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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Experiences of prescription drugs side effects

Experiences of side effects N %
Total no. of respondents 189 100.0
Number of visits to community pharmacies to fill prescriptions in the past year 1-2 40 21.2
3-4 56 29.6
5-6 36 19.0
7 or more 57 30.2

Direct experience of side effects from prescription drugs Yes 33 17.5
No 156 82.5

Indirect experience of side effects from prescription drugs of close acquaintances or family member Yes 57 30.2
No 132 69.8

Interest in side effects information as reported in the media (Likert score) Very interested(4) 45 23.8
Interested(3) 110 58.2
Not interested(2) 32 16.9
Not interested at all(1) 2 1.1

Awareness of recent Tamiflu incident related to hallucinatory side effects (Likert score) Well aware(4) 52 27.5
Aware(3) 95 50.3
Unaware(2) 32 16.9
Completely unaware(1) 10 5.3
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