Translation of self-medicate in Spanish:


automedicarse, v.

Pronunciation /ˌselfˈmedɪkeɪt//ˌselfˈmedəkeɪt/

intransitive verb


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    • If we're self-medicating, who decided to medicalise these emotions in the first place?
    • Americans spend an estimated $4 billion a year to self-medicate with herbal supplements, which are not regulated by the FDA.
    • We may think that we are self-medicating, but we are merely self-indulging.
    • Instead, we often seek pick-me-up foods or beverages to self-medicate.
    • I hate doctors, so I self-medicated, went back to work the next day, and limped around for the next 6 weeks or so while my foot slowly changed colour.
    • Injured dancers who self-medicate on a regular basis with aspirin or Advil can develop problems such as ulcers or kidney damage.
    • His condition remains stable and his symptoms are well controlled by anti-psychotic medication with which he self-medicates as prescribed.
    • Whilst it is great that you can just wander into a pharmacy and buy all the cheap drugs you want and self-medicate with whatever you think you need, there can be a downside to all this.
    • Many of the poor either self-medicate or get whatever remedies they can from local pharmacists who are the only health care providers in some rural areas.
    • Older and responsible students should be allowed to self-medicate at school with OTC products and certain prescription medications.
    • At first he thought he was suffering from arthritis and had been self-medicating.
    • Only 6 subjects sought professional help for their perceived sleep disorder and only 4 subjects elected to self-medicate.
    • Physicians should remain alert to signs of secondary headache in patients who are self-medicating frequently.
    • These studies are important because patients who self-medicate with herbs need to be sure that they are getting what advertisers claim on the label.
    • Ninety percent of the subjects self-medicated, usually for pain or colds.