Gómez Oliván L. Galar M, Téllez López AM, Carmona F, Amaya A. Estudio de automedicación en una farmacia comunitaria de la ciudad de Toluca. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Farmacéuticas. 2009; 40(1): 12 -19. PREPRINTED
The aim of this work was to realize a study in a community pharmacy of Toluca City, in order to determine the frequency andfactors which predispose self-medication in the population. The acquisition of drugs in the pharmacy was analyzed by a descriptive,observational and prospective study. The collection of data was done by a questionnaire, which provided informationabout the sociodemographic, economic, sanitary system covering and self-medication characteristics. The results showed ahigher percentage of self-medication in women, adult population and subjects with a lower access to sanitary services. Themore consumed drugs were: analgesics, antibiotics and antacids. The priority groups to which sanitary education most be directed,in order to improve the quality of self-medication, were determined with this study.