Automedicación en gestantes que acuden al Instituto nacional Materno Perinatal, Perú 2011

Elsy Miní, Rocio Varas, Yuliana Vicuña, María Lévano, Luis Rojas, Julio Medina, Joece Butron, Renzo Aranda, Ericson L. Gutierrez

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Resumen

We aim to determine the prevalence of self prescribing behaviour during pregnancy and its characteristics. For this purpose, we designed a cross sectional study and interviewed 400 pregnant women who had their prenatal care at Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal, Lima. We found that 10.5% of the patients (42 patients) had a self prescribing behavior during pregnancy, 64.5% think that self prescribing behavior can produce congenital malformations. The medications used were classified as type A and B according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Paracetamol was used more frequently (47.6%) followed by amoxicillin (16.7%). All the women who self-prescribed have had this behavior before pregnancy. According to these results, we conclude there is a low prevalence of self-prescribing behavior during pregnancy compared to the international literature.

Título traducido de la contribuciónSelf-medication behavior among pregnant women user of the Instituto nacional Materno Perinatal, Peru 2011
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)212-217
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volumen29
N.º2
EstadoPublicada - 2012
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Adverse effects
  • Drug use habits
  • Peru
  • Pregnant women
  • Self medication

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