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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Awareness of expiration dates of repackaged prescription medications (at room temperature)

Question Answer N %
Total number of respondents 254 100.00

Expiration date of pills after opening the original package <1 month 15 5.91
1 month 20 7.87
2 months 13 5.12
3 months 39 15.35
6 months 38 14.96
9 months 0 0.00
1 year 51 20.08
1.5 years 2 0.79
2 years 3 1.18
Same as the date printed in the original package 73 28.74

Expiration date of repackaged pills for unit-dose at pharmacy <1 month 45 17.72
1 month 53 20.87
2 months 13 5.12
3 months 72 28.35
6 months 47 18.50
9 months 0 0.00
1 year 22 8.66
1.5 years 0 0.00
2 years 2 0.79

Expiration date of repackaged pulverized powder for unit-dose after grinding pills at pharmacy <1 month 106 41.73
1 month 67 26.38
2 months 9 3.54
3 months 44 17.32
6 months 15 5.91
9 months 2 0.79
1 year 10 3.94
1.5 years 0 0.00
2 years 1 0.39
Korean J Clin Pharm 2021;31:96-103 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2021.31.2.96
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