Revista Brasileira de Ciências Farmacêuticas
Print version ISSN 1516-9332
PETRY, Raquel Denise; PLETSCH, Marilei Uecker and FERRAZZA, Mariane. Considerations about the dispensed medicines by SUS in the city of Garruchos - RS. Rev. Bras. Cienc. Farm. [online]. 2008, vol.44, n.3, pp. 503-508. ISSN 1516-9332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-93322008000300021.
In Rio Grande do Sul, the antimicrobials consumption has seasoning characteristics, and in the winter the utilization demands a significant part of the municipal investment. The dispensation study of antimicrobials gives elements to qualification of the municipal pharmaceutical assistance and to the management of these medicines. In this context, the present paper evaluates the dispensation characteristics of the antimicrobians by SUS in the city of Garruchos, RS. The data were obtained through prescription survey received by the Municipal Health Secretary during June of 2004. It was attended 1,546 prescriptions, which 572 contained antimicrobials, representing 51% of new prescriptions or 37% of the total of attended patients. World studies estimate in 12% the ambulatorial use of antimicrobials, which directs to a significant consumption of these medicines in Garruchos. It is detached the association of several antimicrobials classes with metronidazole, which presupposes the treatment of two infections at the same time. Besides these associations, 85% of the prescriptions present other medicines, mainly analgesics and anti-inflammatories. The benefits of the concomitant use are questionable according to the literature. Hence, this paper evidences the necessity of promoting the rational use of medicines in the health system.
Keywords : Medicines [rational use]; Antimicrobials; Pharmaceutical Assistance.