Journal of Developing Drugs

Journal of Developing Drugs
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ISSN: 2329-6631

Umar Farooq Gohar

  • Research Article
    Self-Medication Trends in Children by Their Parents
    Author(s): Umar Farooq Gohar, Sadia Khubaib and Asad MehmoodUmar Farooq Gohar, Sadia Khubaib and Asad Mehmood

    The aim of present study was to determine the self-medication trends in children by their parents, knowledge of selfmedication and their attitude towards this practice. Factors that enforced them to do this practice were also determined along with their source of information about drug use. Total 400 parents were randomly selected and interviewed. It was observed that self-medication prevalence in children by their parents was 77.25% with male and female ratio 49% and 51%. Self-medication awareness was 66% among total parents and this practice was more in children of age 1-5 years i.e., 47%. Most common conditions for self-medication were fever, cough, flu, vomiting, diarrhoea and allergies. Frequently used drug groups include antipyretics, cough and cold preparation, antimicrobials, antiemetics and antiallergy. It was also observed that 45% of parents practiced self-medication 3-4 ti.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6631.1000173

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