHEME
View the document6.4 PRICING POLICY
View the document6.5 DRUG STORAGE
View the document6.6 DRUG DISTRIBUTION
close this folder6.7 RATIONAL DRUG USE
View the document6.7.1 Education and Training:
View the document6.7.2 Rational Prescribing:
View the document6.7.3. Rational Dispensing
View the document6.7.4 Drug Information Services
View the document6.7.5 Drugs and Therapeutics Committees
View the document6.7.6 Self Medication
View the document6.8 DONATED DRUGS
View the document6.9 LOCAL DRUG PRODUCTION
View the document6.10 LEGISLATION
View the document6.11 INSPECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.12 IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.13 REGISTRATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.14 PATENTS
View the document6.15 QUALITY ASSURANCE
Open this folder and view contents6.16 REGULATIONS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING DRUGS
View the document6.17 PHARMACOVIGILANCE
View the document6.18 DRUG INFORMATION AND PROMOTION
View the document6.19 DRUG FINANCING AND AFFORDABILITY
Open this folder and view contents6.20 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.21 HERBAL AND OTHER TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
View the document6.22 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.23 CONTROL OF VETERINARY DRUGS
View the document6.24 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
View the document6.25 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 

6.7.3. Rational Dispensing

The objective of rational dispensing shall be to ensure that patients receive adequate information on the use of dispensed drugs in order to derive the desired benefits to them. In this regard the following shall be put in place:

i. Dispensing shall only be carried out on duly licensed premises;

ii. The minimum information requirement on the label of a dispensed medicine shall be the following:

Name of patient,
Generic name of dispensed drug,
Strength of the drug,
Dosage instruction in symbols or words as may be appropriate,
Duration of treatment
Date of dispensing, and
The name of the institution where the drug was dispensed;


iii. The patient shall be counselled on the use of dispensed drugs, in a conducive environment suitable for effective communication; and

iv. Dispensing shall be carried out in a suitable container that will be childproof and ensure the stability of the drug dispensed.

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