There was an increase in utilization of vitamins and immune boosters during the emergence of COVID-19 disease.
This was revealed in a study conducted by a number of scholars, among them Dr. Sylvia Opanga from the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi.
The study further revealed that no antimalarials or antibiotics were dispensed without a prescription despite the hype and requests.
The scholars noted that community pharmacists have a key role in any pandemic with prevention and guidance.
The findings of the study titled: Availability of medicines in community pharmacy to manage patients with COVID-19 in Kenya; pilot study and implications can be found here.