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2020 Feb

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc



Prevalence of Self-medication among MBBS students of a Medical College in Kathmandu.


Khadka A, Kafle K K
JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2020 Feb; 58(222):69-75.
PMID: 32335615.


Self-medication refers to self-prescription which includes diagnosing and treating one's own illness and prescribing for one's self. Though appropriate self-medication relieves acute symptoms, is time saving and economical, it should not be advocated because of more risks than benefits. Self-medication practices were found to vary in medical students of Nepal and India. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of self-medication among medical students.