AbstractMedications are one of the most important tools in public health practice. Since the 1980s, self‑medication is of prime public health importance as World Health Organization, in order to reduce the burden on health care professionals changed some prescription drugs to be sold over the counter. Each drug has its own advantages & disadvantages. Hence, always they have to be taken with caution. Considering this a recent trend has increased in surveying the prevalence of self medication. Hence, this review critically evaluated the studies to put a light on basic concept of self medication.Key words: Self medication, Drug abuse, Self care, Substance abuse, Antibiotic usage.
Halappa, M. (2017). RESEARCH ON SELF MEDICATION: A HYPE OR A HOPE? A LITERATURE REVIEW. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 9(6), 28. https://doi.org/10.22159/ajpcr.2016.v9i6.13757