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Impact of media: self-medication and the rising problem of antimicrobial resistance

Journal: International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 921-922

Keywords : Media; Antimicrobial agents; Resistance;

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Antimicrobial agents (AMAs) are one of the most commonly used as well as misused drugs. Antimicrobial resistance is an important growing global health issue which needs urgent addressal. Self-medication involves the use of medicinal products by the patient to treat self-recognized disorders, symptoms, recurrent diseases, or minor health problems. Medicines for self-medication are often called over the counter (OTC) drugs, which are available without a doctor's prescription through pharmacies, mostly in the developing countries. Self-medication particularly with antibiotics has been widely reported, leading the World Health Organization to call attention to its dangers as a cause of antimicrobial resistance.

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