Prevalence of self-medication among students of State University of Amazonas (Brazil)

dc.contributor.authorIuras, Anderson
dc.contributor.authorFranco Marques, Andre Augusto
dc.contributor.authorRoberti Garcia, Lucas da Fonseca [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorSantiago, Michael Brian
dc.contributor.authorLima Santana, Luana Kelly
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Estado Amazonas
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Paulista
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-26T17:07:12Z
dc.date.available2018-11-26T17:07:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-01
dc.description.abstractObjective: Brazil occupies the fifth position in the list of medical drugs consumption, being first in Latin America. The present study aimed to determine whether this practice is common among students of the State University of Amazonas (Brazil). Methods: Students from the nursing, medicine and dentistry courses; and attending the third, fourth and fifth semesters were submitted to questionnaires to assess the prevalence of self-medication. However, from the students previously selected, only one hundred-eighty completely attended to the inclusion criteria. Results: When asked if they have already used non-prescription drugs, 89% of the students answered yes, and only 11% answered no. Headache, muscle aches, sore throat, fever, and inflammation were the main complaints that led to the practice of self-medication. Analgesics/antipyretics, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and muscle relaxants represented the main classes of drugs used to alleviate such symptoms and signs. Conclusion: Preventive and educational measures should be applied, contributing to the reduction of risks caused by self-medication; and consequently, educating future professionals regarding the danger that some medical drugs may represent. (C) 2016 Sociedade Portuguesa de Estomatologia e Medicina Dentaria. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estado Amazonas, Escola Saude, Curso Med, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estado Amazonas, Escola Saude, Curso Odontol, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Fac Odontol Aracatuba, Dept Odontol Restauradora, Aracatuba, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Paulista, Inst Ciencias Saude, Curso Farm, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Fac Odontol Aracatuba, Dept Odontol Restauradora, Aracatuba, SP, Brazil
dc.format.extent104-111
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rpemd.2016.01.001
dc.identifier.citationRevista Portuguesa De Estomatologia Medicina Dentaria E Cirurgia Maxilofacial. Lisboa: Spemd-soc Portuguesa Estomatologia & Medicina Dentaria, v. 57, n. 2, p. 104-111, 2016.
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rpemd.2016.01.001
dc.identifier.fileWOS000386008300006.pdf
dc.identifier.issn1646-2890
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/162081
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000386008300006
dc.language.isopor
dc.publisherSpemd-soc Portuguesa Estomatologia & Medicina Dentaria
dc.relation.ispartofRevista Portuguesa De Estomatologia Medicina Dentaria E Cirurgia Maxilofacial
dc.relation.ispartofsjr0,167
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectSelf medication
dc.subjectAdverse effects
dc.subjectTherapeutic use
dc.titlePrevalence of self-medication among students of State University of Amazonas (Brazil)en
dc.typeArtigo
dcterms.rightsHolderSpemd-soc Portuguesa Estomatologia & Medicina Dentaria

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