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Self-medication with antitussives and expectorants

  • At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: ALVES, Lúcia (Farmácia da Liga das Associações de Socorro Mútuo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Cunha, A. (Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
    Pinho, C. (Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
    Cruz, A. (Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
  • Abstract:

    Background:
    Self-medication is a widespread practice in today's society that implies a growing awareness and responsibility. Acute cough due to upper respiratory tract infection is a common symptom. Non-prescription over-the-counter medicines like some antitussives and expectorants are widely available and on sale to the public without

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Last update 4 October 2019

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