Study of self drug administration among second professional medical students

Authors

  • Asish kumar Biswas Department of Pharmacology, M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • Gajendra Kumar Singh Department of Pharmacology, M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • Akash Chandra Department of Pharmacology, M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • Upendra Kumar Department of Pharmacology, M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • Amrendra Narayan Mishra Department of Pharmacology, M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20194274

Keywords:

Self-medication, Questionnaire, Second professional students

Abstract

Background: Self-medication is very common in our day to day life which is an unhealthy and risky practice. Present study was done to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice among second professional medical students.

Methods: A questionnaire related to self-medication with consent was prepared and distributed among the students of second professional. Data was collected and analysed the results expressed as counts and percentages.

Results: Total 100 students participated in the study for taking self-medication and was no need to visit the doctor for minor illness. In maximum students, source of information of the drugs used for self-medication pharmacological based and learning process in the college. The source of drug was medical store. Most of the students took self-medication for loose motion and headache followed by cough, cold and fever. Out of total 100 students most of the students took paracetamol tablet as self-medication.

Conclusions: This study showed that second professional medical students after studying pharmacological books they do not use any wrong medicine as self-medication. High level of awareness of second professional students has minimized self medication.

Author Biography

Asish kumar Biswas, Department of Pharmacology, M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Pharmacology, Associate Professor

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Published

2019-09-25

How to Cite

Biswas, A. kumar, Singh, G. K., Chandra, A., Kumar, U., & Mishra, A. N. (2019). Study of self drug administration among second professional medical students. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 8(10), 2294–2296. https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20194274

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