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Table 1 Indication/Pharmacological groups and examples presented in both questionnaire versions, and subsequent classification according ATC nomenclature.

From: Effect of questionnaire structure on recall of drug utilization in a population of university students

Indication/Pharmacological group Examples Classification (level II ATC subgroups)
Medications for treatment of pain and inflammation Paracetamol, Voltaren®/diclofenac, ibuprofen, etc. Analgesics (M01: Anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs, non steroids, N02: Analgesics, B01: Antithrombotic agents)
Medications for treatment of flu or cold Cêgripe®, Constipal®, Corenza® C Analgesics
Antibiotics amoxicillin, tetracycline, co-trimoxazol, metronidazol, etc. Antibiotics (J01: Antibacterials for systemic use)
Antimicotics/antifungals for treatment of infections Canesten®, Clotrimazol®, Quadriderme®, Nalbix®, etc Antifungals (ATC D01: Antifungals for dermatological use; G01: Gynecological antiinfectives and antiseptics; D07: Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations, combinations with antibiotics, J02: Antimicotics for systemic use)
Antimalarials artemisine + fansidar®, etc Antimalarials (ATC P01B: Antimalarials)
Antiparasitics albendazol, mebendazol, etc Antiparasitics (P01, except P01B: Antiprotozoals; P02: Antihelmintics)
Vitamins and minerals multivitamins, complex B, ferrous salt, vitamin C, etc. Vitamins (ATC A11: Vitamins, B03: Antianemic preparations)
Antiasthmatics salbutamol/Ventilan®, aminofiline, beclomethasone, prednisolone, etc. Antiasthmatics (R03: Drugs for obstructive airway diseases, H02: CCT for systemic use
Antihistamines clorfeniramine, loratadine, Claritine®, etc.), Anti-histamines (ATC R06: Antihistamines for systemic use)
Oral contraceptives/«pill» Diane® 35, Microginon®, etc. Hormonal contraceptives for systemic use (ATC G03: Sex hormones and modulators of the genital system; L02: Endocrine Therapy)
Antitussives and/or expectorants Benilyn®, Diacol®, Benetussin®, Tosseque®, sodium benzoate, etc. Antitussives (ATC R05: Cough and cold preparations)
Medications for gastric problems omeprazole, cimetidine, ranitidine, ENO®- fruit salts, aluminium hydroxide, Rennie®, Kompensan®, etc. Antacids (ATC A02: Drugs for acid related disorders)
Others including all the drugs not included in the previously-described groups