A REVIEW ON CONSEQUENCES OF SELF MEDICATION
Keywords:OTC drugs, SMP (self medication practice), antibiotic resistance, OTC drug abuse
Use of drugs without medical guidance may lead to problems like inappropriate, incorrect, or undue therapy, missed diagnosis, delays in appropriate treatment, pathogen resistance and increased morbidity. Studies shows that self medication practice is common for disease conditions like headache, common cold, fever, cogh and respiratory infections. Self medication should be considered as an emerging problem because there are occurances of a lot of risks. dispensing modes of OTC drugs needs to be improved through proper education, strict managerial and regulatory strategies.
Keywords: OTC drugs, SMP (self medication practice), antibiotic resistance, OTC drug abuse
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