Expert evaluation of consumer properties of probiotics marketed in Ukraine
Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 31, No. 2, 76-80
Iryna Chukhray1*, Halyna Bilushchak2,
Lubov Kolyasa2, Olha Tokar3, Andrij Datsko1
On the basis of results of experimental evaluation by 88 doctors and 100 pharmacists, the availability of information for them on probiotics has been investigated; new sources of such information have been detected, experts’ attitude to new probiotics has been studied. In the course of administration or recommendation of probiotics, experts are, mainly, guided by standards of medical aid and by their own experience. The main favorable effects of probiotics on human organism, in respondents’ opinion, are the normalization of the content of intestinal microflora and the normalization of functioning of digestive tract of human, as well as antialergetic and immunomodeling action. It is found that the main indication for application of probiotics are the syndrome of irritation of intestine and associated with antibiotic diarrhea. The averaged estimation (in points) of medicines has been calculated according to the following parameters: effectiveness, safety, frequency of prescription. With this, the competence of the experts was taken into account. The results of the carried out experts’ estimation can be used for optimization of the system of choice of probiotics.