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Self medication pattern of antibiotics among non practicing allopathic doctors

Authors:Shubha.R, S.N.Praveen Prasad ,G.N.Manjunath
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(3): 3458-3460  |  PDF File


Abstract:Self medication of antibiotics is increasing especially in developing countries due to its easy availability of over-the-counter and has lead to the development of antibiotic resistance, which is global concern. Medical college faculty of basic sciences has the tendency of self medication because of their medical background. This study was conducted among 120 faculty members and found to have significant self medication practice in 83.33%. The most common antibiotic used was azithromycin and the reason being a medical graduate don’t need consultation. This perception is alarming to the students and community and needs immediate attention.