How Do People Manage of Their Unused Medicines at Home?

Septianingrum, Ni Made Ayu Nila and Yuliastuti, Fitriana and Hapsari, Widarika Santi (2021) How Do People Manage of Their Unused Medicines at Home? In: BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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This study aims to determine how the people in Magelang manage drugs especially stored and disposed drugs. This research is an observational study using simple random sampling method. Questionnaires containing drug disposal sites, types of drugs stored, beliefs about where to dispose of drugs and who should be responsible for drug waste were distributed using google form and directly visited people in the Magelang. Respondents who took part in this study amounted to 202 people. The results obtained in this study were that most people kept tablets / capsules (63.87%) as drug supplies (66.80%) with indications for colds and coughs (28.81%). The public believes (54%) that unused drugs can be disposed of in the trash (61.80%). The conclusion of this study is that many people (65%) have never received socialization about how to properly dispose of drugs so that many people dispose of drugs such as disposing of household waste in general, and people agree (43.1%) if the medicine / container those that are not used are returned to the health facility. By disposing of drug waste in health facilities will prevent counterfeit drugs, illegal drugs and environmental damage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dispose of drugs drug storage and belief in throwing medicine
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 08:19
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 08:19

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