SELF-MEDICATION IN PERSISTENT RHINITIS: OVERUSE OF DECONGESTANTS IN HALF OF THE PATIENTS
- At: 2015 FIP Congress in Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Type: Poster
- By: MEHUYS, Els (Ghent University, Pharmaceutical Care Unit, Ghent, Belgium)
- Co-author(s): Els Mehuys
Patients with rhinitis often self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs, however this self-treating population has remained largely unstudied.
Observational study of individuals self-medicating persistent rhinitis. Participants (n=895) completed a self-administered questionnaire to assess current symptoms, rhinitis medication and previous physician.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.