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Venda de colírios, sem receita médica, em farmácias com serviço de entrega a domicílio

Venda de colírios, sem receita médica, em farmácias com serviço de entrega a domicílio

Autores:

Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti Lira,
Pedro Cavalcanti Lira,
Newton Kara José

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.62 no.3 São Paulo jun. 1999

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19990005

SUMMARY

Purpose:

To evaluate the selling of eye drops without prescription to a patient with red eye, in drugswres with delivery system.

Methods:

One hundred drugstores with de livery system were randomly selected, in Recife - Brazil. By telephone contact, a patient who complain!d of unilateral ocular foreign body sensation, lacrimal discharge, and red eye of 24-hour duration, asked the em.ployee to recommend a treatment. After that, the employee's status was asked whether he was a clerk or a pharmacist.

Results:

In all of the drugstores the telephone contact was made with a clerk. In 91% of the cases the client was advised to buy a drug without prescription. Drops for symptomatic relief was the most common advice, offered in 45%c of the drugstores.

Conclusions:

These data suggest that selling eye drops without prescription In drugstores with delivery system is common in Recife, PE.

Keywords: Drug abuse; Eye diseases; Ocular infection; Self-treatment

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