WHICH SYRUP FLAVOR PEDIATRIC POPULATION PREFERS THE MOST?

  • GEORGE MATHEW PANACHIYIL Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • TIRIN BABU Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Objectives: To find out syrup flavor preferences among pediatric patients.


Methods: This prospective survey included 350 pediatric patients in a multispecialty hospital and was conducted for over four months. The patients filled a pro forma with a questionnaire regarding the syrup flavor preferences details among four drug categories. If the patients were unable to fill the questionnaire, the parents were asked to fill the same.


Results: In our survey, the first preference of the syrup flavors by male gender from all four drug categories were banana-vanilla, orange, lime, and orange-lemon flavors. Whereas, the same in the female gender were the following: Strawberry, grape, banana-pineapple, and strawberry-lemon flavors.


Conclusion: The creation of an acceptable syrup taste using flavors should be taken into account by the healthcare professionals before prescribing it to the children.

Keywords: Syrup, Flavors, Drugs, Pediatric patients, Medication adherence

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PANACHIYIL, G. M., and T. BABU. “WHICH SYRUP FLAVOR PEDIATRIC POPULATION PREFERS THE MOST?”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 14, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 170-1, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2021.v14i4.40599.
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