Self-Medication in Pakistan: Urgent Need for Medical Education and Policy Implementation

Authors

  • Junaid Khan Department of medicine Dow medical university, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Yusuf Karatas 1. Institute of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey. 2. Pharmacovigilance specialist, Faculty of Medicine, Balcali Hospital, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
  • Zakir Khan Institute of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36283/pjmd.v10i4.1296

Keywords:

Self Medication, Pakistan, Drugs, Public health

Abstract

Self-Medication (SM) is defined as “the use of drugs to treat self-diagnosed diseases or symptoms, or the intermittent or continuing use of a prescribed drug for chronic or recurring disease or symptoms".

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Published

2021-10-25

How to Cite

Khan, J., Karatas , Y. ., & Khan, Z. (2021). Self-Medication in Pakistan: Urgent Need for Medical Education and Policy Implementation. Pakistan Journal of Medicine and Dentistry, 10(4), 104–105. https://doi.org/10.36283/pjmd.v10i4.1296

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