Off-label use of anti-epileptic drugs: a community pharmacy based study.
- At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Type: Poster
- By: OLIVEIRA-MARTINS, Sofia (FACULTY OF PHARMACY - UNIVERSITY OF LISBON, Lisbon, Portugal)
- Co-author(s): Afonso-Silva, Marta (FACULTY OF PHARMACY - UNIVERSITY OF LISBON, LISBON, Portugal)
Cabrita, José (FACULTY OF PHARMACY - UNIVERSITY OF LISBON, LISBON, Portugal)
According to the Portuguese Medicines Authority, the use of antiepileptic drugs has grown in the last years, eventually as a result of an off-label use (outside the terms of its Marketing Authorization). This can be harmful for the patients and also increases costs for the Health System as these drugs are reimbursed in Portugal at the.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.