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ISSN: 2376-0419

Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
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The Practice of Polypharmacy: Do Pharmacists Have A Role?

Samuel Koshy*
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Kuwait University, Kuwait
*Corresponding Author : Samuel Koshy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Kuwait University, P.O Box 24923
Safat 13110, Kuwait
Tel: + 965 24636860
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received: February 4, 2016 Accepted: February 20, 2016 Published: February 27, 2016
Citation: Koshy S (2016) The Practice of Polypharmacy: Do Pharmacists Have A Role? J Pharma Care Health Sys 3:153. doi: 10.4172/2376-0419.1000153
Copyright: © 2016 Koshy S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Polypharmacy is the use of more drugs than are necessary for the medical management of a patient. Although in the past, polypharmacy was considered to be harmful, recently it is gaining acceptance to be therapeutically beneficial in many circumstances. Pharmacists who are generally considered as drug experts, are in a unique position to monitor and intervene in patients with polypharmacy and improve their quality of life. This article highlights the relevance of pharmacists' role in the practice of polypharmacy.

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