Ecuador: flu medications, anti-inflammatories and analgesics available only with prescription

Posted on July 28, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, TRAVEL reported the flu, anti-inflammatories and painkillers classified as counter may only be issued with a prescription, a provision that was upheld Wednesday by the Ministry of Health.

The temporary decision and avoid self-medication preventive character and potential clinical complications of influenza A (H1N1), so far leaves three dead and 51 confirmed cases.

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Through a public, health governing body reminded that the best action to combat the spread of influenza A (H1N1) is prevention. Among the measures recommended to prevent the spread covered with a tissue or the crook of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, do not spit on the floor and wash hands frequently with soap and water or with alcohol. Read Article

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