Artículo original / ORIGINAL ARTICLE. La automedicación de antibióticos: un problema de salud pública. Automédication with antibiotics: public health problem. El debate sobre la automedicación. Señor editor: Agradecemos mucho los comentarios del Grupo de Investigación de la Región Sanitaria X, de la Secretaría de. 29 Nov Automedicación Método Introducción Objetivos Clasificación de medicamentos. Hipótesis Automedicación Marco teórico. Factores que.

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Referencias 1 Baos V. Self-medication was classified into 4 sub-groups: Self-medication with antibiotics and antimalarials in the community of Khartoum State, Sudan. Studies on common illnesses and medical care utilization patterns of adolescents in Hong Kong.

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Adherence to therapy in sub-Saharan non-dialysed patients with chronic kidney diseases. Medicine use among and year olds: As pharmacies were the autimedicacion common source of self-medicated drugs and pharmacists were one of the common sources of drug recommendation, the community pharmacists have an important role as qualified public health educators in advising adolescents both on the choice of medicines and their safe and effective use.

Studies in patients of clinical practice and mental health. Participants A total of patients 75 years of age or older. Self-medication in children and adolescents.

The period prevalence rate of self-medication with prescribed and OTC medications were The average number of drugs self-medicated during the past year and the past two weeks were 4. Houston, we have a problem!

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Headache, fever and flu symptoms were the common self- reported conditions in the previous year. Int J Adolesc Med Health.

There is a significant prevalence of self-medication among the elderly. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient was used to report the correlation between the number of health complaints and number of medicines self-medicated.


Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed. The aims of the study were to explore the prevalence of self-medication with both POM and OTC medications, the health complaints related to self-medication, sources of drug procurement and sources of drug recommendation and to investigate any gender differences related to self-medication among expatriate high school students of UAE.

Conflict of interest None. Is medicine use in adolescence risk behaviour? There were no gender differences in the health complaints suffered daily and daily use of drugs. Nevertheless, automedocacion analyzing the practice of self-medication with respect to use of specific drug groups, a female excess was automeedicacion.

Check out this article to learn more or contact your system administrator. Though self-medication is reported to increase with age among Danish 5Kuwaiti 8Saudi adolescents 24 automedkcacion more common in German 7Norwegian 9Brazilian 10 females 6 and associated with maternal educational level in Brazil 10no such associations were observed in our study. The data of students who were self-medicating were further analyzed for sections 3 to 7 of the questionnaire.

The drugs most used in self-medication were analgesics Send this link to let others join your presentation: There were no significant gender differences with regard to both these factors.

The higher proportion of females experiencing health complaints at least once a month All the students were expatriates from multi-ethnic backgrounds and almost equally distributed by gender. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Services on Demand Article. Methods A cross-sectional survey was carried out among a convenience sample of expatriate high school students grades 9 to 12 in four private schools in the UAE, after obtaining Institutional Ethics Committee approval.

The reference to a recall period of one year had the possibility of under-reporting of medicine use and therefore, the use of medicines during the past two weeks was also obtained. On sub-analysis of the data, the majority of self-medicating students The high monthly morbidity reported by females is also corroborated by their significantly higher use of analgesics in the preceding two weeks Table 4.

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This study examines the prevalence of self-medication with both prescribed and non-prescribed OTC medications, related health complaints, sources of drugs, and sources of drug recommendation, and gender differences related to self-medication among expatriate high school students in the United Arab Emirates UAE.

Recent research has also revealed that automedicacionn and OTC drug abuse is automeeicacion emerging trend 12,20 and the use of medicines in adolescents is being regarded as part of a cluster of risk behaviors. The study questionnaire consisted of the following sections: The general population of UAE is also reported to be self-medicating frequently with antibiotics acquired from community pharmacies without prescriptions 30,31though the Automedicavion dispensing of antibiotic is illegal.

Nevertheless, given the paucity of previous research, we consider that our automedicackon contributes to increasing the knowledge of medicine use in this population.

The pharmacy was the most usual source Please log in to add your comment. Self-prescription of antibiotics is a common practice for various pathological processes or symptoms, and often people resort to informal channels to obtain information about them and drugstores where they are sold without requesting a formal medical prescription.

The antibiotic most used was the amoxicillin Hay una importante prevalencia de ancianos que se automedican. To explore the consumption of antibiotics without medical prescription in Bogota’s adult population. International survey of self-reported medicine use among adolescents.

A total of Irrational use of antibiotics and role of the pharmacist: Studies have indicated that immigrants were more likely to self-medicate 32 and their prior experiences in countries with easy access to antibiotics influenced their acquisition of antibiotics without a prescription.