A Study on Pattern and Prevalence of Self-Medication among 2nd Year Medical Students

Objective: To explore the prevalence of self-medication among Second year MBBS graduates and to find out important determinant promoting such practices.

Methods: A questionnaire-based study was done by including Second year undergraduates in the study. Study was done in a single sitting.

Results: Majority of the students were practicing self-medication. Out of which previous prescriptions and family and friends found to be the major determinants influencing the practice of self-medication. it was also found majority are taking self-medication for fever and cough and cold. Also, the minority group not taking self-medication out of the risk of taking wrong drug.

Conclusion: Self-medication is very common among medical undergraduates which can only be prevented by implementing strict rule against the pharmaceutical companies and by increasing awareness of adverse effects and drug resistance.


Soni*, Mukesh Kumar and Dheeraj Kumar Singh

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