Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2021 Apr 19; 13(2):8-10 DOI: 10.33620/FC.2173-9218.(2021/Vol13).002.03

Challenges and actions of the community pharmacist regarding vitamin D

Ferreira Alfaya FJ1
1. Farmacéutico comunitario. Farmacia Alfonso XIII (Melilla) y Servicios Médicos del Centro Penitenciario de Melilla.
Ferreira FJ. Desafíos y acciones del farmacéutico comunitario respecto a la vitamina D. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2021 Apr 19; 13 (2): 8-10 DOI: 10.33620/FC.2173-9218.(2021/Vol13).002.03
Abstract : 

Vitamin D deficiency is recognized in the majority of the European population. Given its importance in a variety of biological processes, the community pharmacist must respond in commitment to public health with patient-centered actions susceptible to vitamin D deficiency or bone fragility. The actions highlighted in this letter are: patient education, enhance employment or ensure adherence to supplements that guarantee bone health, detection of problems related to medications or negative results associated with medication and incorporate into screening services equipment that detects risks of fractures in their prevention or monitor treatments. In short, responding to this challenge presents an opportunity for the pharmacist to expand services in the face of insufficiently covered health demand.

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