- 医療薬学 (ISSN:1346342X)
- vol.28, no.1, pp.41-46, 2002-02-10 (Released:2011-03-04)
Hospital pharmaceutical preparations (HPP) are used in patients whose complications are not well controlled by the commercially available drugs or injections. The use of HPP is effective when HPP are proposed through clinical pharmacy services. A questionnaire was developed to evaluate the use of HPP and then was sent to 49 hospital pharmacies who belong to the Hokkaido Association for Hospital Pharmaceuticals.As a result, 32 institutions replied to questionnaire, thus indicating a recovery rate of 65%. HPP, including mixtures of injectable drugs, were used at 30 out of 32 institutions. According to the questionnaires, 11 hospitals manufactured 24 HPP which were used during clinical pharmacy services. Half of these preparations were used to care for adverse symptoms, such as stomatitis, induced by the cancer chemotherapy.The use of HPP prepared by clinical pharmacy services is closely related to patient's symptoms. The practical use of HPP is not only considered to improve drug compliance and the QOL of patients, but are also thought to enhance the general capabilities of pharmacists in clinical pharmaceutical practice.