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Journal:   GOVARESH JOURNAL   FALL 2015 , Volume 20 , Number SUPPLEMENT; Page(s) 27 To 27.
 
Paper: 

INAPPROPRIATE DRUG USE IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES

 
 
Author(s):  NIKNAM RAMIN*, MAHMOUDI LALEH, SAFARPOUR ALI REZA
 
* GASTROENTEROHEPATOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Self-medication is increasing in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. We evaluated self-medication in patients with gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), functional constipation, and functional diarrhea.
Methods: An observation-based cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who had self-treated GERD, functional constipation, and functional diarrhea with chemical or herbal medications in referral gastrointestinal clinic. GERD was diagnosed based on Montreal classification. Functional constipation and functional diarrhea were diagnosed based on ROME III criteria.
Results: 390 patients with GERD, 230 patients with functional constipation, and 80 patients with functional diarrhea were conducted in this study. The mean age (SD) of patients was 41.40 (15.93) years old. Overall 484 female and 216 male were enrolled.
Prevalence of self-medication in GERD, functional constipation, and functional diarrhea were 84%, 68%, and 65%, respectively.23% of all patients have been used inappropriate chemical medications for their gastrointestinal diseases. There was not any significant relationship between age and sex with self-medication.
Conclusion: Our results showed a high prevalence of self-medication in GERD, functional constipation, and functional diarrhea that about one forth s, of patients selected inappropriate chemical medication.
Based on this study, we recommend to conduct educational programs for prevention of adverse effects and decreasing cost of using self-medications.

 
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APA: Copy

NIKNAM, R., & MAHMOUDI, L., & SAFARPOUR, A. (2015). INAPPROPRIATE DRUG USE IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES. GOVARESH JOURNAL, 20(SUPPLEMENT), 27-27. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509756



Vancouver: Copy

NIKNAM RAMIN, MAHMOUDI LALEH, SAFARPOUR ALI REZA. INAPPROPRIATE DRUG USE IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES. GOVARESH JOURNAL. 2015 [cited 2021July25];20(SUPPLEMENT):27-27. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509756



IEEE: Copy

NIKNAM, R., MAHMOUDI, L., SAFARPOUR, A., 2015. INAPPROPRIATE DRUG USE IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES. GOVARESH JOURNAL, [online] 20(SUPPLEMENT), pp.27-27. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509756.



 
 
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