Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
ZANGRONIS RUANO, Leonardo; GALLARDO PEREZ, Ulises de Jesús y CASTRO DE LA RUA, Juan Manuel. Use and abuse of Spasmoforte in the emergency service of “Hermanos Ruíz Aboy” Polyclinic. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2006, vol.22, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3038.
Drugs are the most used medical technology in the contemporary world. Prescription of a drug should not be considered as a reflex act, a kitchen recipe, or an answer to commercials or patients' pressures. An anonymous survey was done among 450 patients medicated with Spasmoforte to describe the use of this drug in the emergency department. There was a high rate of prescription of this drug and it was erroneously related to migraine. The cost of the overuse is high, and its prescription needs to be more rational and efficient.
Palabras llave : Spasmoforte; rational prescription; health primary care; use of drugs.