Assessment of Self-Medication Practice among Medical Students: A cross-sectional study

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Sarvaiya Darshansinh, V. M. Thorat, Chavda Akshayraj, Lekhika Singh, Aditya Shah, Harsh Singh


Introduction: Antibacterial tolerance is becoming a particular viewpoint of the biggest risks to worldwide wellness. Consequently, it's critical to evaluate the circumstances that may have contributed to the surge in confirmed instances of susceptibility. The main purpose of this research was to evaluate the use of antibiotics for self-medication among college pupils at Bathinda's medical university. Methods: For involvement in this poll, an ensemble of 500 pupils was chosen at chance across all grades and institutions within the university. The self-medicated practices over the preceding months have been evaluated through the completion of a personal survey by the approved responders. SPSS version 26 was used to critically analyze the outcomes. Results: Researchers found that 56% (n=280) of participants used antibiotics for self-treatment. Self-administration with penicillin was primarily done because the sickness hadn't been severe enough to warrant a doctor's visit (45.9%). Typical colds, temperature, and congestion were the most prevalent illnesses treated (43.1%). Amoxicillin capsules were the highest choice of antibiotic individuals selected to treat themselves (35.2%) and the local drugstore became the primary distributor (77.7%) of medicines. Conclusion: In a nutshell, college pupils frequently use antibiotics for self-treatment. It was discovered that the primary causes of self-administration, the ailments being managed, and the drugs utilized might all be linked to pupils being unaware of the requirements for prudent antibiotic usage and that further research was required to prove this.

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