Profile of eye drops labelling of pharmacies’ prescription service in Surabaya

Frenido Aryanto, Syahrul Wahyudi, Arie Sulistyarini, Ana Yuda, Mufarrihah Mufarrihah

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Background: Drug labelling in prescription services is a critical stage because it contains information about the use of medicines. Objective: This study aimed to discover the drug information listed on the label of the eye drops prescription service at pharmacies in Surabaya. Method: An observational study with a cross-sectional design was used to conduct this research. Data collection was performed with the simulated patient method. The information on the label was examined using a checklist based on the “FIP Guidelines for The Labels of Prescribed Medicines” and the Minister of Health Regulation No. 73 of 2016. Result: Of 138 pharmacies visited in this study, 105 (76%) pharmacies dispensed the drug, and 83 (79%) pharmacies placed a label on the drug. The information that appeared the most was the pharmacy name (100.0%), pharmacy address (95.2%), patient name (90.4%), individual dosage instructions (100.0%), and dispensing date (88.0%). Then, the indicators that appear the least include the product name (9.6%), dosage form (2.4%), amount of drug (4.8%), expiration date (1.2%), and storage instructions (2.4%). Conclusion: Eye drops need to be maintained for their safety and efficacy. Hence, the period after opening needs to be included in the label.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-339
Number of pages4
JournalPharmacy Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2023


  • Drug information
  • Eye drops
  • Health service
  • Label
  • Prescription service


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