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Self-medication: A current challenge.

Bennadi D - J Basic Clin Pharm (2013)

Bottom Line: It would be safe, if the people who are using it, have sufficient knowledge about its dose, time of intake, side effect on over dose, but due to lack of information it can cause serious effects such as antibiotic resistance, skin problem, hypersensitivity and allergy.There is need to augment awareness and implement legislations to promote judicious and safe practices.Improved knowledge and understanding about self-medication may result in rationale use and thus limit emerging microbial resistance issues.

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Affiliation: Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Self-medication is a global phenomenon and potential contributor to human pathogen resistance to antibiotics. The adverse consequences of such practices should always be emphasized to the community and steps to curb it. Rampant irrational use of antimicrobials without medical guidance may result in greater probability of inappropriate, incorrect, or undue therapy, missed diagnosis, delays in appropriate treatment, pathogen resistance and increased morbidity. This review focused on the self-medication of allopathic drugs, their use, its safety and reason for using it. It would be safe, if the people who are using it, have sufficient knowledge about its dose, time of intake, side effect on over dose, but due to lack of information it can cause serious effects such as antibiotic resistance, skin problem, hypersensitivity and allergy. There is need to augment awareness and implement legislations to promote judicious and safe practices. Improved knowledge and understanding about self-medication may result in rationale use and thus limit emerging microbial resistance issues. Articles which were published in peer reviewed journals, World Self-Medication Industry and World Health Organization websites relating to self-medication reviewed.

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Prevalence of self-medication
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Figure 1: Prevalence of self-medication

Mentions: Self-medication is very common now a days and it is being used world-wide, given in [Figure 1].[13]


Self-medication: A current challenge.

Bennadi D - J Basic Clin Pharm (2013)

Prevalence of self-medication
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4012703&req=5

Figure 1: Prevalence of self-medication
Mentions: Self-medication is very common now a days and it is being used world-wide, given in [Figure 1].[13]

Bottom Line: It would be safe, if the people who are using it, have sufficient knowledge about its dose, time of intake, side effect on over dose, but due to lack of information it can cause serious effects such as antibiotic resistance, skin problem, hypersensitivity and allergy.There is need to augment awareness and implement legislations to promote judicious and safe practices.Improved knowledge and understanding about self-medication may result in rationale use and thus limit emerging microbial resistance issues.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Self-medication is a global phenomenon and potential contributor to human pathogen resistance to antibiotics. The adverse consequences of such practices should always be emphasized to the community and steps to curb it. Rampant irrational use of antimicrobials without medical guidance may result in greater probability of inappropriate, incorrect, or undue therapy, missed diagnosis, delays in appropriate treatment, pathogen resistance and increased morbidity. This review focused on the self-medication of allopathic drugs, their use, its safety and reason for using it. It would be safe, if the people who are using it, have sufficient knowledge about its dose, time of intake, side effect on over dose, but due to lack of information it can cause serious effects such as antibiotic resistance, skin problem, hypersensitivity and allergy. There is need to augment awareness and implement legislations to promote judicious and safe practices. Improved knowledge and understanding about self-medication may result in rationale use and thus limit emerging microbial resistance issues. Articles which were published in peer reviewed journals, World Self-Medication Industry and World Health Organization websites relating to self-medication reviewed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus