Association of Maternal Self-Medication and Over-the-Counter Analgesics for Children

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Self-medication with over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics, such as paracetamol (PCM), among children and adolescents is increasing and constitutes an important public health issue internationally. Reasons for this development are unclear; parental influence is suggested. Our objective was to examine whether self-medication with OTC analgesics among school-aged children is influenced by maternal self-reported health and medicine use, taking the child's frequency of pain into account.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatrics
Volume133
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)e291-8
Number of pages8
ISSN0031-4005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

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