Programa pilot de farmàcies sentinella: seguiment de la dispensació de l’anticoncepció d’urgència a Catalunya durant l’any 2016
Introduction. Emergency contraception dispensation register in sentinel pharmacy offices of Barcelona province, with the objective of obtaining information on users profile and other conditions that allow to improve current contraception programmes’s strategies. Methods. An 18-item electronic form was designed. Data on the pharmacy office, patient, drug, type of dispensing, suspected adverse reactions and type of pharmaceutical action were collected. Results. During the 10-month study, 205 postcoital contraceptive dispensing reports were received. As regards postcoital contraceptive purchased by age and sex, the mean age of women was 28.2 ± 7.8 years and men’s 24 ± 6.3 years. 56.6% of women users report having taken medication on previous occasions, most of them more than a year ago. The main contraceptive method used is condom. In most dispensations, pharmacists performed additional actions by providing individually-tailored information to patients. Conclusions. Registered information allows to identify users profile and their behaviour pattern, confirming the need to continue monitoring in order to be able to plan educational and public health strategies on the use of different contraceptive methods.
Emergency contraception; Sentinel drugstores; Ulipristal acetate
Jambrina-Albiach AM, Rabanal M, Guayta-Escolies R, Rius P, Gascón P, Rodríguez G, et al. Programa pilot de farmàcies sentinella: seguiment de la dispensació de l’anticoncepció d’urgència a Catalunya durant l’any 2016. Butll Epidemiol Catalunya. 2016;37(12):278-284.
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