2001
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-42302001000400001
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Abstract: A automedicação é uma prática bastante difundida não apenas no Brasil, mas também em outros países. Em alguns países, com sistema de saúde pouco estruturado, a ida à farmácia representa a primeira opção procurada para resolver um problema de saú-de, e a maior parte dos medicamentos consumidos pela população é vendida sem receita médica. Contudo, mesmo na maioria dos países industrializados, vários medicamentos de uso mais simples e comum estão disponíveis em farmácias, drogarias ou supermercados, e podem ser o… Show more

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“…The awareness of trends can lead to the identification and determination of disease prevalence, as well as the ability to gain insights into the use of clinical services (1). Self-medication is a major concern because it can hinder diagnosis and lead to the proliferation of resistant microorganisms and iatrogenic illnesses (2). Previous studies in various countries have reported an increase in self-medication (3), which has been described as a patient's decision to take medication on their own or on the advice of a pharmacist or layperson rather than consult a medical practitioner (1).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The awareness of trends can lead to the identification and determination of disease prevalence, as well as the ability to gain insights into the use of clinical services (1). Self-medication is a major concern because it can hinder diagnosis and lead to the proliferation of resistant microorganisms and iatrogenic illnesses (2). Previous studies in various countries have reported an increase in self-medication (3), which has been described as a patient's decision to take medication on their own or on the advice of a pharmacist or layperson rather than consult a medical practitioner (1).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…With the emergence of new technologies and complementary examinations, which gave a greater efficiency in diagnosing this doctorpatient relationship was being set aside, hence the increase in the number of patients complainants about the failure in dialog with physicians has grown, such as lack of confidence in the treatment indicated (Rocha et al, 2011). The Ministry of Health (MS) in line with the World Health Organization (WHO), for example, values features and methods biomedical not relating to the health/disease process/cure, in the expectation that manifest small networks agglutinated universal and integral care, based on physician-patient relations alternatives, to complement the service provided in public health care in health (Andrade and Costa, 2010).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Entretanto, a completude desses pré-requisitos nem sempre excluem o uso inadequado dos medicamentos e consequente automedicação. Esta prática envolve o uso de medicamentos sem prescrição, a utilização de prescrições antigas, o compartilhamento de medicamentos entre pessoas do circulo social ou utilização de sobras de medicamentos armazenados em casa [2].…”
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